Today, September 15, 2017, marks 196 years of Independence from Spain. It was great to share in the excitement of the Parade in Antigua! The sun was shining and the streets were filled with music and color. We found a perfect parking place and location from which to watch, a front row position!
Parade-watching being thirsty work, we headed out to visit Casa Santo Domingo, once the largest monastery in Guatemala, now a hotel with historic ruins, museums and shops in the grounds. There are Macaws in the trees, beautiful flowers and a wonderful volcano backdrop on a clear day.
Onward to Vivero Escalonia for lunch in a garden center! Two favorite things!
After lunch paid a quick visit to Caoba Farms, an organic farm with a “destination” appeal. Tours are available, lunch, shopping, and on weekends a lively farmers’ market.
Final stop was at the Mercado Artisanal for the final shopping session of the day!