Friday, September 12, 2008

Show & Tell {Honduras - Lakes and Waterfalls - Part Seven}

I totally missed Show & Tell last week, and I have been struggling to keep up with all kinds of things, not just blogging, over the past week so I am not even going to try to keep the last couple of Honduras entries in chronological order - I am just going to share this one that I desperately wanted to put up for Show & Tell last week today, and then whatever is left as soon as I get to it.  LOL

We got up earlier than usual on our last day, a Saturday, because we had to get everything packed and our rooms cleaned up so we could be on the bus at a decent hour.  We got on the road about 10am, and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery on the highway out of La Esperanza at least as much as on the drive in.  Unfortunately I couldn't really get any good pictures out of the bus window.  Our first stop was at a restaurant beside Lake Yojoa (can't remember the name of the restaurant though).  The restaurant specialized in fried fish from the lake, but to my great relief (and others in our party as well) they also served chicken and burgers.  Kathy (missionary hostess) got the menu and took our orders while we walked out on the jetty and see the lake and take pictures.

We thought it would be a great place to take some family and group pictures.  Many of us got our family pictures at the end of this jetty, but our faces were in shadow. 

Harrison and I also got a picture with his buddy Eric, and Eric's mom, Cindy.

The boys could see snails and other creatures in the water, and did their best to get a closer look:

Time to eat... this is the lower patio of the restaurant:

We ate on the upper patio level, and the birds were there to eat up any leftovers!

The view from our table:

After lunch we continued to Pulhapanzak.

We had come to see the incredible waterfalls:

And to ride the ziplines OVER the falls!!! Here's Harrison:

And me!!!

I like how my butt is emphasized in the oh-so-comfy harness.  LOL Not.

These next two pictures are other members of the team on the zipline, but I'm showing them because they give a pretty good idea of where exactly that zipline went in relation to the falls...

So exciting to do this!!  I am so not comfortable with heights, but I can tell you that the scariest part of the zipline was actually maneuvering on the tree platforms and especially the ladders on the platforms.  That was WAY more nerve-wracking than riding across the falls.  Some of us also wished that the guides had told us BEFORE we left that last platform over the falls that we would need to put our feet out in front of us as we approached the last platform.  When you're coming towards that tree, feeling oddly like George of the Jungle and they are motioning and yelling in Spanish, it is too late.  LOL 

Thanks for visiting my Show & Tell!  For more Show & Tell fun, or to participate, go to CanadaGirl's blog and get all the details!


solidrock said...

Wow what an awesome adventure! So beautiful.

Tammy said...

What awesome pictures! I HATE heights so I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to do that zipline, although I might have done it since I know it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! I'm so happy you were able to share this with your son!

Lisa said...

Looks like fun!! Great pictures

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Those pictures are great!

Looks like a fantastic trip.


Prncsstefy said...

Oh how fun!!!!

blessedwith2angels said...

I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to do the zipline, but it looks like a lot of fun.


3FoldChord said...

THANKS for posting those! I would love to go to Honduras!

We had a boy from Honduras live with us 8 months (medical treatment). I'd love to go see where he lives!


sonoranstamper said...

These are awesome!!! I see in one pic your son is trying to touch the water. Did he succeed? I also saw in another pic that the restaurant eating area is completely open to the outside!!! How cool is that?!

Are those hammocks hanging up around the table and chairs? If so, do people get in them? How unique is that!! Maybe they're just for decorations!!

Thanks for sharing,


jenn4him said...

I loved those pictures! And you are a brave woman! Beautiful!


Anonymous said...

Great pics, I don't like heights either, but zipping across the falls actually looked like fun!


sahmto4orMore said...

Wow, that is very exciting!

I can see why you wanted to get to sharing that part now. It is so very beautiful there.

mamakaren said...

I appreciate learning about beautiful Honduras countryside. The falls adventure was exciting to look at too. (-:

Hope you are able to post the rest of your trip photos.

Blessings to you,


short said...

I have been following your Honduras adventure with much interest and have loved looking at your photos. The problem with having a blog reader is that I don't leave enough comments :(

Someone should invent a cake transporter so I could beam one over to you ;-)

ThreeLittleLadies said...

and a good start at your school. Your 8 days in Honduras looked amazing!


Keri said...

What an adventure!

That zipline over the falls is wild!

CelticMom said...

Hi Kym!

Wow, what a wonderful experience it looks as though you all had in Honduras!! Your pictures are great - thanks for sharing them. I love the picture of the guys hanging over the railing to look at the critters up close and personal - my boys would've done the same thing, lol!!

And the zip line - what fun!!!

Have a lovely week!


floridasunsets said...

I am so jealous!! That looked like way too much fun!


Canadagirl said...

I can see WHY you wanted to share this w/o waiting ! What a exciting hightlight !!! And the George of the Jungle effect at the end ....hee he. You would almost think that the guys planned not to tell you till they had to yelled it to you in Spaninsh. [0;

Keep these GREAT posts up !!! I am loving them !

Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

In Him<><


MayTheyBeMightyMen said...

Wow! Simply amazing. I would love to do something like that. It must have been awesome on the zip line!

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