Ken G's red van
Erica sits up front
Entering the National Park. As we climbed higher and higher up the mountain, the foilage definitely changed from dry and overgrown to lush and fertile.
View as we drove to the trailhead
See, I told you Ken G. stopped for photos.....right in the middle of the road!
Not only that, he got out of the van to fetch us some fresh grapefruits, guava and starfruit.
Local coffee beans. They turn red when they are ready to be harvested and everything is done by hand.
Poinsettia's and it's not even Christmas time!
More fruit, Ken G. shares with the troops
Porter and Olivia examining the map
Beautiful ferns. Everywhere. All kinds. Short. Tall. Big. Small
Local Gummier Tree. These trees grow humungous! They were once used to carve canoes way back when by the Carib Indians....they have no knots so they are great for boats (no leaks!)
Another TALL Gommier Tree
Syndicate Falls that-a-way
Anything Goes, Patronus and Virginia Dare...what an impressive group
Ken G. helps everyone cross the river safely
African Tulip tree (red flowers)
Adults crossing the river again
Finally, Syndicate Falls - ohhhh Ahhhhh. By the way, this was the first waterfall many of the kids had ever seen, so it was pretty exciting stuff.
We braved the frigid fresh water to swim behind the cascading water!
Nuff said - Love this!