Let’s play a game. I’ve listed some of the highlights of the month we spent away from Columbus, below. Leave a comment with your best guess as to who did what. Betcha can’t guess them all!
Each of us (Scott, Anne, and Mackenzie) did twelve of the following. It’s up to you to figure out which twelve letters apply to each person.
What?? No pictures?
Picture proof of all points will come, I promise.
The best part of the Belize leg of the trip was our fourth travel companion: My dad. He’s a fantastic adventurer and photographer, but work has him hopping to catch up so the pictures will likely be slow in coming.
A. 1 person spent the first two weeks in UT snowboarding and hanging out with family.
B. 2 people spent the first two weeks in CA working and hanging out with family.
C. All of us went on 10 plane flights over the course of the month.
D. 1 person decided that real monkeys don’t say “ooo-ooo ahh-ahh” . They say a throaty “Raaaahhhrrrrr!”
E. All of us jet skiied for the first time.
F. 1 person got a nap every single day.
G. 2 people ziplined for the first time (through Guatemalan jungle, no less).
H. 1 person managed to pee out of an outfit, blow out of pajamas, and throw up all over her crib in one 5 hour period in Mexico city. Oops, did I give the culprit away?
I. 1 person held a shark while snorkeling off San Pedro, Belize.
J. 1 person held a tarantula found on a tree in Guatemala.
K. 1 person held a boa constrictor.
L. 1 person put her face up close to the snake and flicked her tongue in and out, regarding said snake dubiously.
M. 1 person was shampooed with jaguar saliva.
N. 1 person was propositioned by a middle-aged Mexican man.
O. 1 person fell fast asleep at the bottom of the canoe as we paddled after crocodiles by the light of the moon.
P. All of us hiked three separate sets of incredible ancient ruins (Tikal, Teotihuacan, Lamanai).
Q. 1 perosn did a high adventure caving expedition a la Indiana Jones seeking after human remains while….
R. 2 people canoed into a beautiful (but wussy) cave.
S. 1 person was nauseous every single day.
T. 1 person, despite being a vegetarian, spent most of the trip trying to find Gibnut to eat (a large rodent the Belizeans call “the royal rat” because the Queen ate it when she visited).
U. 1 person was so taken with the cute gibnuts, just the thought of a family member eating one was devastating.
V. 1 person is an olympics junkie and was thrilled to find a few hotels had TVs, enabling late-night fixes.
W. 1 person was given no fewer than three bananas from different admiring Belizeans over the course of our week in the country.
X. 2 people brushed up on Spanish with Rosetta Stone before the trip and loved speaking it every chance they got.
Y. 1 person had the good fortune to acquire darling ringlets as soon as they reached the humid tropics.
Z. 1 person came home 11 weeks pregnant. Must have been something in the water. 😉