Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Wilds of Ancient Mexico

It's always fun to start the new year with something different.  This week Elder Nils writes:
"It's been a really fun week.  Today we went on a trip up to see a pyramid.  It used to be a military outpost out on top of this mountain we had to climb.  It was small, but pretty cool. 

From this picture, it looks like it was a bit of a climb to get up there!  They would have had to airlift old Auntie M in.  I love doing these tours vicariously from the comfort of the living room couch.  (Thanks, Nils!)

The view from the top was incredible
Re-enacting the human sacrifices

"Apparently they used to do some kind of sacrifices and stuff up there.  It's definitely got an incredible view.  It was interesting to learn about the history of the place. The whole little pueblo that we were in used to be a huge city of pyramids.."

Apparently the boys couldn't resist clowning around a little bit, either! 

Posing on the top, Elder Nils and his comp
Our intrepid hero explorers look pretty handsome, don't they?  I'm so glad they are able to enjoy some of the historical sites of the interesting country they are serving in.

I've never seen a pyramid up close and personal, so it's fun to hear about Nils' adventures!

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