Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Our Adventure to the Zoo

Due to the rain in Guatemala during this time of the year we were not able to go far from the city but it wasn't hard to find places to visit within the city limits. A great outdoor activity with children was going to the Zoo La Aurora. It's a beautiful clean and nice place, big enough for children, nice walk paths and, lots of animals.
Yes, a camel.
Cute little parakeet.
Jeremy is so jealous of this banana tree.

The kids really wanted to try sugar cane but we were not able to get it... at least I got a picture of it :o)
This cow was so funny, it kept mooing and mooing like it wanted something. It came close to the kids, looked at them and then it went back to moo again, over and over.

Cute miniature cow.
I'm so just to see lots of children all the time but this group was special... lots of Guatemalan kids on a field trip at the Zoo. I had to have a picture of them.
On our trip to Yellowstone last Summer, we looked for a bear without any success of finding one. Isy really wanted to see one so I took a picture of this one specially for her.
Such a beautiful walk path.
Iguanas - we saw many of these in the wild.
Behind Ariana there is a white tiger.
Loved this piece of a jungle.
Guatemala's National Anthem has 12 stanzas. It is not easy to see  it but there are 12 glass plates with each stanza of the Anthem... beautiful.
Jeremy asked Andre to take many pictures... here he is, just like his dad, getting a nice close up of something!

I want one of this on my front patio.
This monkey was really tiny, my camera was zoomed all the way.
Don't know the name of the bird, but we loved the colors.
...and look at this one, great featherdo.
Ariana found something green on the ground, showed it to me and asked what it was, I said avocado and, when we looked up, we were under a big avocado tree! Really cool.
Kids are not showing a lot of excitement, they were getting tired at the end :o)

Andre and Ariana experience in Guatemala

Andre and Ariana were so excited when we told them they were going on a trip to Guatemala! Our two little ones were so happy for them and didn't give us a hard time about it. They waited for "the day" so patiently, and finally the day came!
At the Seattle Int. Airport - May 24th
Waiting for a flight

Waiting in Dallas we met a family from Alaska that were going to Guatemala too.
She put some fake nail on Ariana.
An amazing sunset. Flying from Dallas to Guatemala
First day in Guatemala, the kids practice riding on the skate boards.
Oh yea! They got a soda in a plastic bag!
Having fun with their cousin Pamela.
Had pizza for dinner.
My sister Evelyn and her husband Hugo at Pizza Grizzly
This is my favorite nephew, Joaquin who likes to hug and kiss.
Kaminal Juyu - somes ruins close to my sister's house.

This is used by some Catholics for decorations.
Karate Kid!

Walking around the Craft Market.
Lake Amatitlan - I took the kids on a boat ride.
View of some of the houses around the lake.
The lake water is nasty green!
Buying candy typical from this town.
Weather in Guatemala was hot and the kids were asking to go swimming. After the lake my mom and I took them to some pools at Santa Teresita in Amatitlan.
View of the Spa from the very top.
View of Amatitlan town.