We live in a third world country at approx. 8,400+ feet elevation. Our location is reached after at least 24 hours of grueling travel. This is not a trip for cowards! Before they came, I had many people ask me, "Are your parents in good health?" I am very happy to say that, yes, they are in great health and did awesome while they were here. The first week they were a little woozy and extra tired, but have bounced back from their long journey and first encounters with Bolivia just fine!
|Waiting for Grandpa and Grams to touch down!|
|Walking to the Cochabamba baggage claim!|
|Waiting outside the baggage claim!|
|Grams with L.|
|Grampa with Abby|
Leo and Abby had no trouble adjusting to the "Abuelitos"!
After she had a chance to rest up, Clancy and Clara got Grams to clip their birds wings, so that they could "tame" them. Clara had the most success and we dubbed her the "bird trainer"!
|Clancy with "Pretty Boy"|
|Clara with "Verdecito" and "Pretty Boy"|
|Taking in the Pedestrian Day!|
|Gotta love those hats!|
|Ruth taking care of her pals!|
|Myles and Grandpa|
|Clancy and Myles "At the Fruit Stand"|
|Making the deal at one of the veggie stands!|
|Do you think he will be able to ride that bike home?|
Thankfully, the first full week they were here Tia Techy and Carlee teamed up to watch our Casa Kids and we took our first vacation as a family since we have been here. I did not realize how much I needed the break until we got it! It was incredible to be able to relax, relax, and relax some more!
We opted to go to a Hotel/Resort close to our house, so we didn't have to spend a lot of time traveling. Our children enjoyed swimming to their hearts delight. The got sunburned the first day, but each day after we slathered on the sunscreen and avoided further damage!
|Hotel Regina Pool|
We were able to have quality time together, as well as show Mama and Daddy around Cochabamba a bit.
|Pizza for All!|
|Waiting in the Shade!|
Hotel Regina, along with its regular hotel rooms, has six separate houses that have four bedrooms, three baths, kitchen, dining, and living room. The bonus is that each "Casita" has its own pool. It was a bit hot when we got there, but we asked them to turn the heat off and it was a perfect temperature the rest of the time. When we weren't out on the town or in the outside pool, the kids LIVED in this pool! Grampa and Grams got in on some swimming too!
|Our Adorable, P.J.!|
I will continue the adventures of Los Padres in Bolivia in the next blog! Stay tuned for details!