I had the time of my life

Friday we went to lake Atitlan, which was a 2.5 hour drive from where we were staying. This meant that we had to get up very early. We had a delicious breakfast of eggs, and of course tortillas. We left the house around 7:30am and headed up through the winding mountains. Along the drive we saw some very interesting things, like a cow strapped to the back of a pick up truck, and farm animals grazing along the side of the road with no fence. Since the drive was so long, windy, and bumpy a lot of people got car sick. Once we finally got to the lake it was beautiful. Everyone broke into groups and had different choices of activities to do. Most people started the morning by shopping at the huge market, some people are better at bargaining than others (Nicole and Matt were probably the best). Lunch was on your own so most people picked a nice little place to relax. Seven of us decided to skip lunch and zip line instead. Zip lining was so amazing! We took a tuc tuc up to the zip lining area. A tuk tuk is a mini taxi that can fit a max of three people, it is kind of scary, but something everyone should experience at least once. The zip line had eight lines that ranged from around 40 feet per second to 60 feet per second. Another option was to go to the nature reserve by the zip lines. The nature reserve has monkeys, raccoons, butterflies, and waterfalls. Rachel said that it was very cool. A third option was to take a boat to the different islands around the lake. The islands were all filled with indigenous people so it is a very big culture shock. Hannah said that she really enjoyed it. The final option was to continue shopping, which people with a lot of quetzals left over did. We met up again at 3:30 to head to Antigua for dinner. The 2.5 hour bus ride was again rough, especially with the added fog, but we made it back safely. At Antigua we had dinner at a place that serves As green as it gets coffee. It was a great dinner and they even had a live band. It was someone from the other group’s birthday (that is also staying at As green) so we celebrated with cake, dancing, and the live band playing happy birthday. After dinner we all piled into one van chicken bus style and had a dance party to the Black Eyed Peas song “Time of my life” it was a fantastic way to end the last night in Guatemala. Once we arrived at home we did reflection and then all packed up for the long day of travel.

3 Responses to “I had the time of my life”


  • Your experiences sound amazing! Thanks for keeping us updated. We are so glad for your safe return=) Looking forward to seeing the pictures! Let’s hope you brought some warm weather back with you!

  • Glad you had a great trip/experience!

  • Looks like you all had an amazing time giving to the people of Guatemala! It sounds like you all came home with new insight and appreciation. We at Reeve Union are very proud of you!
    Randy Hedge

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