Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The second day we docked we were in Belize City, Belize. This day we booked an excursion through the boat to take a tour of the island and to see the Mayan Ruins of Cahal Pech. We had to ride catamarans from the boat to the land since the cruise ship couldn't get docked close to the shore. So the first two pictures were taken while riding the catamaran.

We boarded a motor coach bus & rode for about a hour & half across the country to the ruins. This was our tour guide who shared lots of fun facts about the country & the Mayan ruins.
Some houses in Belize

This is one of 7 stop lights in the whole country that we passed though & you can defintely tell they don't have stop lights! I about had an anxiety attack from all the crazy driving. We were going about 70 down curvy roads in a big bus! Crazy! lol
Orange trees just lined the streets!

I took a ton of pictures of the ruins, so I'll just share a few. It was really neat to see how after so many years this palace was still standing & still so sturdy! It was neat going through the secret tunnels & learning about the way they did things. One crazy fact was when someone in the palace died, they would bury them in the walls! lol

Smiling for my 16 week pregnant picture in front of the ruins.

I climbed all the way to the top to sit on the throne! :-)

Kirk being silly in the King's bedroom.
 The King's room was bigger because of all the women that would stay with him...AHH!! CRAZY! & the queen would have to approve them....No sir!

 Me peeking out of the Queen's bedroom.
Smiling under one of the neat archways.

A picture of the backside of part of the Palace ruins.

One the way back we stopped at a little cafe and gift shop & I looked out the window & saw a little iguana...Do you see him? ;-)

We got back to the ship exhausted & took an almost 2 hour nap! (I took naps almost was great!) then enjoyed another great dinner! Tomorrow we will be in Cozumel, Mexico!

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