I announced the winner from last week's contest in the comment section of last week, but just to make sure everyone knows, the winner is MOLLY DANIELS! And BOTH Molly Daniels and Amber Skyze (the only two who participated in last week's contest) will receive something for my 100+ followers celebration. I’ll contact you both by e-mail.
This weeks giveaway is something VERY different from the other two weeks. It is a “Tombstone of the Sarcophagus in the Temples of the Inscriptions at Palenque”. (Picture is below). On the back it states that the real sculpture is carved on a monolith 12.43 feet x 7.21 feet x 9.84 inches in width and it depects the descent of the ruler Hanab Pakal II to the Underworld. The Mayans believed in three world, The Sky (Upper world), the Living World (Intermediate Level) and the World of the Dead (Underworld). It’s an interesting piece of art and I wish I’d bought myself one. *sigh*
Today's topic is the Isla Roatan, Honduras and Belize City, Belize.
We docked at Mahogany Bay in Honduras. Isla Roatan, Honduras is a beautiful island where we went snorkeling over reefs that were so huge your belly would scrub them when you swam over them. There wasn’t much to do on Honduras other than snorkel, hang out at their beach (Magogany Beach) or zip line through the forest. Zip lining through the forest would have been hours of fun for my husband and my dare devil oldest son, but for me and my youngest son it would have been hours of torture. I’m terrified of heights and just riding the Magical Chair across the island to get to the beach and snorkeling area was bad enough. Yes, I’m a weenie! LOL I’ll post pictures of the Island from the Magical Chair ride. And NO I wasn’t taking any of the photos, I was too busy death clenching the handrail of the seat! =)
My husband and me (at my UNbest) in Honduras before the Magical Chair ride!
A view from the Magical Chair ride!
Mahogany Beach on Isla Roatan, Honduras
We didn’t do much in Belize, mostly because we were all so terribly tired by day three and the excursions in Belize were very pricy. I would have loved to have gone cave tubing, but that was out of the option with my 8 year old son and he just barely made the height requirement anyway. We did mull over going cave tubing, but ultimately, we elected not to cave tube for fear that the darkness of the caves would terrify our youngest son. He’s terrified of the dark and it was a five hour excursion, so it wasn’t something we could simply walk away from if he did become scared.
Coming into Belize on our 25 minute ferry ride!
So, in a nut shell that was our trip to Isla Roatan, Honduras and Belize City, Belize. Getting bored with our trip yet? Now for the giveaway photo…
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