Mi cumpleaños, San Pedro de Laguna, el 28 de noviembre, 2016
So now I'm 55! Freedom 55, isn't that what they say? Well, I had a good day, but everyday seems good - lucky me!
Last night coming home the Catholics were having another procession, making their way to the only Catholic Church in town-
Men carry the float, shuffling along. It's lit up with big spotlights that are powered by a generator that is pulled along too. Traffic is backed up but no one seems to mind; it's just part of life in Guatemala!
Today, being the big day that it is, I met Mynor, mi profesor at school and we went out for breakfast. I had a very fresh croissant stuffed with bacon (my first since leaving home), eggs, tomato and avocado! It was excellent!
I started learning the past tense this morning. It's going to take awhile!
After class, I helped Maria make tamales. The potatoes were already cooked and mashed and the carne was soaking in a tasty sauce-
First, we put potatoes on the leaves-
Then carne on top-
I also prepared a piña, manzanas and a papaya for a special frutas drink that was cooked on the wood stove-
After helping, I walked to San Juan, a local pueblo-
The interior is interesting-
Returning home for supper, I picked up my cake-
A Guatemalico tradition is to take a bite out of the cake-
Maria and Elenita enjoying tamales and cake-