Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tikal, Guatemala

Trek to Tikal, Guatemala

Marty, Dan, Dale & Ray gleeful at ascending Temple IV

No human sacrifices for us, maybe just a few pieces of skin.
Who knew that just under those heaps/mountains of vegetation were so  many temples?

Yes, Dale is growing!!

                          Some of my most favorite people!!

So very happy that our day at Tikal was cloudy.... blisters but no burns.

Huge Ceiba tree!

In a galaxy far, far away...

My shmoozers

The road passes by El Remate, Guatemala, where the bus dropped us off. We got to try our first Guatemalan beer "Gallo" (rooster).  

Dale & I noticed there were about 3 roosters to every chicken!
(no fair!)

Horses by the road in El Remate right on Lake Peten. (It's way more picturesque than this.)

Ray, giving me the password at Los Amigos Hostel where we stayed our second night.
 The cobblestone streets of Flores, a lovely island in Lake Peten.

We all felt pretty homey.

Dale found baby kittens and a little boy to play with. She would have been happy to stay longer.

The vegetation indoors made us feel so relaxed & oxygenated.

The bus thankfully dropped us off right here to our marina after our 5 hour ride. (It left at 5AM - that meant no coffee til 6:30 at the border! You're lucky to not have heard the whining!)

 Dale & Ray enjoying the swing in the saltwater swimming area at the marina outside of Belize City. 

Dale did not really land on this guy!

We so enjoyed Nick & Diana's visit. Four days was not near long enough! 

Miss you all. Hope to see you in the Rio Dulce, Isla Mujeres, Texas, Alaska, Arizona or New Mexico sometime within the next couple of months! 
Marty & the crew of Sunny Ray

Thursday, March 12, 2015


'cause I'm happpy.....

like a room without a roof!!!!

We're so happy to have been in Isla Mujeres for the last 5 weeks! Sunny Ray docked at El Milagro Marina for 4 of those, enjoying those who work there & were staying there. Dale & Ray met new friends.....decidedly the girls Dale's age outnumbered any Ray's. Ray hung with the adults.

Kylee came over to help Dale make valentines. Ray supervised cookies.

Dale missed Kylee & Kyndall when they left and was happy to meet Afton & Brooke when they arrived from Minnesota also.

Ray & Dale amusing themselves by submerging Pearl, capsizing her, righting & bailing her out.

Good exercise & good skills to have. Yeah, they look crazy!!

Staying warm in sunny Mexico

Carnival started happening soon after our arrival.

Streets are abuzz with laughing & happiness
 Lots of dancing & fun

colorful music all day & night!!!

So fun to visit during this time of frivolity, now all is tranquillo.
Our anchorage for the last week.

Sunny Ray at El Milagro

Some of El Milagro's shell art/fountains on interior wall

The Where's Waldo of iguanas. I count 4, how many do you see? (There were dozens on the other side of the wall.)

Unlike my cousin Jan, I (Marty) will not be wearing iguanas on my head!

Miss you all! Marty