Friday, August 28, 2009

Hot from Guatemala We started our trip in Guatemala City at a very nice hotel. It was sure a welcome after the all day flight. It was a 11 day tour with lots of bus rides, boat rides, smaller bus rides, plane rides and really small plane rides. It was a truly great way to see some possible site from the Book of Mormon. To read each day from the Book of Mormon and maybe be in some of the areas was wonderful. We had a great archaeologist, he gave us a study guide and versus to read everyday to open our minds to the possibility of Guatemala being the place for some of the Nephite and Lamenite lands. We were both visually feed as well as spiritually.
We had a police escort all the time we were in Guatemala. Two of them were with us where ever we went, even walking through the ruins. They were even helpful when I was throwing up in the bus and couldn't find the light in the bathroom. Good thing we went first class and had air conditioning and a bathroom on our bus.

We stayed at beautiful Lake Atitlan,

Hiked to the top of the ruins at Tikal

Hiked to the top of higher ruins
Rode through the jungle for two hours on a bumpy dirt road
Saw the beautiful ruins in Caracol, Belize
Listened to a lecture in the rain
Then sweated until out shirts were wet from sweat

Stayed in the jungle in an eco-lodge before going cave tubing
My dad was with us on the trip

Took a boat ride to get to more ruins in Belize

Hike up a very steep ruin, you needed a rope to hang on to

Spent two relaxing days with a beautiful view out our window on the beach
We are now relaxing at home, anticipating our next trip in October, stay tuned


Robin said...

What no pictures of the zip line?? The pictures are beautiful thanks for sharing !!

Grandmotherfairy said...

It looks like you all had so much looks beautiful. I forget how beautiful the water glad that you are home...

Crystal said...

So fun! Seeing those pictures reminds me of the trip my family took there. I love that I can recognize a lot of the places! Looks like you had a fantastic trip!

Kim said...

Beautiful photos!!! It does look like you had a great time! I'm happy for you!

Taylor wants to ride in the truch

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