I ate a bug. I seriously put a live termite in my mouth, and ate it. It was minty fresh, but that’s not the point. How the heck did I end up eating a LIVE BUG?! Oh yeah. I was with 15 strangers who kept chanting, “You have to do this for your blog!” every time I turned around.
After a while, I found myself doing all sorts of things I never thought I would be doing. I began to wonder if it was a bad idea to tell these people that I had a blog. Then I realized that even though I was testing my limits, and stepping outside of my comfort zone, it was really all small stuff in retrospect. These 15 strangers had me stepping outside of the box like never before! And honestly, I loved every second of it. For the most part that is….
So today… I ate a bug.
When the itinerary said that we would be doing “light hiking,” I am pretty sure they don’t really know the definition of “light.”
I had hiked through the Puerto Rico Rainforest twice, but that was a walk in the park compared to the trails in Belize! We spent the day hiking and visiting three waterfalls. I climbed to each site slower and slower. Although my body hated me, the bugs loved me. Yet I still accomplished them all.
That morning started out foggy. We struggled to see the first waterfall that we came across. We had a great time taking pictures all the same. The second waterfall was definitely less fun to get to, but totally worth it. Funny Frank didn’t hesitate to jump right in. He’s definitely a fearless and adventurous spirit. We did finally manage to reach Butterfly Falls.
The group couldn’t wait to touch the picturesque water proudly displayed before us. Well, until they felt how really cold it was. I stood back to take pictures and catch my breath.
Phenomenal Phil jumped off the side of the waterfall with ease. Extreme Emily required a little coaxing to conquer her fears, but she too was soon jumping into the freedom of the pool below her.
The fog gave us grief once again for the Thousand Foot Falls; however, there was a small enough break (once I left the area) for some more great photo ops of which we thoroughly took advantage of. By the time we were finished, I was beyond ready for a nap. If every day was going to be this butt kicking then I was in serious trouble, but nothing was going to keep me from having the best experience ever.
A girl just trying to find her way, stepping outside of her comfort zone, trying new things, and making new friends along the way!