When i woke up this morning it was about 5:30am and i stepped out of my tent to see the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. Our tent was nestled between two avocado trees that were part of an entire orchard of avocado trees. The ground just in front of the tent quickly sloped down and away from us, leading into a huge valley about 2miles down. On either side of the valley, to the left and right were two huge volcanos that looked like two giant guards keeping watch over the small valley town. The sun had not quite come up and the volcano to the right was just spewing smoke from its pinacle. The pictures that I took (which will be posted on thursday) do not even come close to doing the sight justice. It was just breathtaking. I walked up to the main area where everyone was still sleeping and sat with two of the local dogs, one alaskan malimute and one german shepard who were playing with each other. It was pretty amazing to have a little peace and quiet for a few minutes. Soon after i got up, Brian from the UK came and joined me and we sat and talked for a little while. slowly, one by one everybody started coming out of their dorm room or private cabin. Breakfast was starting to be served and the coffee was hot. The morning was off to a slow start but we all eventually made plans for the day and Erika and I decided to go with a group down to Antigua, about a 30min trip and spend some time there before we had to get back to the lodge for dinner. We have been walking around the town for a little while and it is a nice town but very touristy. Everyone here knows english and most of the town is tailored to tourism. We will be heading back up to the earthlodge soon but wanted to blog before we went up there. We are really enjoying our stay here and the Canadian/American couple who own the lodge are very inspiring to us. who knows, maybe we will do something like that after we get our loans payed off, which will probably be 50years from now. We look forward to seeing you all at christmas or back in Florida and untill then keep us in your prayers and we will do the same.
love you all cody and erika
THIS WAS OUR VIEW IN THE MORNING.
THE PICTURE DOESNT EVEN COMPARE TO THE ACTUAL SIGHT
AFTER BEING IN FLORIDA SO LONG ITS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I CAN WEAR A JACKET
THE BATHROOM, COLD SHOWER AND MAYAN SAUNA
ERIKA AND I WARMING UP IN THE MORNING SUN
HEADING DOWN TO ANTIGUA IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK
THIS IS LOLA, ONE OF THE OWNERS DOGS
THIS IS RUFUS, A YOUNG AND VERY ROUDY GERMAN SHEPARD