But onward... we had an amazing two days at Tikal. I loved being in the jungle with the parrots squawking and the spider monkeys so freely swinging in the canopy, and seeing the roots of the trees snarled the old ruins of the Mayan city. The early morning mist in the jungle with light filtering through the canopy and the gruff, monster like sounds of the howlers reverberating throughout the jungle and seeing the pinnacles of the temples pop up above the forest.... just magical. I loved seeing the boys scamper about so excited to explore and Eric was in his element too, scampering and imagining and pondering about this old civilization. He was disappointed though that many of the temples have "no subrir" signs on them (no climbing)... so that took a bit of his boyish enthusiasm away... he really wanted to climb those temples again (with my vertigo... the ones we could climb were enough for me). I didn't do a very good job of editing our pictures. I think it's this mood I'm in where I want to capture it all and hold on. I just couldn't leave some of the photos out... so it might be a long slideshow but here are the pictures from Tikal (and if you haven't seen Sean's blog... make sure you check out the video at least... it has the jungle sounds with the Howler monkeys). Enjoy!
I hope everyone is enjoying Spring back home!