Thursday, March 3, 2011
Back in Cayo
We had such a great time in Placencia. The weather was perfect and we all had such fun. The ride back to Cayo was lovely, traveling up the Hummingbird Highway. I was really impressed driving on the coast roads where there weren't potholes everywhere, a yellow line down the center and a white fog line. Here in Cayo we barely heautiful part of Belize with family.
I had written to family to describe our place and let them know that it isn't like our place in the states. I'm proud of our place here, but living with composting toilets, single wall construction and our impossible road had me concerned. I should have had more faith in ourselves and especially my family. They loved all of it. It was so good to be home where we could add Art to the group.
We rented a car big enough to handle the six of us for three days. None of us were too excited about doing the strenuous stuff like river and cave stuff. Instead we visited and ate, went to Spanish Lookout, rode around, visited some more and ate some more. We were unaware that the one car ferry to Xunantunich makes it's last run about 4pm and we didn't arrive there until 3:30. Bummer. They gave us a tad of leeway so we dashed up to the ruins, where my sister-in-law, Jan quickly climbed to the top of the Stone Lady and then we all made a dash back to catch the ferry. Would hate to be stuck there overnight. It is a lovely spot and it was a shame that we didn't have more time to really appreciate it. We took them up to Cahal Pech and fantastic, it is open until 6pm. The site itself isn't as spectacular, but the museum part is interesting and informative. It was fun and interesting and both sites so close to our place.