|Our First View of the Jungle|
We first accended the mountains around the city to reach a height of 13,000 Ft. before dropping down into the jungle below. It is a very curvy windy road. Every time you need to pass, which is quite often, it is usually on a corner. A lot of crosses on the side of the road attest to the peril of the road! Thankfully, our driver was cautious where he needed to be and aggressive also where he needed to be!
Our first stop was Villa Tunari and the hostel where we stayed the first night. After an Almuerzo Completo lunch, I (Carla) stayed behind with Paula who was still recovering from a tummy bug and fever, to take a nap. The others went on to the "swimming hole" where they all had a grand time swimming, jumping, and bathing.
|Clancy's Favorite Thing To Do! SWIM!|
|Myles with his and Clancy´s boat!|
Here they all are jumping off the wall. Emily is the white girl in the black swimsuit, Javier is to her left, Myles is to Javier's left with the black shirt, and I think it is Edwin on the right just beginning to jump. Techy is also on the wall along with Clancy!
|Una Hormiga Grande|
|Ruth and Clara enjoying the jungle tour!|
|Some of the Jungle Roads|
While we were snacking by the roadside on our delicious finds "our crowd" came by and we flagged them down just like the "real" truffis in Coch! From there we all went to see the monkeys.There were a whole passel of these tiny ones.
After breakfast we headed off for a place called "Las Junglas". Rudi called it the "Knotts Berry Farm" of Bolivia!
|Entrance to Las Junglas|
|Scarier then it appears!|
|Clara, all ready to go!|
|Miguel, having a grand time!|
The second swing was a far as a lot of us got. Rudi is up on the platform that looked to be rotting pretty good! The scariest part was getting up on the platform and letting go! After that it was fun!
|Rudi, overcoming his fear of heights!|
Myles is making it look easy in the picture below. I love this picture of him. Those huge leaves behind him are wild banana trees!
|Myles, Jungle Boy!|
|Ruth, Enjoys the Ride!|
Paula was too small to do any of the swings, so she rode with Emily on this zipline thing. We all commented that my Dad should put one of these in at Camp Dwight!
|Happy Paula !|
|Emily and Paula|
|Watching the third swing!|
|Ruth and Gladys|
|Emily, Jungle Girl!|
|Platform for the LAST swing|
|Watching the LAST swing!|
|That speck in red is Emily. Very far up in the trees!|
|Emily and Clara|
|Birdseye View of Villa Tunari, Bolivia|
|Clancy´s new pal!|
|Love this one of Javier and Annabelle|
|Group pose with the Monkey|
|Group pose without the Monkey!(and Rudi!)|
|The Rudi Booher Family|
|Javier, Techy, Miguel, and Annabelle|
|Edwin, Rosi, Gustavo, Jasmin, and Sergio(Nephew)|
|Hiking back down the trail!|
Stay tuned for our next adventure, as we head three hours deeper into the jungle where there is no running water, electricity, or bathrooms....eeeks... Cochabamba is starting to look like New York City!!
|This trees roots are above the ground!|