Trip Start Oct 08, 2009
27Trip End Nov 13, 2009
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morning, so we just laid out at the pool all day. (In our defense, we
did try to go to an art museum, but it was closed.) And ate a lot of
food. Including two (well, I ate two) ridiculous hot dogs. A Nica hot
dog is no New York hot dog but is really interesting anyways. The
actual hot dogs themselves are extremely tiny (and boiled, not grilled)
and come enveloped in a giant white bun with an obscene amount of
sauce. Of course, I love sauce of all creeds and colors, so I dug it.
They loaded me up with mayo, ketchup, mustard, onions, and hot sauce.
(It was pretty much saucy bread, but for 50 cents each, who can
complain?) This was merely an appetizer for Ted, however, and we went
to a nearby restaurant to fill him up. It was right on the parque
central, and the people watching couldnīt be beat. Neither could the
Teddy-is-consuming-a-ridic-amount-of-food watching. He ordered two main
courses and polished them off in record time. I donīt think Iīve ever
seen him happier. Well, except for when he talks about the Felice
On another awesome note, as we were walking today, I saw something I
havenīt seen in Central America yet - a movie theater! And thereīs
pretty much nothing I love more than going to movies. Only a few days
ago Ted and I discussed my extreme affinity for going to the movies,
and he said he hadnīt been in forever. When at home, I pretty much go
every week or two; itīs one of my fave pastimes. I love everything
about it - the snacks, the previews, the people, the lights going down
-- the entire experience. Itīs a totes escape. I tried to explain my
endless theories about the movies to Ted, but he isnīt that big of a
fan. So, I was delighted when he agreed to go with me tonight. The only
non-horror movie (neither of us can watch those awful things) out of
the four showing was ĻThe Ugly Truth,Ļ the cheesy chick flick with
Katherine Heigl. I was pumped, bec Iīve been wanting to see it since it
came out. Teddy was... not. But, he was a good sport and I was stupidly
excited all day.
And once we got there, Teddy was too. Even going to the movies is a
cultural experience down here. And itīs SO cheap; itīs only $2.50!
(Noted as a very acceptable reason to move to Leon.) You can also get a
pizza, popcorn, and soda combo for about $3. Love it. So I ordered my
usual obscene amount of snacks and we were in. Well, not really. Here,
you have to wait for them to open the door to the theater. Itīs pretty
cool; everyone waits outside together like youīre going to see a live
performance or something. Then thereīs this dramatic opening of the
gate, a flood of people, and at last.. the previews! We really liked
it. Even better, the movie was actually really funny (or maybe weīre
just starved for American comedy). When it was over, we had pretty much
forgotten where we were. And, miracle of miracles, Teddy admitted I was
right! No, not about everything (he hasnīt realized that yet), but
about the movies - that it was a wonderful escape. Yay, movies!
PS. Ted wants evreyone to know that he is in the process of putting up
some more pix, so be sure to check out our previous entries in the next
few days. Currently, thereīs a really sweet one of our trip to Tikal.