Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Portuguese Bridge, Porcupines and Precipices

Nick and Kristen have already got to experience the way plans can change around here. In the mornings, Jon and I are still studying language, but not today, we took off to go to a swimming pool and after the girls had on their swimsuits, I decided to call and make sure we could swim. Umm. No, the pool is empty, so we went north instead, for a hike and a meal.

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We arrived at the restaurant, planning to eat but the restaurant was closed for the week. Everyone flexed and kept their smiles and ate lots of trail mix.

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We hiked down to the Portuguese bridge, and laughed at the steep drop offs with no guard rails and thankfully didn’t plunge to our deaths. 

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We saw where there would be waterfalls in the rainy season. As amazing as the waterfalls would be, I was glad it wasn’t wet because it would have been slippery and there wasn’t much room for slipping as the precipice was always very near.

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Behind this group is where the first waterfall should pour over. The pool behind Jon is 45 feet deep.

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And then there were cacti (or porcupines) to avoid. J touched one. :( Thankfully there were some skilled men at removing the prickles nearby.

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The views didn’t disappoint. Although we may return in rainy season, to see the multiple waterfalls, that was plenty of adventure for our first expedition. 

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Beloved visitors are definitely a win for everyone. :)

 

3 comments:

Mindy said...

WOW, the view!!! Looks like a fun day despite being deterred from your original plans!

Sarah said...

your girls look SO happy!! Love these posts and so glad you have visitors!

Justin & Sarah said...

The smiles on the girls' faces say it all!!!! I am so happy for both them and you!!