Jan 16, 2010


John welcomes you to the Playa Bonita, Chiapas, Mexico

Lunch? Nearing the Mercado San Sebastian, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Breathtaking! Quiet moments inside the Cathedral of the diocese of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

The Crucified Christ, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Casa Mexicana! Our fabulous boutique hotel in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Service? Fortunately, Central America is filled with equal opportunity Democracies, wonderful Indigenous and ¨mixed race¨ peoples and a few Norteamericano Democrats too.

Pacific Coast/Toast? Breakfast in Retalhuleu, Guatemala

TAK´ALIK AB´AJ, Ruins, Guatemala, Before Common Era Crocodile Sculpture (food)

Pre-Christian Terraces, Ruins, TAK'ALIK AB'AJ, Guatemala

The Spaniards, The Catholic Church, The Central Square. Retalhuleu, Guatemala, Central America

TIO y TIA (de Juan Carlos), Asintal, Guatemala, Central America

EIGHTY GRANDCHILDREN and counting (Juan Carlos with his Aunt Ramona--she raised his Dad because JC´s Grandmother, her Mother, died giving birth to his Papa), Asintal, Guatemala

ALMOST HOME, all is well Gracias a Dios

·Prayers Ascending for Haiti
·Thanks to Juan Carlos C.F., Photos
·Thanks to Jenn H., Photos
·Thanks to John H., Driver
·Thanks to Ellen and Irene, Photos
·Thanks to Leonardo Ricardo, One-eyed (until March) no driving!
·Thanks to Archbishop Martin Barahona, Primate of Central America
·Thanks to Lionel Deimel, sidebar
·Thanks to Wounded Bird, sidebar
·Thanks to Leave it lay where Jesus flang it, sidebar
·Thanks to Caminante, no hay camino, sidebar

Lionel Deimel, click HERE,¨No Anglican Covenant¨

´The Windsor Report,´ he said. “It’s just a report. When did it become like The Bible?

´The Covenant´ ¨Why do we need another covenant? We have the Baptismal Covenant. We have the creeds. What else do we need?”

Archbishop Martin Barahona, the Primate, Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central America


Kirkepiscatoid said...

Looks like y'all had a MARVELOUS time! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog all the time and am very thankful for the information that you disseminate.
I'm glad you are having a wonderful time.


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

I concur!

motheramelia said...

Wonderful photos. Looks like you really did have a great time.

it's margaret said...

Welcome home! I am hungry for the breakfast.... sigh.

my word thang is: reasoly
somewhere between reasonable and holy I guess.

June Butler said...

Beautiful, Leo. Ah the people! Juan! The sculpture! The terraces! What a lovely trip.

Are the amigas twins?

Leonard said...

Yes Mimi, the identical twins from Massachussets Irene and Ellen (have a home here and one in Cambridge)...great friends, wonderful travel companions...they were popular folk singers in the 60´s and they still do some special performances stateside in the Summer (listen for them if you ever hear the soundtrack from ¨Deliverence¨).

Leonard said...

Whoops, CORRECTION, las Gemelas/Twins, Irene and Ellen inform me their music/singing is to be found in the movie:

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

June Butler said...

Leo, I have the soundtrack to the movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"! I shall listen now.

June Butler said...

"I'll Fly Away". Yes!!! I found their Wiki entry and their website, too.

June Butler said...

Wait! It's not Irene and Ellen singing on the soundtrack. The Alison Krauss version of the song ended up in the movie. :-(

Leonard said...

BUT WAIT, Ellen and Irene are HERE right now (came to pick up their doggie who visited for a week while we were away)...they´ll explain:

Grandmère Mimi, please meet Ellen and Irene,

Hi, Grandmere Mimi,

We´re so glad you like our singing. The CD of ¨I´ll Fly Away¨ from the Movie was recorded BEFORE the movie came out and Ethan Coen decided to use our version for the movie...the CD that had our version is no longer in print but IS available on I-tunes.

Best to you and your loved ones,

Irene and Ellen and ¨Coban¨ (the perfect boy doggie)

Leonard said...

Irene and Ellen

¨The Kossoy Sisters¨ version on I-tunes just became available last month!

June Butler said...

Oh! How wonderful!

Hi Irene and Ellen. So you were in the movie, but not on the CD of the soundtrack. I shall buy your version on iTunes, then.

Good to "meet" you virtually. Give Coban a good scratch behind the ears for me, if he likes that.

Leo is a love, isn't he, even if he's a little crazy? I hope he and I get to meet face to face one day.

June Butler said...

Irene and Ellen, I once played about half of the songs on the album on my mountain dulcimer back when I used to play. I played chords only, no picking, and accompanied myself singing.

Leonard said...

What crazy? Perhaps a tad eccentric...but we´ve got tons of ¨us¨ colorful Anglicans writing around (and in person sometimes too which reminds me I must have been away for Amelias visit to your lovely Louisiana).

Coban, Ellen and Irene have gone home ...Henry is painting the kitchen and Juan Carlos arrived and is taking care of five baby birds that we´re recently born. Violetta called in sick today and I´m painting a gorgeous painting...we had three smallish terramotos today...one was largish/smallish...whew.

June Butler said...

I bought the album. The Twins sound like mountain girls, which is quite a compliment, considering that they come from NYC.

No damage, I hope from your largish/smallish terramotos.

Paint away and take care of your birdies.