Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Starbucks and IHOP

Yes, Starbucks has arrived in Guatemala!

Glenn and I visited the new Starbucks recently!
The Frappachino tasted the same as it does in the states.

The new Starbucks is on the other side of the city from where we live.
The store offered WiFi and a nice seating area to relax and enjoy a muffin and coffee.
Then to round out the day, we stopped at IHOP.  IHOP is another brand new restaurant here in the city.  
A second IHOP opened up just several weeks ago on our side of the city. On Sunday, we noticed a long line of folks waiting to be seated at the new IHOP in our part of the city.

Monday, June 20, 2011


You know it is Rainy season when....

You hang your clothes outside to DRY...
 and it begins to RAIN
and then the gas Dryer BREAKS!
It is customary for us to wash and then hang our clothes out to dry.  The sun can be pretty intense at this elevation, so the clothes dry quickly.  However, when rainy season sets in (May - November), it is normally sunny in the mornings and then we usually have a late afternoon shower.  Sometimes it will rain the whole day and maybe for several days. So, it is good to have a back-up plan with a gas dryer.  

I do have a handyman of a husband, and he determined that the electric motor was burned out. So Glenn has called the repair man to come and help him find an "equivalent" motor for the dryer.
NOTE: there are no Frigidaire places here but they found an approximate replacement motor that should work. They only had to go to two different "hole in the wall" locations to find it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dallas Mavericks and Prensa Libre

There were articles on 2 separate days focusing on the win of the Dallas Mavericks!
Prensa Libre
(Guatemalan newspaper)

 We're proud of the Dallas Mavericks!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Go Dallas Mavericks

We have been following the Dallas Mavericks basketball playoffs down here in Guatemala City.  Fortunately, we have cable TV that pulls channel 10 from Miami.  Thursday night, it was especially fun to see the newscaster's reaction to their unexpected loss to the Mavs!

Also, I check on FB during the game, to watch what people are posting about the Mavs.

Sunday night, we plan to host a Mavericks Party to watch the Basketball game.  If you are in Guatemala City, head on over to our home!  Tip off is 6pm!  RSVP

Go Dallas Mavericks!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Recycling in Guatemala

While visiting the golf course outside of Antigua,
La Reuniรณn,
I spotted this Recycle Bin
This is unusual for Guatemala.
Normally, the trash is sorted when the garbage men come by and gather the trash and they sort it before loading it in the truck.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Class of 2011 - CAG

 Congratulations to Caleb Adams!
Class of 2011
Caleb is a missionary kid, born in Argentina, grew up in El Salvador and Guatemala and is now headed to Biola University in Los Angeles.
We are proud of Caleb's accomplishments and pray for his new freshman year!