‘love it or leave it’….or just get the hell outa Dodge for the end of Semana Santa, which is exactly what I did…4 days/3 nights in beautiful downtown Guaranja, off the maps, grids and without water…yeah, there was ice, coke, rum and beer plus ammunition, so it wasn’t a total loss. Total Loss? the venerable Land Rover, with history going back to Jim Hearne, Mac, Murray and lately HBT…Reid? his dreams shattered permanently after hearing just how trashed the Rover is…
it’s not a pretty picture but that’s what it is…the weather, the pigs and the missing radiator…and now that I gave it a final coup de grace….it was HBT’s idea, except he doesn’t remember…two rounds in the night, after innumerable rounds of beer, rum and HBT’s favorite combustible..hey, it was Guaranja, Good Friday night, no water, rum down to a bottle and a half and everyone else was letting off rounds…if nothing else, it was a great insight/experience in ‘tipico’ Guatemala living…no water, wood stoves for cooking, extended families, lotta pigs running around and a fabulous river for swimming…hidden, off the map and popular with the locals…
I’m thinkin’ of a Monopoly version of Antigua…Go to Jail cards, followed by years of ’house arrest’…land on a space where a restaurant used to be, pick up 200q,…speaking of jail, another ‘conspiracy to commit illegal acts’ has spun off the latest event involving a certain house south of town…not involving cats this time but a television set…the ‘crime’ captured on video, engendered a lotta cops and attorneys…after coming from a town where the police never come to, attorneys are unknown, this event boggles the mind..
Mario B/wife Nancy/baby, eating at Sobremesa…La Sala, thanks to Mario, is rockin’ seven nights a week and brightening up that part of town..Pappy’s Texas BBQ says their website is now up…www.bbqantigua.com….orders they take at firstname.lastname@example.org tell me if it’s working or not, porfa
a flash of Flor, a dash of Claudia #1…hey, better than nothing, eh? and a few places around town sold out of ’Our Man in Antigua!’….whoop tee doo…right…BFD, actually but I’ll restock, take the $$ and shut up..
lastly, the old Ixcot space is now rented…from the signage, it looks like it’s associated with the Hotel D’Leyenda two doors down and they’re betting the house on serving ceviche..they could stuck a Spanish school, travel agency and whatever else in there….who knows?
HBT didn’t get the concept of nude chocolate wrestling here in A-Town…tourism, right? yes, but….who gets to be the judge of the contestants? right!