Thursday, September 19, 2013

Peterson/Estes Cruise: Day 4

Day 4 took us to Belize. We docked in the capital and we met up with our tour guide, Junior who was taking us cave tubing. He drove us about an hour outside of the capital to the rainforest. In the rainforest, there are rivers that run through the mountains in these caves. Junior was an amazing guide. He grew up in this rainforest and has been guiding tours there most of his life. We had a thirty minute hike to the top of the river where we would jump in. On the way, he showed us which plants you could eat (which we ate), how to eat termites (which we did) and which plants to stay away from. We saw lots of bats, bugs and even saw a little rainforest rain storm along the way. Once we got to the top, we jumped into the river and hopped in our tubes.

Andrew wanted a picture with Derek and I 

It was so bright!

The besties chatting

We are ready to tube!

They were really excited :)

The tennis shoe and swimsuit look is very in this season

Andrew back flipped off the rock 

We were all hooked together and Junior steered us through the river. He explained the architecture of the area and told us some stories of the Mayan people who lived there. I really feel tiny next to all of the nature around me. It made me so grateful that I have a Heavenly Father who created such an amazing planet. I am so glad I got to see more of it this week! After we tubed the river, we went back to Junior's house and his sister's cooked us an amazing lunch. We all chowed down. Belize was amazing and I am so glad we got to see this side of it!

Junior our tour guide teaching how to eat plants

Loading up

A waterfall inside the cave

Exiting a cave

Entering a cave

The jungle of Belize

Hooked up and ready to see the world

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