Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mexico - Mayan ruins II

Simon's parents had to get back to their mission in Mexico City and we continued on our trip.  We saw a lot of ruins, 9 in total.  This is the next post of Mayan ruins.  It was actually great for the kids as well.  They could run around, climb and explore. It was interesting to see the differences at each sight.  The kids had their favorites by the end of the trip.  We also taught them a little bit about Mayan culture.


Edzna

These well preserved carvings were great.
  

 




Palanque
These were probably my favorite ruins.  It is set in the jungle and it felt very peaceful there. It is hard to believe that only 10 percent of the structures are actually uncovered.  The rest are still covered by the jungle.

some well preserved carvings


waterfalls in the middle of the ruins

The Palace

Temple of Inscription
 

The kids had a great time climbing up and exploring these temples.





Becan
We had a day of mostly driving and decided to stop at these ruins.  It was small, but really nice to explore.  They were a pleasant surprise.

These two just amaze me.  They are best friends.
 He is just cute!

 My handsome hubby
He somehow convinced met to climb the ruins behind him. 
  

 This little pumpkin.  
I think I held her for almost the entire three weeks and she loved it.