Day 8: Panajachel
This morning we met for breakfast before diving into the markets. We planned our day around what Dr. Cheff wanted to see and do, as she left this afternoon. We spent most of our morning browsing through the street-side shops, admiring the hand-made fabrics and works of art. Our main adventure was our trip onto the lake. We toured the northern coast of Lake Atitlán aboard a tour boat, where Scott and Riley took photos and danced with other passengers. Emory had a different idea of a good time and decided to captain the boat himself. When the usual captain of the vessel was told “Yo soy el capitán ahorita!” he kindly left the controls to Emory, who gracefully piloted the boat back to the boarding area.
Later this afternoon, we said our goodbyes to Dr. Cheff and welcomed Emily Donaldson back to the team. In the evening, we all went out to dinner together and formulated plans to celebrate Trey’s 18th birthday! We decided the only way to celebrate would be to return to our favorite pie locale for an entire lemon meringue pie! We feasted on our dessert before exploring more of the town at night for a few more hours. We met some locals and a group from Ohio who were happy to hear that Trey was celebrating his 18th in Panajachel!
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