Category Archives: 2016-2017 Pan American trip

Agua Caliente, Guatemala!

We always love the over night stop at Agua Caliente (hot water falls) just a short drive from Rio Dulce. The kids from the neighboring village always come to our campers to see what we’re up to, to sell us coconuts,banana pancakes, and play.

The kids selling Coco Water.
Bull fighting “Bernard Style”!

This time, they were treated to the antics of Bernard Barbour🤔, who imitated every kind of animals you can think of, chasing them around the campsite. They are such fun loving kids. Despite the communication barriers, every child just wants to know someone loves them, and will pay attention to them. Before it was over, we all got involved in acting out some type of animal, chasing them around.

The young girls, were infatuated with Angela’s bright toe nails, and sat on the camper steps, “petting” her nails and asking for theirs to be done.

Who buys the most stuff from the kids? A-Scott does
Amigo’s! Scott, Federico & Bernard!

Our favorite resident caretaker, and security guard is Our favorite resident caretaker & security guard is Frederico. He is 75 years old, and as spry as a 40 year old. He has lived on the river, at the waterfalls his whole life. He attributes his fantastic health to God, hiking, and swimming in the falls. He was thrilled to receive a special VIP tour of our campers as we shared bananas. He has the most Infectious smile, and laugh. He truly enjoys life. I’m pleased to call him a friend, and enjoy seeing him each time.


Low waters. We usually swim under the falls into the dark cave. Now exposed.

The waterfalls are absolutely magical! On this visit the water was down a bit and we could see the rock formation & caves we usually swim around. The river is very crisp, and powerful, while the waterfalls are hot and beautiful. The temperatures are fueled by the sulpheric gases from the volcanoes in the area. Some areas, will actually burn your skin, as it is so hot.

Soaking in the warm waters!
Enjoying the “in between” temp water – it was way to hot for me to stand under directly!
Full on “hot”water! Turns your skin bright red!

I managed to talk Bernard into braving the climb to the top of the waterfalls with me, where I introduced him to the mud bath that locals claim to rejuvenate your skin. The girls opted to forgo the mud and relax in the waters below.

Letting the mud soak in!
It just got Real!
River Creatures!
I think he liked the mud!

~Placencia Life~

We spent 2 weeks in Placencia visiting friends, eating at our favorite restaurants and relaxing! Here is a glimpse!

Hanging out at Swan Villas!
Evening swim with my Baby!
Camping on the lake in Spanish Lookout!
Our Wacky Friend Becky from Louisiana!
Our new Lagoon Front property!
Our Scooter. We sold to Becky, who was ecstatic!!
Gettin’ Down at Karokee!
Karokee at the Placencia Hotel.
Our new Belize Wheels! Prime Minister Price’s old 1992 Defender!
Birds eye view of Placencia Peninsula
Touring the construction of Itz’ana
LandRover Graveyard.
Celebrating Scott’s Birthday with our Belize Family.
Rain storms from Tropical Storm Tom.

Saying goodbye to McKinley at the airport! Hate to see him go

Mapping out our next move!