We love having visitors. We didn't have so many down in Small Town. I just can't imagine why what with the big shrimp and the monkeys...
Last week our friends that we had made while we were all living in Venezuela came down for a visit from Springville, Utah.
Highlights from their trip:
1. Seeing things we haven't seen before since we have lived in Big City.
We all climbed the pyramids. I wasn't going to, being 8 months pregnant and all, but my competitive spirit got the best of me and I climbed the Pyramid of the Sun. I have to admit though, that all my kids, even little Juan Carlos (3 yrs old) beat me to the top.
Here's a cute one of my boys getting along for 30 seconds. I was pretty worried the whole time that one was going to push the other off, but much to my surprise, they both survived the close encounter.
Teotihuacan is teaming with vendors that approach you about every 5 seconds trying to sell all sorts of knick-knacks and "one-of-a-kind" artifacts. They really had a thing for our friend, whom they followed around like he was the only tourist there. Here's one following him even though our friend has NO interest in his merchandise:
I can't complain too much about the vendors as I did buy this new tablecloth that I love:
After our visit to the ruins, we had lunch in an honest to goodness cave.
Have you ever been to Casa Bonita in Denver? It reminded me a lot of it in that it was over priced and the food wasn't that great, but it was an authentic cave so I guess you've got to pay for that.
Oh, random side-note. Here's my new favorite Mexican road sign that we saw on the way to Teotihuacan:
Make sense? Good.
2. Eating out.
3. Playing Games. While we were living in Venezuela we would often get together and play games. Our game playing was severely limited due to a discovery that our friends became hooked on "24" last season, but have not yet seen the earlier seasons, most importantly, they have not seen season 1. They didn't even know who Nina was (gasp) !!! Or what a stand up guy President Palmer was, so of course we had to start watching it with them. So, #4 was:
4. Watching the first 9 episodes of season one of "24".
5. I almost forgot-eating homemade cream pies! Banana, chocolate and coconut. I really think think that our friends' visit was worse for my pregnancy weight gain than Christmas and New Year's combined-we'll see next week at my weigh in.
We had such a great time!