We are the Marincas-Bucy Family, Gregg (Daddy), Marlyn (Mama), Alex John (4.5 years old), and Gregorie Ann (3 years old). This blog will be the story of our 6 months spent traveling through Mexico and Central America. Please read along to follow us on our adventures, to find information about planning your own adventure, to get hints and ideas on traveling with small children, or to just daydream.
[Alex is now 7 and Gregorie is 5.5 , and our six months were spent. We are still reliving our adventures every day. And sharing them here. And dreaming of more... always dreaming...]

Sunday, January 30, 2011

La Fortaleza and the Full Moon -- Trujillo

Our first day at Casa Kiwi, we headed to town for lunch and visited the Fortaleza de Santa Barbara, a Spanish colonial fort constructed to defend the Bay from pirates.  Trujillo was founded in the early 16th century and was a port used to ship the silver and gold found in the interior back to Spain.  It was also an easy target for pirates, who eventually destroyed it.  Today the fort is some basic stone ruins, an art gallery, and a museum with colonial and Garifuna items.  We were met by a tour guide who gave the girls some corn husk dolls.  We later learned that he is not actually employed by the museum and is not exactly sane.   No matter, we had a pleasant time talking to him.

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After dinner and beers back at CK, we were delighted with a full moon over the Bay.

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