Last week I mentioned that I had stayed at a resort outside of Antigua, Guatemala, where I could observe a smoking volcano. Cindy asked for some photos. Antigua is surrounded by three volcanoes: Volcan de Agua (Volcano of Water), Acatenango, and Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire). Fuego lets out steam and gas each day. Every morning, we would wander over to the restaurant to have breakfast. We would sit under an avocado tree to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee (we stayed on a working coffee plantation) and indulge in wonderful food.
As we sat there, we would watch Fuego let off some steam. This volcano still has larger eruptions. The last one occurred in September of this year.
Later in the day, while hanging out by the pool, we would watch it smoke during sunset.
It’s an amazing thing to watch, but I don’t want to be there during an actual eruption. I hope all is well there now.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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How amazing was that?! Fabulous shots!
I had to keep pinching myself. I couldn’t believe I was sitting there watching a volcano smoke while having breakfast.
Thanks TBM :). I would have had bruises all over myself from pinching myself LOL!! Great shots! You have the most awesome memories.
I’m glad you like it. Don’t bruise yourself though. Not a good start to the weekend 🙂
I hope you have recovered completely from your flu. Tell the fam not to share their germs next time.
Aww, aren’t you sweet! Yes, we are all feeling much better thank you :). Get ready for the mystery photo – I will be posting it in about an hour when I get to work :).
I have to wait so I can cheat. You aren’t at work yet. lazy! 😉
Hey, I’m not lazy!! LOL I was up at 6am but I don’t start work until 9am.
If I worked at 9am I wouldn’t get up until 8:58am. Wait, I need time for a commute.
I’m a morning person. I love getting up early so that I can enjoy the quiet time, going through my emails or reading a book. When my kids were little, I needed the time to get them ready and it was bedlam every day, but it’s a lot more relaxing in the mornings now :).
I don’t have kids and I feel like my mornings are like bedlam. Miles needs a walk, food, and play time. Atticus–who knows what he needs, but he yells all morning. Peace and quiet sounds nice.
WOW! Thank you dear TBM, have a nice weekend, love, nia
You too Nia.
How cool! The coffee plantation part sounds pretty wonderful too.
I never knew how much work went into growing coffee beans. Not an easy life.
I just love volcanoes!!
They are cool. We hiked one on this trip as well. That was exciting to climb to the top and see the flowing lava.
Now that is amazing. Beautiful and exciting. An adventure of a lifetime.
Awesome pictures. I’m enjoying the last one. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I always loved seeing these three volcanoes in the background. 🙂
Antigua is wonderful, isn´t it? I spent a month travelling through Mexica and Guatemala some years ago….Did you go to Tikal as well?
we didn’t make it to Tikal, which is a shame. I loved Antigua.
Oh wow! These pictures are wonderful, love it. 🙂
Cool photos! I wonder if it’s unnerving for the residents nearby, wondering when/if a volcano will erupt. I would be nervous.