Monday, February 09, 2009

Greetings from the Amazon

Saturday we left at 8am from Phoenix… a day early. Delta changed our flights around and fortunately we found out just in time on Friday to fly out Saturday. We met up with Chuck and Laurel Morris in Atlanta. And after a 6 hour flight down, arrived at midnight local time last night and had no problems with customs. It started raining just before we loaded up the boat and headed down the Amazon around 2am. It was a wet, warm boat ride. Then we had to carry all of that heavy luggage up the hill to the house in the rain. We fell asleep to the sound of frogs, bugs and birds in the jungle around us. It felt so good to sleep last night and sleep in this morning. In the night a big wind blew through and woke us all up. So many fun new things

We haven’t moved very far today. Mostly sitting on the front porch watching the river traffic go by. Dad feel’s good, but says his legs are sore today from lifting. Mom has a bad headache. Cindy rubbed her feet and she thinks it will go away soon. Chuck has the binoculars out so he can analyze all of the boats going down the river. Laurel is sitting in a rocking chair knitting. We are talking about taking a tour of the base when Phil gets back from a meeting.

It is a cool 77 degrees and very humid. Pretty nice!

5 comments:

Sodak Girl said...

Thanks for blogging. We've all been waiting in anticipation! I'm sure you will all find your groove soon and have lots of wonderful adventures!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a safe trip down! Have lots of fun and dip your fingers in the amazon for me - the part of the amazon where there aren't any flesh-eating fish.... lc

Jenia said...

I had no idea your trip was taking you to the Amazon. That is so great! I am enjoying reading about your travels. Enjoy!

SKKD Lambing said...

Glad to hear you've made it safely, will be praying that your mom's headache goes away and she can enjoy the time there. Glad to hear Dad is feeling good. Thanks for the update, nothing new here in Seattle. Shane is going crazy from the inactivity and we are adjusting our routine before Seth arrives to adjust it once again.

Jen said...

what in the world are you doing at/in the Amazon?!?! you are by far my most adventureous friend EVER! So neat to be with Chuch and Laurel! please don't post any freaky snake pictures or I can never visit your blog again! Be safe and happy picture taking! Love Jen