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Hector Herrera
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I AM BACK

Postby Hector Herrera » Tue, Jul 29 2008, 06:47 AM

Only 2 Photos this time cause I just came back and I think I won't be able to go to work today. It's 4.41 am
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Revolution kite at ancient mayan piramids built thousands of years ago.
I was not alowed to fly there, for security and for regulations to protect the park.
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Picture taken by one of my daughters at beautiful Atitlan lake with it's 3 volcanoes.
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Mike » Tue, Jul 29 2008, 12:49 PM

Awesome!!!!
Fantastic scenery, Hector. It doesn't even need a rev to make it pretty. :shock: But cool that you could fly by that lake.
I just flew on American Airlines and there was an article on your country in the airline magazine. It's a beautiful place.

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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Jim Foster » Tue, Jul 29 2008, 07:26 PM

Nice photos Hector. Would like to see more. Maybe when we get back south.
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Knoted4ever » Tue, Jul 29 2008, 07:52 PM

Wow!... what fantastic pics! :mrblue: i've got corn fields all around where i fly!... (which i think derives from the Mayan culinary civilization... which makes me feel a little bit better!)
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Postby Hector Herrera » Tue, Jul 29 2008, 08:13 PM

It is nice to be back, we had fun, fun, fun,...my wife and daughters enjoyed everything. I took them to places they had not been before, places where my father and my mother took us when I was a boy, and I could tell they were happy and amased by the way they were looking at everything around them. I have so many pictures to share and little time, but I will share them with you. For now I have a couple of pics. at the beach in Guatemala, it was not warm...it was HOT.
For the trip to the beach last Saturday, I rented a BUS..., to bring 29 relatives. We had a lots of fun.
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In the bus having fun...
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People were amased at my kite stunts, I still believe, I am the only Guatemalan flying stunt kites.
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Nice pic. taken by my wife, Cristina.
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Mike » Wed, Jul 30 2008, 10:53 AM

Nice water flying!
And how cool to rent a bus and bring all that family to the beach. It's also neat that you have the family.
Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Re: I AM BACK

Postby brownssl » Wed, Jul 30 2008, 12:19 PM

very nice photos hector :up:
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Anne » Fri, Aug 01 2008, 08:33 PM

Hector

Beautiful photos. A bus for the relatives? wow...I think I could fit all my relatives in a small van. But I would LOVE a big family. :-D

How often do you get to visit?

Anne

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Postby Hector Herrera » Sat, Aug 02 2008, 12:11 PM

Anne wrote:Hector

Beautiful photos. A bus for the relatives? wow...I think I could fit all my relatives in a small van. But I would LOVE a big family. :-D

How often do you get to visit?

Anne


My wife and daughters came to the USA only four years ago for the first time, (or is it five) and 2 years ago we went back to visit, with this year visit, it is the second time for us to go there, but;...with today's economy, inflation, gas prices, and so on, I dont' think we'll go back there any time soon. I'd like to share this pics. with you all.

http://picasaweb.google.com/guatekites/ ... oMSUxSpkwQ

and another one...
http://picasaweb.google.com/guatekites/ ... xgPO4De1v0

I have lots of pictures coming up, and I am still arranging them for posting. they are not public...yet...???
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Postby Mike » Sat, Aug 02 2008, 12:21 PM

The car in the picassa album is great!

[imglr=left]http://lh4.ggpht.com/guatekites/SJR20_VM1XI/AAAAAAAAA5E/mHZCW__z9aM/Rehu.%2C%20Usumpango%2C%20Xela%20163.JPG?imgmax=512[/imglr]

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Postby Hector Herrera » Sat, Aug 02 2008, 01:25 PM

Mike wrote:The car in the picassa album is great!

[imglr=left]http://lh4.ggpht.com/guatekites/SJR20_VM1XI/AAAAAAAAA5E/mHZCW__z9aM/Rehu.%2C%20Usumpango%2C%20Xela%20163.JPG?imgmax=512[/imglr]


This "car" it is called "TUC-TUC" in Guatemala, (pronounced took-took as in English) you can find them in just about all towns, they are very economical, gas saver, for short rides, it gets you everywhere, in small tight spaces.
I think they are very usefull for the people, specially tourists, who want to get from one location to another, fast.
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Jeff » Sat, Aug 02 2008, 02:17 PM

Very cool Hector. Love the photos.

I would love to see you flying a kite standing on top of a pyramid. Too bad they don't allow that. :lol:
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Anne » Sat, Aug 02 2008, 07:59 PM

Hector,
Beautiful pictures and what a beautiful family you have. Your camera takes a really nice picturesL Your country is really pretty.

I have a new appreciatiuon for my washer and dryer :shock: after I realized what they were doing in the lake. I thought they were swimming. I am so dumb!

Do you have more pics too?

Anne

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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Hector Herrera » Sat, Aug 02 2008, 09:03 PM

Anne wrote:Hector,
Beautiful pictures and what a beautiful family you have. Your camera takes a really nice picturesL Your country is really pretty.

I have a new appreciatiuon for my washer and dryer :shock: after I realized what they were doing in the lake. I thought they were swimming. I am so dumb!

Do you have more pics too?

Anne


Jajajaja...I bet you have never seen anything like this. What is good about it is that the women do their laundry work and gossip at the same time, it is a real ancient way to do it, but I guess they like it like that. One thing is for sure, there is no water shortage, and I am sure they will allway have the lake. There is one important thing to mention...In this towns there are: NO GANGS, NO GRAFITTY, NO THIEVES...people gets toghether, and teaches the young ones to respect others, the whole town protects families as one big family. It seems as civilisation, can learn a thing or two from this people. They work the land, and take care of the tourists for an extra income. Most Mayans now days, are not poor, and have a decent living, owning their own land and homes. In Guatemala YOU OWN THE LAND you buy. You can build the way you want, it could be a shack, or a 2, 3 story building. But like any other country, there is poverty too, and that's unavoidable...everywhere.-

Editing: I will send pictures of another Public laundry.
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My youngest daughter captured this woman carrying her merchandise on her head and her baby on her back. It is common to see women doing this kind of chores.
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Women hand washing clothes. It's nice for some people to have washer machines.
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Me and my daughters at the public laundry in Tzumpango, city of the giant kites.
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Hector Herrera » Tue, Aug 05 2008, 10:41 PM

PHOTO..
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2 kites and a few thosand of years ago...
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Mike » Wed, Aug 06 2008, 09:14 PM

lookin' good señor!

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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Knoted4ever » Thu, Aug 07 2008, 09:03 PM

:up: Coolest kite photos that i've ever seen! 8) Next time do them with dual line kites!
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Re: I AM BACK

Postby Hector Herrera » Thu, Aug 07 2008, 10:27 PM

Knoted4ever wrote::up: Coolest kite photos that i've ever seen! 8) Next time do them with dual line kites!


You's right man...I, I, I have no excuses...I carried my Deep Space some times and the only time I flew it was at the beach, but it seems that no photos were taken,...hmmm.... I think I have a video somewhere that I may edit maybe Saturday. Just for you buddy. and Thanks.
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