We woke up early and went downstairs for breakfast. The best omelet we’ve had all week. We hired a guide from the ladies in the breakfast nook that had a friend – you know the drill. Anyway, it turned out that he was descended from the Mayans and could translate hieroglyphics because of his grandfather. He was really a great guide. We got there early, which the best plan because now that we are sitting on the balcony of our room, it is 97 degrees, but the humidity is 39%. This is a view from our room.
The wi-Fi here is very good. I have not ever been able to post a photo before.
Me and Cindy on top of a temple at Copan Ruinas.
This afternoon we ate at a cute little restaurant just off the square. We took a tuk-tuk back from the ruins and then walked to the city center to find a restaurant. We picked up another tuk-tuk to get to the bird sanctuary. It is actually a sanctuary for rescued birds. The macau is the national bird of Honduras, but is endangered. There are programs to teach the Honduran children about preserving these birds. It was a beautiful area with wonderful walking trails. Obviously, a lot of money has been put into this sanctuary. Cindy took a picture of me with 3 birds – two I am holding and one is on my shoulder.
These are macau birds at the sanctuary.