Sunday, August 14, 2011

Not fun

This has been a week of crazy weather. Wednesday leaving Guatemala City in the afternoon, we got caught in the midst of a flash hailstorm. The hailstones were large and plentiful; some were the size of golf balls. It felt for a time as though the car roof was going to get dented or the windshield would crack. The hailstones came at all angles and with a lot of force. The rain was heavy and the periférico (the "ring road"), which is low-lying in areas, was flooded in places. Not fun to drive in.  

Then today the rain was coming down in sheets in Antigua and was worse on the highway. Driving was very exhausting as the road was also very foggy and I had to do all I could to strain to see more than 50 feet ahead.  So sometimes driving here is just miserable. And then other times it's just no fun.

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