Clean underwear or birthday decorations for Noah? Why not both?
Enjoying beers-to-go before our visit to the Botanical Garden
Haileigh and Ashley had an exhausting day!
Inside the butterfly habitat
These girls think Haileigh and Ashley are TV stars!
Double Decker turtles fighting for the sunlight.
An interesting public display of affection.
Ashley was brave enough to take this picture of Couplous Enamourous in their natural habitat.
Is this standard size?
How do you use this thing?
Bathroom stall photo shoot!
Haileigh is the epitome of class.
The Orchid Pavilion
This street performer looked like he was hovering but from this angle it looks like the tiny legs from the child behind him are actually his.
Delicious mini donut monocles
Parque de los Deseos
The Park of Wishes
Buses with festive decorations in preparation for Colombia's 200th anniversary.
Palace of Culture
This mime was immitating Ashley so she decided to make it hard on him by throwing in some dance moves.
High five! Haileigh gets frisky with a Botero statue.
Cotton Candy sunset
The ladies are happy to have free Internet at last!
Dinner, wine and games on the rooftop terrace.
On the way to the Metrocable
Ashley and Haileigh on the Metrocable
Departing the Metrocable station.
View of Medellin from the Metrocable
Mosaic of Medellin from the last stop on the Metrocable
View of Medellin from the last stop on the Metrocable.
View of Medellin from the last stop on the Metrocable
Mosaic of Medellin at the last station on the Metrocable.
This apartments were built to house the atheletes for the South American Games. Now they are low-income housing.
View of Medellin from the last station on the Metrocable.
Medellin's Stadium, only a couple blocks from Su Casa Colombia!
The other side of the valley
Descending the Metrocable
Nothing like a refreshing bag of water!
Noah is the proud owner of his very own Sapo game!
Noah's birthday lunch at Mazza, our favorite pizza place.
Strike a pose!
Happy 200th Birthday, Colombia!
Some people went to extremes to get a good view.
There was a sea of spectators.
We all agreed this part was our favorite. It doesn't come across as well in photos but the night sky was filled with golden glitter. Gorgeous!
Ashley and Haileigh loved the show!
Cheers to Colombia!
There was a slight wardrobe malfunction...
The stream of people leaving the show went on forever.
Plaza Cisneros looks like a futuristic city.
Giant Light Sabers
These Colombian ladies were so shocked to see gringas in their city that they asked to take a picture!
We couldn't resist doing a cheer stunt...
Successful thigh stand!
Hanging out with the youth of Medellin in Parque Lleras
Taking a dip in the fountain.
This picture perfectly captures the theme of the night: crazy dancing and don't stay in one spot too long!
Treadmills in Colombia are futuristic
Posing with Andres, our fabulous instructor. Also, check out his amazing shirt which he made for the Colombia's Independence Day.
Just one picture is not enough!
Leg warmers, sweat band, this woman is ready for the 80s!
Plaza de Banderas, where the artisan fair took place
A beautiful day for an artisan fair
A horse made of who knows what
Handmade purses by the Wayuu Indians
These rings are made from antique forks.
These bracelets are also made from antique forks. Bet you couldn't tell!
Made by the same vendor who makes the fork jewelry, these wallets are made from innertubes. They also sell bags and purses from the same material.
With these necklaces you can always have a shot glass handy in case of emergencies.
Sporting the latest trend: head massagers aka Heaven
The salsa band at El Eslabón Prendido
Enjoying our tasty and affordable drinks: Rum and OJ $1.50, Mojito $4, Cuba Libre $3
The Birds of Peace
The bronze sculpture, Bird of Peace, that was destroyed June 10th, 1995 by a bomb.
Rear view of the Bird of Peace
Exterior of the Museum of Antioquia
Ashley and Haileigh smelling the roses. Sculpture by Fernando Botero.
Bird on a perch, Fernando Botero
Guitar, Fernando Botero
The Death of Pablo Escobar, Fernando Botero
The museum had an exhibit on music and dance. They provided the instructional steps for several types of latin dances.
These guitar variations were for patrons to play.
These monitors and headphones played video of various music styles.
Ashley's extreme makeover
Just blending in...
Lunch with the primo (cousin) and the tia (aunt) at Cafe Todo Fresa. Yum!
Testing out pillows for Colleen and Jo's arrival
The San FranTastic Four is complete!
Drinks at Bonuar
Jo and Colleen's private Metrocable tour
View from the metrocable car
View from Metrocable car
The big dirt patch is the site of a recent fire
Arepas de Chocolo on the griddle
The San Frantastic four about to enjoy their arepas con quesito
One man, Paco, juggles for the ladies
These nice gentlemen gave us free granadillas and bunny ears!
Pitaya, one of the more expensive and difficult fruits to grow
From left to right: mango, mora, zapote, lulo and more mango
We bought the guanabana in this man's hand for $2.50 and a GIANT papaya for $1
Traffic stopped while this bike race passed by
We rode in this jeep for about 20 mins for the last leg of the journey which is a dirt road
The San FranTastic four got cozy in the back with the produce
The stunning view from the finca
The mountains in the background reminded Haileigh of Jurassic Park
The open air seating area with plenty of hammocks
Ashley and Colleen relax in the hammocks
Haileigh got in on the action too
While Joanna checked out the house
Ladies of the lake
This lizard mosaic was made by Henri who built the house and is perhaps the most talented man in the world.
The interesting insides of Coruba and Pitaya
The ladies peparing themselves for a fruit tasting of a lifetime!
Uchuvas are the small round fruit on the left, the clearish fruit with black seeds is Pitaya, Zapote is the orange fruit on the right, and Coruba is the purplish fruit.
Zapote has a nasty way of getting in between your teeth but it's sooo good!
Yum! This delicious soup called Ajiaco was made by our very talented and ever-helpful housekeeper, Mari.
Things got heated during our card game, so naturally Colleen murdered Haileigh.
Enjoying wine under the stars with our ponchos
And the poncho craziness begins!
Where'd Colleen go? Clever pose, Haileigh!
One of these people don't belong...
The view at the finca at 6 am is worth waking up for!
The San FranTastic Four still look good at 6am
Suited up and ready to go
Nothing makes you look more legit than a harness
Trekking through the cow pastures
Practicing rappelling skills at the gazebo with a view
Our guide Rodrigo showing us how it's done
Look ma, no hands!
On the hike we passed a family who had a baby monkey as a pet. They rescued it after its mother was killed. It was so tiny and adorable!
Preparing to climb the wall
A tasty snack to give us an energy boost before the main event
Hiding from the waterfall's cold mist inside the jungle
Ashley and Joanna begin their descent
Ashley and Joanna surrounded by mist
Ashley looks like she's done this before!
We're not sure how Joanna ended up in this position but at least she was laughing!
The looks on their faces says it all!
Haileigh, one of the first to go, tried to stay warm under the poncho.
Colleen and Marcela making their descent
Colleen and Marcela
Colleen looks for her next move
Colleen did great, and it was her first time rappelling!
Rodrigo loves his job!
Noah practicing his yoga
Noah's splits are pretty good!
Nothing like a glass of wine to celebrate an action filled day of rappelling
One of the guides considered himself to be quite the ladies man!
Beans, fried plantains, chicharrón (pork rind) and rice. What a delicious lunch!
The ladies deserved a few minutes of relaxation
Ashley, Haileigh and Noah on their horseback ride
Note the dirt on Ashley's knee, the only evidence that she had to jump off her horse.
Haileigh and Marcela enjoying a sunset ride
The gorgeous sunset with interesting streaks of color
Grilling the delicious meat, corn and potatoes on the outside grill
More fruit! In the tan bowl is guanabana. The round, yellow fruit with the fish eye looking seeds is granadilla. The white fruit with black seeds is pitaya and the orange fruit in the center is Zapote. Yum yum!
Joanna, Colleen and Ashley toasting to corn with their wine.