Guatemala: July 20-August 3, 2019

Posted: August 30th, 2019 | Filed under: Out Of Town

Two weeks through Guatemala . . .

July 20, 2019

Landed in Belize to travel to Guatemala’s lowlands and Tikal . . .

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Belize, July 20, 2019

Speed Bump Sign, Belize, July 20, 2019

July 21, 2019

Tikal:

 

Temple IV, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala, July 21, 2019

Temple IV, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala, July 21, 2019

View From Temple IV, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala, July 21, 2019

Mundo Perdido, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala, July 21, 2019

Temple I, Great Plaza, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala, July 21, 2019

Stayed at Francis Ford Coppola’s La Lancha along Lake Petén:

View From Lakeview Suite, La Lancha, Lake Petén Itzá, Petén, Guatemala, July 21, 2019

July 22, 2019

Flores:

Calle 15 de Septiembre, Flores, Petén, Guatemala, July 22, 2019

July 23-24, 2019

Two long days of driving with a stop overnight in San Jeronimo. . .

Piñatas, Guatemala, July 23, 2019
Cows in Road, Guatemala, July 23, 2019

Hotel San Jerónimo, Calle Pueblo Nuevo, San Jerónimo, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, July 24, 2019

San Jerónimo, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, July 24, 2019

CA9 Transoceanic Highway, Guatemala, July 24, 2019

CA9 Transoceanic Highway, Guatemala, July 24, 2019

. . . before finally getting to Quetzaltenango/Xela where we stayed at Pension Bonifaz:

Pensión Bonifaz, 4a Calle 10-50, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, July 25, 2019

Catedral del Espíritu Santo de Quetzaltenango:

Catedral del Espíritu Santo de Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango/Xela, Guatemala, July 24, 2019

 

July 25, 2019

Cementerio General in Xela:

Cementerio General, Quetzaltenango/Xela, Guatemala, July 25, 2019

Iglesia El Calvario:

Iglesia El Calvario, Quetzaltenango/Xela, Guatemala, July 25, 2019

Mercado La Democracia:

Mercado La Democracia, Quetzaltenango/Xela, Guatemala, July 25, 2019

July 26, 2019

Lake Atitlán:

Lake Atitlán From Villas B'alam Ya, Santa Catarina Palopó, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, July 26, 2019

We stayed at Villas B’alam Ya:

Lake Atitlán From Villas B'alam Ya, Santa Catarina Palopó, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, July 26, 2019

July 27, 2019

Panajachel:

Lake Atitlán From Panajachel, Guatemala, July 27, 2019

July 28, 2019

The famous market in Chichicastenango:

Chichicastenango, Guatemala, July 28, 2019

Iglesia de Santo Tomás, Chichicastenango, Guatemala, July 28, 2019

Chichicastenango, Guatemala, July 28, 2019

July 29, 2019

Boat tour of villages around Lake Atitlán:

San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, July 29, 2019

Santiago Atitlán and Maximón:

Maximón, Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, July 29, 2019

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol:

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, July 29, 2019

July 30, 2019

Antigua. . .

Parque Central/Plaza Mayor:

Parque Central/Plaza Mayor, Antigua, Guatemala, July 30, 2019

Arco de Santa Catalina:

Arco de Santa Catalina/Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua, Guatemala, July 30, 2019

Convento de las Capuchinas:

Iglesia y Convento de las Capuchinas, Antigua, Guatemala, July 30, 2019

Convento de las Capuchinas, Antigua, Guatemala, July 30, 2019

Iglesia de La Merced:

Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua, Guatemala, July 30, 2019

Casa Santo Domingo:

Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala, July 30, 2019

Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya:

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Volcán de Pacaya, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

August 1, 2019

Guatemala City. . .

Catedral Metropolitana in Plaza de la Constitución:

Plaza de la Constitución, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 1, 2019Mercado Central:

Mercado Central, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 1, 2019

6a Avenida, Centro Histórico:

6a Avenida, Centro Histórico, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 1, 2019

Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología:

Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 2, 2019

Tikal Scale Model, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 2, 2019

Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 2, 2019

Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 2, 2019

Museo de los Niños de Guatemala:

Museo de los Niños de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 2, 2019

Traffic, Guatemala, August 2, 2019

Oakland Mall:

Oakland Mall, Diagonal 6, 13-01 Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 1, 2019

We stayed at Hyatt Centric Guatemala City:

Hyatt Centric Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala, July 31, 2019

Southern Swing: Atlanta-Savannah-Orlando-Atlanta, February 17-23, 2019

Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Filed under: Out Of Town

February 17, 2019

Manhattan From JetBlue 719, February 17, 2019

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Aiport, Atlanta, Georgia, February 17, 2019

Fried Green Tomatoes, The Corner Grille, 3823 Main Street, College Park, Georgia, February 17, 2019

February 18, 2019
Savannah:

John P. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, Georgia, February 18, 2019

Dinner in Jacksonville:
Julington Creek Fish Camp, 12760 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, February 18, 2019
February 19, 2019
Epcot:

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, World Showcase, Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

February 20, 2019
Three Sisters Springs:

Three Sisters Springs, Crystal Springs, Florida, February 20, 2019

Dinner in Gainesville:

Mojo Hogtown BBQ, 12 SE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, February 20, 2019

February 21, 2019
Valdosta to Atlanta via I-75:

Interstate 75, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Ashburn:

Cow, 2005 North Street, Ashburn, Georgia, February 21, 2019
Lane Southern Orchards:

Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, Georgia, February 21, 2019
Spent two nights at the world-famous Harry Potter Fan’s Magical Wizards World in Atlanta:

Harry Potter Fan's Magical Wizards World Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, February 21, 2019

Harry Potter Fan's Magical Wizards World Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, February 21, 2019
February 22, 2019
Center for Civil and Human Rights:

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Centennial Olympic Park:
Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019
Lunch at Paschal’s:
1947 Fried Chicken, Paschal's Restaurant, 180 Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019
The weird and wonderful Doll’s Head Trail in Constitution Lakes Park:

Doll's Head Trail, Constitution Lakes Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Doll's Head Trail, Constitution Lakes Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Doll's Head Trail, Constitution Lakes Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

February 23, 2019
The requisite trip to Waffle House:

Waffle House #1890, 100 Piedmont Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 2019

Shopping:
Junkman's Daughter, 464 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 2019
Murals:
The Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 2019

Eight Miles Of Model Trains

Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Filed under: Out Of Town

Northlandz in Flemington, New Jersey in insane/inspired — eight miles of model trains:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

The great thing about the museum is that it has this brilliant dark/dystopian touch that undercuts your usual expectations of model trains. It sort of starts out sunny:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

But then you notice odd touches, like a delivery truck that has run off the road:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . and train disasters:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . heaps of junked trains:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . nightmare cliff dwellings looking like something Hieronymus Bosch conjured:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . and of course a plane crash:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017