...put on that straw hat and lets hit the open road...
- Road trip to Tegucigalpa -
So it was time for a weekend away we decided, so we loaded up the ole 4runner, grabbed the straw riding hat, and hit the road Saturday morning. We had been wanting to go see friends in the capitol city for a while now, and just decided we would before christmas came. Saturday we got to Teguc around lunch time - had Quiznos - oh so amazing, its still so funny to me how long it takes me to decide what I want because I don't get food like that .... ever, so I wanna get the perfect thing, haha. After lunch, we headed up to the statue of Christ which over looks the whole city of Teguc - and honestly words and even photos cannot do it justice. The view from there was just amazingly breathtaking. I just couldn't stop taking pictures - HOPING to somehow capture the beauty of the view of the city and of the statue, but I still don't think I got one that does it justice. After that we went back into town and went to the Spanish Embassy and saw their cultural photo gallery of several latin/south american countries. Then had dinner with some friends, some old and some new! Sunday we ventured back onto the scary roads of Teguc - the driving here is madness. In traffic at one point, a taxi just started driving on the sidewalk to pass cars. So we headed over to Price Mart (Sams) which we do not get to go to often where we found frozen chicken in bulk (we were excited), a 36 pk poptarts, doughnuts, granola bars, and more exciting options we never get in our little city!
After our exciting trip to price mart we went to the mall, snuck some more fast food in our purses and went to see Harry Potter. Fortunately for us, Honduras is still charging a reasonable amount for seeing movies in the theatre. (3 dollars). After a beginning scare that we had purchased tickets for the movie in Spanish, we were relieved to find out it was in english, 3 bucks well worth it! After the movie, we somehow managed our way out of the city and headed back on the long winding road back to Siguatepeque. About half way we saw a random little store that was selling HUGE 10ft yard flamingos and gorillas so we HAD to stop. Unfortunately, tackifying our yard was going to cost us $15 bucks, so we opted out of the bright colored flamingo to match our big white stork thing we already have. I really enjoy Tegucigalpa, but I am always happy to come home to Sigua where everything is more laid back and tranquil and where there are more bicycles than crazy motorcycles and taxis. What a great cultural weekend we had!