Where to now, Tim?

A guest post from Vicky Ann

Okay, Tim, where are you taking me?

Waiting for our shuttle driver who never came, a driver approached us and said, “I’ll take you to Flores.” We weren’t quite sure we should go, but then he said “Tim, only a 10-minute ride” after he jokingly said it would take 3 hours.

Boarding our quick flight to Flores

We abruptly stopped at the water’s edge and he said, “This is where you transfer.” So okay, Tim, we jumped into a sleek wooden motor boat and sped across the lake. Not bad. A cool breeze on a 93 degree day, and then onto the beautiful shoreline with colorful hotels.

A view of Flores, where we did not stay

But, oh no, that was not our destination. Luggage then moved into a dust-covered Suzuki along with our captain and his co-pilot. “No problem,” he said as we squeezed through cement and clay walls that had millimeters of space to spare. Forgetting to mention straight uphill on rocky washed out paths on the mountainside. Not a your typical advertised shuttle ride, but a whipping well-maneuvered jaunt for the Jeep-like vehicle.

Zapote Treetop Inn is where we stopped as our captain became our resort manager, cook, and bartender. After we got over the shock, we walked immediately down the rocky path to the shore and jumped in the refreshing lake. We would later discover the inn is a garden paradise that we would never want to leave.

Will she ever leave?

Comments (16):

  1. Lori

    April 22, 2022 at 08:42

    Well done, Vicky Ann! Love this post…paradise, indeed!

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 22, 2022 at 09:51

      Just passed our COVID tests and are starting the journey home, reluctantly.

      Reply
      • Alexa

        April 23, 2022 at 06:57

        Safe travels home! Another great trip. Thank you for sharing it with us!

        Reply
        • Tim

          April 23, 2022 at 14:31

          Thanks, Alexa!

          Reply
  2. Karen

    April 22, 2022 at 08:48

    Great Job Vicky Ann! It looks like Paradise! Safe travels to you and Tim! ❤️

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 22, 2022 at 09:52

      Thanks, Karen! We’ll be talking about this trip for awhile.

      Reply
  3. Pamela Young

    April 22, 2022 at 08:53

    Glad you’re finding the paradise in wherever you go ~ good job, Vicky Ann!

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 22, 2022 at 09:53

      Thanks, Pam. See you on Sunday, maybe!

      Reply
  4. Betsy Flanagan

    April 22, 2022 at 10:20

    Can’t wait to hear all about your trip! Safe travels.

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 23, 2022 at 14:29

      Thanks, Betsy. See you soon.

      Reply
  5. Marika

    April 22, 2022 at 10:28

    I’m so impressed by this adventure, Vicky Ann! Be safe!!!

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 23, 2022 at 14:29

      I was reminded of our Harlem adventure on this day!

      Reply
  6. Sue Morin

    April 22, 2022 at 19:34

    Looking forward to a “Tim” story and with Vicky Ann! Can’t wait! Safe travels.

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 23, 2022 at 14:30

      Too many stories to tell! Thanks for reading, Sue.

      Reply
  7. Elaine

    April 22, 2022 at 20:15

    Wonderful. Safe travels home.

    Reply
    • Tim

      April 23, 2022 at 14:31

      Thanks, Elaine. See you soon.

      Reply

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