Thursday, May 5, 2011

Belize Dreaming

Our son has to write and present a 20 minute speech on a trip he has taken. He, of course, has chosen Belize.

Last night we were discussing his speech and it brought back such fond memories!
Our last vacation in Belize was with our kids in 2004. We decided to visit the rainforest as well as Ambergris Caye. Our choice was to fly in to Belize City, rent a jeep, drive to near Belmopan and stay at the Green Dragon Dome Home next door to Banana Bank for about a week. Our meal plan was with Banana Bank. From there we explored the area! To get to the "main" road, we had to forge the river on a ferry--when it rained the ferry was out of commission and we were stranded one day at Banana Bank...we visited Cahal Pech, Tikal and Xunantunich, cave tubed, the zoo, played in the pool, went horseback riding and just enjoyed listening to the howlers at dusk. Then went to Ambergris Caye for 3 days, the flight in to the island was exciting and the view spectacular,  we snorkled with the nurse sharks and stingrays, hung out in the pool, had fun driving around in the golf carts (even though ours broke down north of the bridge!).

So what will it be like when we get there? I have spent some time daydreaming about just that....I know it'll be different than vacationing, we'll actually have to do laundry and cook for ourselves...but knowing what it feels like, smells like and tastes like only whets my appetite for more.

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