I think after reading yesterday’s post we think we went to the waterfalls on Saturday 🙂 well either way it was awesome. We are getting a bit behind on updates because the Internet is pretty iffy in The town of Coroico.
Many family members came to Coroico for the weekend on Friday night and Saturday/Sunday to see us and Richard’s brother Marco and parents. I can officially say I now understand what it was like for Richard when he met my whole family and a bunch of extended family from both sides at Josh and Candaces wedding a few years ago. Holy big family Batman!
We had fun going to the waterfalls, riding in back of the truck and when you get to the first waterfall, it goes over the road ( think river) and it pours over the rocks, which you drive over maybe a foot deep. cars are stopped there, not because of stalling, but people will pull out a rag and start bathing the car. Car wash at its finest, or washing clothes, hair, etc.
I thought it was kinda funny to wash the cars, then continue driving on the dirt roads. I suppose it is the same thing as when we wash cars in the middle of winter :).
We took a short hike, up to the falls, and again I was amazed at Tio Samuel and how spry he is for a 70 year old. Didia brought a bunch of apples, peaches, and prickly pear for snacks. The fruit here is good but needs to be washed and peeled to be safe to eat. Prickly pear are bright pink here and dark pink inside. I have only ever gotten green ones in my produce basket back home, so I didn’t know what they were.
Other fruit new to the kids and I are chirimoya and maracuya. The maracuya we liked as juice but thought was sour to eat. Chirimoya tastes like a cross between a pineapple, a strawberry, and banana. Very sweet and white inside. I’ll try to add photos later.