Tuesday, June 21, 2011

San Pedro

We spotted this boy playing on his front porch. He was excited about us taking his picture.
 Canuck cottage - picture taken by Rachel in honor of Eric, a true canuck
 This man was singing a song about "..you wonder why I shiver, it's because I fell into the river, because the sombrero I got for Christmas is too big..." and so on with multiple verses.
 One day we decided to take the water taxi to Ambergris Caye to hang out in San Pedro for the day.
 Ivan thought Micah was funny cooling off by the fan
 The ride there was REALLY warm. Ivan wasn't too excited about that. We had to stick him out of the window a bit to get some air to cool him down quite a few times.
 Sweaty, sweaty, sweaty
 First thing when you come off the dock you see....the LDS church. Sweet!
 We stopped at a pastry shop to get something to eat as well as cool down, since the building was air conditioned. It was a super nice little shop and the treats were yummy, not super sweet, but tasty nonetheless.
 We rented a golf cart for the day and drove as far as we could north and south in the time we had before the evening water taxi back to Caye Caulker took off. It was fun to see as much of the city as we possibly could. There were lots of super fancy resorts in San Pedro along the coast.
 We took some relaxing stops,

 enjoyed the funny signs throughout the city,
and ate at this great grill on the water. You can even float in inner tubes while served liquor if you want. We opted for normal seating, and non-alcoholic drinks. We had some delicious grilled fish tacos and onion rings.

 There are cool cabanas on the water everywhere. The law is that owners of property can build these but that they are for public use. So most of them are really well kept and in beautiful locations, and anyone can enjoy them.
 Someone Rachel knows told her that while on Ambergris Caye we had to stop at Manelly's Homemade Ice Cream. We tried homemade coconut, banana, mango, and Dulce de leche ice creams. I always have to endure through the first minute or so of eating items out of the country that contain dairy, because they always have a slightly different taste, but once I get used to it I SO enjoyed the ice cream. While there a little boy was trying to sell me some jewelry. He was however being super sneaky and told me that he has to just pretend like we're visiting because the owner of the ice cream shop doesn't like him selling in there and keeps looking at him. He would open his pocket for me to peek in and see what he had - though I couldn't even see since it was pretty dim in the room. Sadly, by the time we finished our ice cream we were too rushed to get to the water taxi for me to actually look at what he was selling.
 On the way back to Caye Caulker.

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