The mysterious Crystal Skull: a completely unconventional tree topper commemorating Belize in 2013. The legend of the glassy cranium originates from the Mayan ruins of Lubaantun.
I've been making travel ornaments for 24 years. The first ornament celebrated our first big trip together: Maui. Unfortunately, some of the odd-ball ornaments I've made over-the-years don't make the cut anymore. Some - unlike precious travel memories - have faded from Christmas favor. My tiny trees are loaded. Now, I only have room for my favorite pieces. For example: I didn't hang - literally - creepy Capuchin. See below...
Creepy Monkey face has been retired.
My quiet and calm Quetzal from 2009 didn't make the cut either. Maybe next year.
Sunset over San Juan del Sur. The Jesus Christ statue in silhouette watches over the city.
Costa Rica: 2008
I was so ambitious in 2008 that I painted both sides! No scary Capuchin's this year. Cute critters instead.
The Panama City skyline represented our 2016 trip to the tip of Central America.
Two volcanoes simmer above beautiful Lake Atitlan. Guatemala has 37 volcanoes!
Costa Rica: 2019
We always see Scarlet Macaws flying over the Osa Peninsula. They eat in the tree tops, talking and squawking. Once you hear their boisterous chatter, you'll never forget it.
An explosive year immortalized with glitter and beads. Nicaragua has 19 volcanoes.
Can you guess where we're going in 2020? A food and drink paradise, full of Mayan ruins, turquoise cayes, hidden caves and jungle chatter.
You'll find Belikin beer in Belize! I can't wait.
Happy New Year!
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