Hello Little Monkeys!
Greetings, awesome readers! I’m so sorry I’ve been out of touch! As you may recall, Dalai Dan and I returned from France Saturday, May 21st evening, and only 6 days later Dalai T and I were off to visit the Amazon Rainforest.
To say the turn around was a bit stressful is an understatement. I had barely unpacked my bags before I had to repack them – but with an entirely different set of clothes. Between the laundry, organizing, emails, and various obligations I had put off for 10 days, I also wanted to spend time with my kids. I was about to leave 3 of them AGAIN and that thought was creating a lot of anxiety for me. There were times before I left that my heart was racing so fast I thought I may be experiencing a panic attack! That is when practicing meditation, deep breathing and acupressure comes in handy :)
After a crazy long journey (going to Manaus, Brazil is not easy to do from Kansas City) which included flying from Kansas city to Ft. Lauderdale on Southwest, taking a car to the Miami International Airport, racing to catch our Miami to Sao Paulo flight, flying 8 hours overnight, laying over for 4 hours, taking a 4 hour flight from Sao Paulo to Manaus, waiting for 3 hours for our ferry, then finally taking a 2 hour ferry ride to our rainforest hotel…….we were all a little tired.
Can you tell? Thomas is about ready to fall asleep on the ferry…
And when we FINALLY arrived, these little guys greeted us:
Mommy monkeys and there babies were EVERYWHERE!
If we had to go back to Kansas City tomorrow, the trip would have been worth it! Oh, but there is so much more, like cayman hunting, piranhas fishing, boat riding….I’ll show you it ALL!!! I love sharing this with you and appreciate you enduring it with me :)