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July 28, 2017

We have a busy few days ahead – visiting the Zoo, belmopan, the inland Blue Hole, the Jaguar Preserve, Maya Center, Monkey River… but we don’t anticipate having any internet connection so won’t be able to post until late Sunday. We are all well and having fun!

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  1. Bryan Mejia permalink
    July 28, 2017 7:50 am

    Have you seen any animals? If you have, then which one’s?

    • July 30, 2017 9:05 pm

      Hi Brian! I have seen a lot of different animals. I had a red eyed tree frog hop all over me on our night hike the other day, saw a kinkajou, and many, many birds and insects. I also saw a lot of fish today while we were snorkeling including a nurse shark! I will have a lot of pictures when I get back on Thursday!

  2. sydney permalink
    July 28, 2017 9:24 am

    please look for blue morpho butterflies as they can only be found in rainforest.

    • July 30, 2017 9:09 pm

      Hi Sydney! I saw four or five blue morphos while we were lost in the rainforest and snother today. They all took me off guard and I couldn’t get a picture though. See you on thursdsh

  3. Tyler permalink
    July 28, 2017 9:24 am

    Have you seen any fruits that are uncommon in the North Carolina area?

    • July 31, 2017 8:58 am

      There are so many fruits! There were starfruit and mango trees growing all around where we stayed the first two nights. We also are something called a velvet apple. It was fuzzy like a peach but the texture was like a banana. It tasted nothing like an apple! Then we tried jackfruit and breadfruit as well as craboo. We have been eating a lot of plantains and papaya too!

  4. Macy permalink
    July 28, 2017 9:25 am

    If you could go on this trip again, what other animals would you want to see? If you had an option about what you wanted to do in Belize, what would you do?

    • July 31, 2017 8:59 am

      I would love to see a tapir and a jaguar in the wild eventhough a jaguar would probably scare me. I would also like to see a kinkajou closer up.

  5. josiah permalink
    July 28, 2017 9:29 am

    I heard that hairy/spiky caterpillars are poisonous, are those caterpillars in the pictures poisonous.

    • July 31, 2017 9:01 am

      We have an entomologist with us. Entomologists study insects. The caterpillars we held were not venomous. We did see some furry ones who may have been. It’s possible they were bright colors because they are poisonous however which means if something eats it it wouldn’t taste good but to touch it it is safe.

  6. Holden conner permalink
    July 28, 2017 9:36 am

    could you by any chance bring back and belizean food for me to try.

    • July 31, 2017 9:01 am

      Yes! I will try to get some plantain chips to bring back for everyone if I can find them before I leave. They are delicious!

  7. Don Belair permalink
    July 28, 2017 6:21 pm

    What an amazing trip so far. Looking forward to your next post!

  8. Jeff Derda permalink
    July 29, 2017 11:44 am

    Enjoying reading all the updates. Enjoy every minute of the experience. The reward of Southwater Cay awaits!

  9. Amy Harrington permalink
    July 30, 2017 7:19 am

    Hope you’ve recently gotten to hear green tree frogs, driving rain on the roof, a flowing waterfall, and all the other sounds of the Jaguar Preserve! My daily calendar this morning made me think of y’all when it said, “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles” (Tom Cahill) I definitely hope it’s been a fabulous journey in that sense too! Oh, and snorkeling is coming up – can’t wait to read your newest journals!

  10. Hailey permalink
    July 31, 2017 8:22 am

    What has been your favorite thing to in Belize so far? If you had more time in Belize what is one thing you would do?

    • July 31, 2017 9:04 am

      All the things! I can’t tell you what my favorite part is, but my least favorite part was the first night in the jungle. We got there after dark so it was kind of scary!

  11. Nila Hines permalink
    July 31, 2017 9:57 am

    Are there different types of plants and fruits there that we don’t find/get in the U.S?

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