Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quick Update

I'll start by saying that I'm sorry for the lack of blog posts.  I am happy but staying very busy doing things that arent very interesting.  There are tons of things that I would love to blog about but my free time is pretty limited and when I find a few minutes to sit at the computer, I just dont feel like writing.  I used to write at night but now I am working at the bar pretty late and when I'm done with work, writing is the last thing that I want to do.  Maybe I'll pick it back up later but for now, dont expect too much from me in terms of blogging.  Just know that I am enjoying it here and actually very excited for my parents to visit for Thanksgiving. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

El Mochito Mine

Its good to know people.  One of our favorite customers is the GM of a big lead and zinc mine in the area and he took Vicky and me down yesterday.  We went all the way down to 3050 ft.  It was very hot and wet but very interesting.

FYI, my keyboard which had magically fixed itself is acting up again.  Sorry for so few details on the mine but it is not easy for me to type like this.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We have been dog sitting for the last few days for little Santiago, otherwise known as San Diablo.  He is just so cute but kind of a little terror when he wants to be.  I think he is probably a pretty normal Jack Russell, full of energy and a bit yappy when he gets worked up.  He likes to chase guys on bicycles down the road and mess with the guys when they are working.  He also loves attacking brooms and mops and anything else that is moving.  I'm pretty much smitten with him.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hurricane Matthew

Well the hurricane was a dud here in Honduras.  We are in the middle of the country but only got a steady rain all night long and now it looks like it will be a nice day which is good because I need to dry some laundry and sun is very helpful for that.  We have no guests besides a couple that is camping in their camper van.  I have a feeling that we will get walk-ins today since the weather is better than was predicted.  Otherwise it will be very quiet here.

The good news is that my keyboard seems to have magically fixed itself.

Friday, September 24, 2010


I know this picture is dark but I didn't want to ruin the vibe. Bob is a great guitar player and singer and every now and then will get a jam session going. Since neither Rob or I is musical, we just sat close by and enjoyed the live show.

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Dogs Life....

There are 2 great dogs that live here.  I'll post some pics of them another day.  I walked by their food dish the other day and just had to take a picture.  French fries, garlic toast, tomatoes and popcorn.  I'm sure that they had already eaten the hamburger.  If you have never been to Central America, you are not aware of how pathetically skinny most dogs here are.  You can quickly spot a foreigner owned dog because they are healthy.  People freak out (in a good way), when they see the dogs that live here because they are so healthy. They may end up with cholesterol problems but these guys eat better than anyone.

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Rob's Work

Here are some pics of Bob's house that Rob is working on.  Its going to be so nice when its done.  Today they are already painting the inside.  Its so damp here that hopefully, someday the paint might even dry.

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Old school working

Its pretty different working down here. Rob needed to bend some pipe and used this very low tech technique. Working here really makes you have to think outside the box which I think is really good for us.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We will miss you Ed

We have enjoyed the company  of Ed, Bob the owner's brother.  He just left to head home to Oregon and will be missed by all of us.  He is such a cool mellow guy.  We really will miss him around here.  I wish he was staying another week but he had to head home to his cool house that floats right on the river.

Beware of falling avocados

Every now and then, while sitting here enjoying the peace and quiet, there is this huge BOOM that sounds like a gunshot.  Everyone jumps.  It turns out that it is avocados falling from a tree.  They are hard as a rock when they hit the metal roof over the restaurant tables.  2 have already fallen this morning while I've been typing here and drinking my morning coffee.