We awoke this morning to the cool Antigua air streaming into the open windows. We got a room at the Posada Juma Ocag for all five nights here. Our pretty wood windows have metal security bars and also look out onto the hotel’s small private courtyard so there are no worries about uninvited guests creeping into the windows at night. Also the the front door is locked 24/7 and we have to ring the front bell each time we want in. We feel a little like naughty children that keep leaving for 30 minutes and coming back to see if they still answer the door promptly. Luisa appears each time with a lovely smile and cheerful “Buenos Dias” so I guess she is used to this constant interruption to her activities.
We had breakfast and then walked around the market a bit. We are on the lookout for Lily’s late birthday present and Molly’s upcoming birthday present. We keep showing Lily the colorful Guatemalan backpacks that we thought she might like. She really seems to prefer American-style backpacks. We keep telling her it is cool to be different and we get that “ya gotta be kidding me” look.
Now, it we said, “Ok Lily, Do you want to pick out a fish?” there would be no hesitation. She stops to look at all the fish and there are some adorable puppies for sale at the pet shop next door, too. But our bags really aren’t ready for that.
Anyway, we have a few days to look around and enjoy the street scenes.