|Sher Bear and Beauty Mom ready to cross|
One of the things that I remembered from that first trip was the hammock bridge. My family in Guatemala has a farm (una finca) that is now primarily a mango plantation. It was a cattle ranch 36 years ago. In the dry season, you drive through the river to the other side. But this is the rainy season, and the only way to get to the finca now is to go across the hammock bridge.
When I was nine, my mother wouldn't let me do it. At that time only one person could cross at a time. Now many people cross at once.
Just so that you get the full picture - this river was running very high and very fast. And, I am told, has alligators. Although, thankfully, I didn't see any.
|Big Dad and Sher Bear on their way back|
The kids loved it! The adults survived it. And we all had a lovely time at the mango farm. Traveling is all about doing the things you don't do in your every day life. We dubbed this the "Indiana Jones Adventure".
|Campster's drawing of the bridge|
|I love that Sher Bear did not show a parent with her!|