Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Something for me...Something for you!

We just got back from Belize. The first thing I did when I got home was to unpack my goodie bags to ensure that all souvenirs arrived home safely. Actually, we had a little scare with our checked luggage. The last bag came rolling down the track in Minneapolis and our bags were no where to be seen. Has that ever happened to any of you? You're like the last tourist standing while everyone else has grabbed their bags and disappeared. But luckily we found our bags doing the spin cycle at another carousel. For some reason our bags were separated from all the other bags on our plane. Weird. This hand carved slate knife was the only object in our checked luggage. I fell in love with it at the restaurant Han-nahs in San Ignacio. It's called Time Carrier and only cost around $20 U.S.










When you see a price in Belize you just 1/2 it for the U.S. price. Even I can handle that kind of math. Cool.

I fell in love with ALL the wooden carvings at this wonderful gift shop on our way to Tikal in Guatemala. (Blogger mysteriously deleted my wooden Manatee) It was kind of an interesting experience crossing the border between Belize and Guatemala. We had a driver pick us up at our hotel in San Igancio. Then, when we crossed the border it was required that we have a Guatemalan driver. So now we had two. And when we got to this gift shop we picked up yet another lady who would actually give us the tour of the Tikal Mayan ruins. (later post)






I was determined to get some Jade earrings on the trip. But I loved this Jade pendant and bought it instead. Only like $40 U.S.













We put Marie Sharp's on almost everything. In fact if I was to do a trip advisor post on our hotel in San Ignacio, the only complaint I might have is that they did not have bottles of Marie Sharp's on the dining tables. Geez, did they really expect us to eat without it?
















And of course we drank plenty of One Barrel while in Belize. One Barrel goes with coke, grapefruit juice, pineapple, lime, etc.....................................


And we actually did not drink our Belikin beers in these glasses. But I think the rum drinks taste better in them. Or maybe that's just the way it is on vacation. You better Belize it.


Now for the winners of this year's contest. Caren Gittleman wins the fine art print and Margaret Pangert wins the photo cards. Thanks for playing blogging friends!







12 comments:

DJan said...

What wonderful things you brought home with you! And Sharon, your blog is one of my favorites, for many reasons, not the least of which is the fun person you are, which shines through! My blog crept slowly up to 100, I've been at this for two years now, after all. I just want quality followers, like you! :-)

Pat Tillett said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great time!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I would go nuts in the shop that sells wood carvings as I love to do them myself. These are very nice photos.

DUTA said...

I would go to Belize just to buy the gifts displayed on your post: the knife, the jade pendant, the wooden carvings. Lovely!

Au and Target said...

I'd love to see holiday snaps. Hey, you took a knife in your checked luggage????

The Chair Speaks said...

Those are really lovely.
I traveled very light with only hand luggage.

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like you had a great trip, I love all of the wood carvings and that gorgeous pendant. Glad you luggage didn't get lost. I once flew home to Anchorage and one of my bags went to Japan but it finally got back to me.

Serline said...

Looks like a fun and fruitful trip. Don't know if I'll ever get the chance to visit Latin America...

anjoe playhouse said...

Fine things to remember the trip ;-)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very Nice. Golden Thanks for sharing. We just got back too from traveling ... my mom will email you soon (She got a question to ask). Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a fun trip for you. I am happy that you had a good time.
I love your souvineers that you brought home.. So very nice..
You always have the mostest fun on your trips
love
tweedles

Christina Rodriguez said...

I love your taste in jewelry (in addition to food and booze)! That toucan is so awesome-looking!