K. and I would like to extend our deepest sense of gratitude to Ann and Gary. They hosted us for the last month, while we peppered them with questions about Guatemala, took over their kitchen, turned their living room into a Spanish school, and found respite when we were tired, broke and sick with Typhoid Fever and bedbugs.
Ann and Gary have traded their comfortable lives in Seattle for a harder, but more rewarding, journey of improving Guatemala through education. They do this through a non-profit that they founded, called Avivara.
On our last night in Guatemala, Ann made eggplant lasagna and K made the most delicious chocolate tort with macedamia nut crust. K knows how to spoil me and make me feel at home on my birthday.
Here's one last picture from Guatemala, showing that maybe you can have your cake and eat it too.