|The beginning of the trail.|
So, I have been communicating with various friends via social media (with my facebook friends really engaging) and they have been tremendously supportive. To say the least....it means more to me than they know. Traveling to a different country where you do not speak the language is a daunting task. When you are younger it seems to be easier to do. For me? I like a challenge. Being a musician helps with pronunciation. Just like Spanish I am also finding that I can comprehend it more than I can speak it. When reading something I can generally figure it out. But if someone is speaking to me (especially at an accelerated) I am lost!
|The water was AMAZING!|
|Crazy beautiful view!|
Hopefully at the end of our ten week stay more words will come. Today I actually went to a local's house and bought a dozen brown eggs. Were the words slightly jumbled? Yes! Did I figure it out? Yes!!! I was very proud of myself.
|Baby Girl taking it all in!|
|Bright green popped up|
Throughout the trail there are a couple of bridges and lots of rock...some trees....more dry SLIPPERY rocks....bugs....and...wait for it....rocks! Tree roots I have found provide a surface/path that almost make steps. When large rocks line the trail and are varying sizes and distance apart it keeps you on alert. I did fall on my bum when the kiddos bellowed that they could see a stream or river. That is when looked up and did not notice a mud patch and slid-bounced-and landed on the before mentioned body part.
|New fav hiking shoes.|
|On the hunt for |
As my heart pounded and I leaned on my walking stick (branch found by Baby Girl) we slowly made the climb back up. After what seemed like forever we made it. We made it with memories to share and time spent together...at the river's edge.
Til next time,