I guess I was prepared to be hanging out in our temporary, makeshift hurricane shelter (our bathroom) all afternoon, but now I get to post stuff and not be in fear that my house is going to blow away, and I can use the truck battery to charge my things!
Before I came home to wait for the storm with Trip and the pets yesterday, I took a quick bus ride (about an hour and twenty minutes) from Belmopan to Benque Viejo del Carmen, just to check it out.
The Town Hall Building, Templo Evangelico Iglesia del Nazarino, and playground
A workin' man's vehicle
Benque is "the furthest west sizable settlement in Belize," and lies along the Mopan River, which forms the border of Guatemala:
Recreational Center? Just felt like a nice park to me.
The Mopan River and Guatemala
Looks like a cute little resort over there... I think I may need to go visit sometime soon....
If you ever visit Benque, the one and only recommendation I was able to pick up for you in the short amount of time I spent there is to stop for lunch at Vicky's, right across the street from where the bus will drop you off - my stewed chicken with rice and beans, fried plantains and pasta salad was only $6bz ($3us) and it was one of the best plates of stewed chicken I've had in the country.