Apsunga and Ilopongo

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We were down and out for a few days with 1 sick team member, but now we are back to full force. We spent 2 days at a nice hotel in Santa Ana while Daniel was ill. We planned to meet up with Mario and the other riders from the Touratech rally at Apsunga.

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This is a riverside day resort with a nice restaurant, rafting, swimming, and zip lines. We spent the day in the shade drinking lemonadas.

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Orvar was keen to try “ the newly finished road” that he had seen on the net. The first 30 km is a beautiful newly paved curvy mountain road. As is usual in Latin America “finished” is a relative term and we were stopped several times for construction delays. Its not that much fun speeding thru Salvador traffic with a group of bikes in the dark! We finally arrived at Casa Lecha after dark and we all managed to park in the garage.

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Fernanda is the hostess with the mostess. She remembered that my favorite food was lasagna and she had made that for dinner for us. Mui Rico! Pancakes and and an amazing view of the volcano for breakfast too.

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After much family discussion on lake verses volcano we decided on lake for the Sunday outing. We drove to lago Ilopongo to the “beach”, which is a lake in a dormant volcano.

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Again Fernanda was prepared with all kinds of food and drink. Fernandita and I sunbathed and hung out in the hammocks.

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Mario took us on a tour of the lake and for a swim out in the middle of the crater Lake. We turned around at the cross and powered past the lakeshore.

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Then Fernanda whipped us up a massive Paella

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