We get to learn about the ants that can destroy a tree in a day
She and her husband are retired and living in Belize. They stay at a former hotel. They rent rooms for a 6 month period for anyone who would like to use them. She allowed us to stay for free.
The butterflies landed on us a few times
This is the ferry to cross the river to the ruins There are not many bridges due to the way the land is and the expense
Nathanael was able to get some work done. The kids had an awesome time swimming in the pool that evening. We found a cute little bubble tea place, with swings in the waiting area. The kids were in love!
On the trip we visited a Butterfly Conservatory. They had a nice area where butterflies were kept. The man there showed us the caterpillars in various stages of development. He let us hold a few. Attached was a museum where we spent some time learning about animals and culture.
The next day Galen and Phyllis, our supervisors who live about 2 hours from San Ignacio came to visit. We were able to climb the ruins, they drove Nathanael to Cayo Deaf Institute, and the kids and I visited Spanish Lookout. I enjoyed some children free shopping with Phyllis while Galen took the children out for ice cream. What an enjoyable time!!
When we returned to pick up Nathanael (much later than we thought it would be as there was a line for the Ferry) he was still talking to the teachers at the school. He was in his element, talking about what he loves. As his wife it is wonderful to see him function in his calling this way.
Here is a video of the kids enjoying the bubble tea place.