This is the day that the Wilderness Team will be going home. We all met for breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Breakfast was good and we enjoyed talking over the past week. Cindy and I had already arranged a ride with Alfredo, who is the son of a mutual friend of Cindy’s and mine. He lives in Tegucigalpa and said he would drive us to Santa Lucia and then on to Valle des Angeles. We said goodbye to the members of the Wilderness Team, as they boarded the bus for the airport. Alfredo and his niece, Andrea, picked us up at a little after 10:00AM and we drove to Santa Lucia, about 45 minutes from Tegucigalpa, which is a beautiful little town that was reminiscent of the hill towns in Tuscany. In the center of town was a lake with a fountain in the middle. We drove further and stopped at the cathedral and took a few pictures. We walked up the cobblestone streets and took pictures along the way. There were several spots along the way that were wonderful vantage points. We continued to walk uphill and saw only Honduran tourists. We walked to the top of the town and continued to take pictures. Alfredo met us at the top with his car and then we drove on into the Valle. It was only about a 10-15 minute drive and the numbers of Honduran tourists increased, but the town was much bigger. We walked to Virginia’s Pupusas where we ordered Pupusas, which I had never eaten before. They were delicious. Alfredo said they were the best ones he had ever eaten and wanted to share that with us. Alfredo and Andrea had to be back in Tegucigalpa, so we said our goodbyes. Cindy and I bought a couple of beers at the grocery store next to us and drank them by the pool at the hotel. Then we ventured out to do a little shopping and there was plenty of shopping to do in this town — not my experience in other parts of Honduras with the possible exception of Roatan. We were told of a great coffee and tea shop, so we stopped there and ordered a pot of coffee. They served it in an earthenware pot over a warming pot with 3 tea candles in it. The coffee tasted nicely earthy and never cooled down. They served it with warm milk in earthenware coffee cups. The coffee/tea shop also had art exhibits and various seating options. There was also outdoor seating in the garden, which had quite a bit of yard art. We finished our coffee and came back to the hotel to freshen up before heading out to dinner. Alfredo recommended a pizza restaurant called Hierro Barron y Verde, so we tried it and it was wonderful. A very cute place with an outdoor garden area and a trickle fountain. We asked if they had a lime to take with us and they gave it to us. We stopped by a liquor store and picked up some rum and cokes to make Cuba Libres in our room. We returned to our hotel to find that the wedding that was taking place at the pool was in full swing with very loud music. I hope we can get to sleep.

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About lynntclarke

I am an attorney by trade, but love to travel. I am in my "golden" years and decided to blog about some of my trips, mainly to keep a diary of my experiences, so that I can do picture books for my travels and remember what I did each day. When you travel, you tend to forget the day before as you are having such wonderful new experiences. The blog will be there forever, I suppose, but memories fade fast. I hope you learn something worthwhile as you read. If not, then that is okay, too. Enjoy your own travels!!!

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