Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Castillo de San Felipe
This is a cool Spanish Fort on the other side of the bridge from our house. It was used to keep the British Pirates out of Lake Izabal. It has really beautifully landscaped picnic areas and a great swim area. When we were here on Vacation last year we went by the fort on a boat and I told Nathan I wanted to go there sometime for a picnic. We didn't do it this time and we didn't actually tour the fort yet. We will go back this weekend when Nathan gets a break from working to do the tour and have a picnic. We were just looking for a close area to snorkel. The kids and Nathan snorkled around and saw some cool fish. Gabby wouldn't go near the water. In some ways this bugs me but for the most part it is kind of a relief that she has no interest whatsoever in the water considering we live on it..... Our pool filter is temporarily down until Mr. Castillo brings a missing part tomorrow to fix it, but once it is fixed I will have her in the pool learning to swim. She is also terrified of the two guard dogs on the property which keeps her from going outside alone. Once she learns how to swim we will have to work on overcoming this fear.