From Panajachel (Lake Atitlan) we headed to Antigua. Gregg and Jess recommended we take the more scenic route, which we did. But then the main road we were supposed to be on was blocked for construction, and there was a detour. Rt 1, which was what our Google route had us on, was blocked, and we had to take a detour to the right. That is always a bit of an uncertain thing when you are traveling in an unfamiliar country/area, especially when you know that the average road quality is such that the nice pavement in front of you can instantly turn into a pot-hole infested dirt track! But this detour turned out to be spectacular, both in terms of the road quality and the views - and almost no traffic. I found the Google street view image (below) where we had to detour right off of Rt 1 - and interestingly enough, at the time the street view image was taken, the road blockage and detour were reverse - In that image, Rt 1 is open, but the detour road we took is closed. That explains the road quality we encountered - this side/local road has obviously been re-surfaced recently, and i guess Rt 1 was next in line. Our route via Google timeline. Inset shows the detour we were forced to take. Turns out, that is the way you want to go! Street-view image of the junction where we found situation reversed from what is shown here: For us, Rt-1 was blocked and the detour directed us to the road on the right. This may not be interesting to some/most readers - but this is blog is for our memories as well! We stopped along the way several times just to take in the view. Carol walking back to the road after a short hike for a better view of Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes.