Many years ago I spoke with a person from Belize who was a housekeeper/caregiver for my husband’s great aunt. Whenever she referred to her homeland there was a sparkle in her eyes that compared to none. At the time I really was not familiar with what Belize had to offer, let alone exactly where it was. Since then I have discovered through research what this little wonderland is like, but this has only been through the printed word and pictures. Hawaii used to be my dream vacation, but that has changed. Belize, with its rivers, mountains, jungles, and varied cultures is the place I want to visit and this trip sounds like it could not be better! The Lodge at Chaa Creek in the jungles of Central America offers it all….the private nature reserve, the vibrant yet fragile ecosystem, archaeological sites, rich culture in a sustainable, yet “green” environment.
By winning this trip I will look forward to horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, touring the coast and caves, watching birds and butterflies, canoeing, swimming and some quiet relaxation among the sights and sounds of the beautiful rainforest of Belize. I have only been treated once to a visit to a spa and the pictures of the one on the website has me dreaming.
Last year my husband and I were in Mexico and visited Chichen Itza where I became fascinated with the very advanced Mayan civilization. While in Belize I can further my study of the Mayans. Being from America I will also be interested in the influences of the expedition of Columbus into Belize and the colonial influences in the 1800’s. The historical influences are endless!
There is also a romantic reason as to why I would like to visit this wonderful little country….my husband’s and my 40th anniversary. We need to do something different than camping which has been the majority of our vacations. This sounds like it would be heavenly!! So as you are drawing out the name of the winner for this vacation, I am saying a little prayer that ours is the first one pulled and we are able to have the trip of a lifetime!!