At Christmas Kongo received a Ancestry.com DNA testing kit. The results just came back and it confirmed that Kongo is indeed a monkey. Actually, the test was all about Kongo’s beloved keeper and there were a few surprises but for … Continue reading Monkey DNA — Are you a Cousin?
Kongo made it to Chichén Itzá yesterday on a 10-hour adventure that involved excursions into Mayan culture, home remedies, thunderstorms, and a discourse in the Mayan language complete with lectures on the alphabet and a bit of the linguistic background of the Maya language. Erik Martinez, a cultural anthropologist and Kongo’s tour guide, was the adventure master for this excursion.
The tiny mission at Santa Ysabel (pronounced Isabel) was once an auxiliary mission (or Asistencia) to the first of the California missions, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. It was founded in 1818 and served the California Indian tribes of the Luiseño and Diegueño peoples. It is still active today. Continue reading “Santa Ysabel Asistencia”