Here we are, back in Honduras again this year.  I am traveling to the island of Guanaja to stay in the home of Keith and Laurie.  My friend, Cindy, and I bought a week at their home during a silent auction and were able to pick our week.. We left Atlanta late on Saturday and because of the 2 hour difference, we landed in Roatan by 12:30PM.  We had to make 3 runs before we could land because of the bad weather, but the third try was the charm.   We had a couple of hours to kill, so we managed to hang out a Larry and Luey’s for a cocktail and conversation.  We received our boarding pass to Lanhsa Airlines, which was a laminated paper that had been used probably 100 times before.  Mine was falling apart.  We looked outside to see a dual prop plane that could hold probably 15 people – 2 seats on one side and 1 seat on the other.  No snacks served.  It was an interesting flight at 1,550 feet the entire way, which took about 15 minutes.  We landed on a rough runway, but a cute airport all in all.  Our guide for the week, Dereck, met us and picked up our bags, then we walked through the cute little airport walkwayto the boat that was waiting at the dock about 50 feet away.  They took us to our home for the week by boat where we shared a couple of beers and settled in.  We probably watched the hummingbirds for an hour or so as they must have known what was to come and were getting prepared.  We walked up the steps behind us to a wonderful restaurant called Mi Casa Too and ordered some vodka with fresh watermelon juice that was a specialty and wonderful.  The walk was steep, so we will be getting in our exercise.  They brought us crackers, pepper jelly and cream cheese.  The pepper jelly was homemade and I will be bringing some home with me.  We ordered our dinner – lobster, plaintains, a wonderful rice and salad.  It was fantastic.  As we were about to leave, a huge storm came up and we had no umbrellas.  I’m not sure that one would have helped us as it was a deluge.  It was so strong that the power went out in the restaurant, so they brought out candles and we waited at the bar and had a couple more cocktails.  It was someone’s birthday in the restaurant, so we ate chocolate birthday cake with our candles and watermelon juice/vodkas.  What a hoot!!!!  It rained and rained and sounded wonderful on the tin roof, so we waited.  It finally slacked up after about an hour or so, so we made our way down the steps to our house with just a few sprinkles as we were protected somewhat by the vegetation.  The power was still out, so we hunted for candles with the failing light of our cell phones. I had seen an oil lantern, but no candles, so we searched for matches.  After about 30 minutes, we found the matches and lit the lantern, but lo and behold!!!! The power came back on.  We were horrified to find about a 3-4 inch scorpion on the floor – ALIVE!!!!  Well that was an adventure.  I found a broom and Cindy used one of my snorkeling fins to move him outside, but not before making him really mad.  Ever since then I have been watching the floor.  We both took a shower with some luke warm water – warmed by the black cistern behind our house, but it was wonderful.


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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