We had an amazing nine days in southern Belize last month. Yes, during hurricane season. Our joke was that we had to leave Georgia and go to the tropics during the rainy season to see the sun. It worked--we had fabulous weather all but one day.
I've dragged by feet posting about our vacation because I wanted to edit some pictures. But of course my Lightroom skills are still super-slow, so most of these are straight out of the camera. Here are a few highlights:
We visited the ruins of the Mayan cities Xunantunich and Cahal Pech. That was our rainy day, as you can see.
We had an incredible hike up about 2 hours in the rainforest mountains, to a beautiful waterfall and pool where we went swimming. Gorgeous.
Not to mention scuba diving for the guys and snorkeling for the girls. Those pictures are still trapped on the disposable, waterproof Kodak we bought at the resort.
We had lots of family time.
The one thing I didn't get a picture of was our nightly card game. The beautiful resort where we stayed had zero night life! I think the reason is that everyone played really hard during the day, so we were worn out by dinner every day. We retreated to our treehouse every night to play a few hands of cards with the kids, and then we turned in. Early. Around 9 or 9:30 every single night.
More to come: this was our kids' first time in a developing nation, and we saw a lot. And Belize surprised us almost every day, in wonderful ways. We fell in love with the entire country, if that's possible. Can't wait to share more!