Monday, May 19, 2014

Cockscomb tour, Beth's last day, Casita and Palapas coming along!

Beth left on Saturday morning, it seemed really quiet the last couple days! We had such a great time....she even tried to change her flight to go home today, Monday, but the airline was going to charge like $400, so she will have to come back to experience some more :). Beth crammed in the ATM tour, two scuba dives (with whale sharks and dolphins!), the Cockscomb tour, kayaking, a pool party, and many fun evenings out!

Here are some pictures from the Cockscomb tour....highly recommended!! My only regret was not bringing my camera phone on the tubing and rock sliding/climbing portion. You just have to see it to believe it! You start out with a nature and history hike, where you taste and touch a lot of cool things in the tropical forest (we learned that this is the proper name for what we would call a jungle or rain forest, at least the one we were in), then a great lunch!, then tubing down a river through the tropical jungle, then a pretty challenging and REALLY great experience with climbing through rocks, under waterfalls, and sliding down some of the rocks like a slide!! It was a packed day, and Doyle Gardiner was a fantastic guide.
 Looking for tarantulas...we found several!!
 Belize's version of an "ant"...lol
 Not a real jaguar.
 Absolutely huge palm tree....picture can't do it justice...
 We actually eat one of the gross looking things hanging behind Doyle....delicious though :)
 Tour selfie!
 For a lucky few!
Ok the parts I missed....here are some pictures I pilfered from others of the waterfall you swim under, the rock sliding, and the tubing....


Somehow, we made it out that night for one last dinner at Barefoot, where Beth ran into several friends that she met while she was here! Our last Belize picture :(
Beth left at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and she sent us one last picture from her bed of the sunrise...
It was back to work today. We spent yesterday at the Belize Ocean Club again, had a GREAT time...Dave somehow taught about 20 people to play shoulders, which is a fun but hard to learn game, even harder to teach when people have a few beers....lol. When the group started to "punish" those who messed up the game by making them do a shot, the game had to be called off due to too much fun for a Sunday night :)

The casita is still coming along!! And the palapas are turning a nice shade of beige :) 
Inside the casita...still pretty rough inside!
 Our great hard worker, Victor, taking down the wall that used to be the exterior wall....
 Beautiful day today!! The new palapa adds a nice touch to the view :)
 Still a lot to do...caulking, painting, railing, the inside....but Dave and Victor have worked their tails off!! I help by making sure I order lunch for them lol.
This will be a hard working week until we leave for Cleveland on Thursday!!! 

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