Thursday, February 24, 2011

T is for Travel

This post is brought to you as part of Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  Click the button on the right to join the fun.
I thought I would follow up last week's post on the sloth with some information on how Hubby and Dad get to where they can see those interesting critters.

1. Get on a nice plane in a nice city (Nashville) early, early in the morning.  Make sure Lisa is the one taking you to the airport.  She looks so lovely when she wakes up.  Not!

2. Get on a fairly nice plane in a very large warm city (Miami) after an 3 hour layover and fly to a small island nation (usually Trinidad).

3. Get on a pretty old plane after a couple hour layover and land in Georgetown, Guyana. 

4. Find a place to sleep 'cause you've just spent the last 14 hours in airports or on planes.

5. Take a mini bus (passenger van) from the hotel to the Essiquibo river.  Notice the comfortable seating available to distinguished American travelers as they travel over the best road in Guyana.  There are a few potholes along the way, but only a few are the width of the road.

6.  There is no bridge at the Essiquibo river.  After haggling with the speedboat driver over the fare, hop in and hang on.  They don't call these speedboats for nothing.

7.  Time to find another mini bus, load up, and ride on the second best road in Guyana.

8.  Arrive in Charity.  You are now at the literal end of the road. 

9.  Look to see if the boat from the village is waiting for you.  There's the Bro. Cookie ready to load up.

10.  Take the boat up the Pomeroon river to the Akawini creek.  Watch your head in the narrow spots.  Some of the tree branches are a little low for tall Americans.

and don't forget to say 'hi' to those you see along the way.

11.  Arrive at the village dock and enjoy walking toward the dry land.  Not too long ago, visitors had to walk on long partially submerged planks that were quite slippery and hard to see in the murky water.

12.  Ahhh!  Dry land.  Walk to the village and find your cot.  You've spend a second complete day traveling.  In spite of the on/off rain all day, this has been one of the easiest trips to the village.

Lisa H.


  1. I'm not much of a traveler so this sounds complicated to me but hail to those who love the adventure! Excellent T post!!!

  2. Best T post yet...can I go next time?

  3. All that travel made me tired and I just want to sleep on my little cot now :)

  4. I want to got when they go again. Tell them to pick me up on the way.

  5. Oh my that is one long trip! And with so many changes in mode of transportation. They must really have wanted to go there!~Ames

  6. Traveling steps...Thanks and yes we use lemons to bring our tastebuds back

  7. adventurous trip there.

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  8. What a great trip! Love your pics.

  9. Sounds like traveling to your location is quite the adventure on its own! Lovely pictures.

  10. Wow this is amazing!! The pictures are great and what a wonderful adventure!! I am new to your blog and I am so glad that I found it. I love finding other Nashville area bloggers!

  11. Wow! I feel like I was on this adventure with you. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos.

  12. What an adventuresome link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter 't'.

    I really felt like I was travelling right along with you.

    Wow, you have some serious stamina.

    I'm terribly impressed.