Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Another camping trip....

 Before you all think the only thing we do in Belize is camping since my previous post was also on camping, let me assure you that is not the case! this is a special post for our friends up north (or south, dependin...) who have been waiting for this post. Enjoy, Julie & Billy! And all the rest who are interested.

  The famous swimming hole. this time we had it all to ourselves every time we went. Was great!

 Elizabeth is learning that sapodilla wood is hard splitting. But they did manage to cook us a great mountain man breakfast. Yum.
Time to do the dishes.

 We had very nice and sunny days at first.

 And then we had one rainy afternoon that we thoroughly enjoyed as well. A nap inside a tent when it drizzles outside is fun if you stay dry, which we did for the most part.

 a game or a book come in very handy.
 as does a hammock hung way up high.
 This gal totally fits into the Belizean culture with her hammock! i have never even slept a night in a hammock yet. :(

 This swing has kept the girlies busy.

 I don't know how she did it but she had strung this hammock up so tight it took two grown men to release it. Good job Elizabeth!!!

 And we also decided a rainy afternoon was a perfect time to be trying out a mango cobbler. (even the rocket stove we built a while back came in handy) Here we do not have briquettes so this feat did not prove as easy as we thought but we managed. we are learning all about charcoal cooking with lump charcoal.

This was the worst part of the rain, but our friends learned the important fact of how termites migrate, after a good rain. good thing it was only a few hours and they don't hurt us.

 Cobbler is ready; anyone? Yes I hear you Cagles. We can make it again next time.

 A new dish I tried for the first time while camping was this biscuit and sausage gravy. Getting there.

If someone has never tried this, this is a must. Grilled pineapple with butter and brown sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. It makes the grilled apple pale in comparison. But maybe that's the Belizean in me talking.

I was a bit sad to leave this place. It starts to feel like home away from home and we really like it. We are so happy we have the right to this little nook out in the Belizean wilderness.

I decided to add these two videos of the siblings swinging into the Belize river. this is not at the camp; this is close to our place. Hope you enjoyed the post! :)

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