Burrows visit. Guardian angel worked overtime.
The biggest miracle occurred while we drove to Lake Atitlan. As we were going uphill on what I thought was a four lane divided highway, I pulled into the left lane to pass a slow truck, only to find a large semi truck heading straight toward us downhill at a fair rate of speed, as we were on a portion of the highway where oncoming traffic had been diverted onto our side of the road because of landslides, and I somehow had not noticed. Slowing down was not an adecuate solution, as the truck I was passing was going too slow. Through divine intervention, I’m sure, there was barely room for all three of us, with my squeezing as close to the truck in the right lane as I could, and the oncoming truck whizzing by us, missing us by inches.
Another minor miracle occurred while driving north toward the Peten, when we hit a large pothole in the road, which apparently damaged a shock absorber or something similar, as it rattled ominously the rest of the trip, but the car still drove well enough to get us to Tikal and back.
We were also blessed with exceedingly good weather most of the time, getting a little wet only as we left the nature reserve in Panajachel and yesterday as we were in the zoo and had a reenactment of the Noah and the ark story (with approximately the same amount of rain and same number of animals.)
The following are a sample of photos taken during our travels:
Max plays with baby coatimundi which a little girl in a canoe on Rio Dulce let him handle.
Coatimundi in Tikal