Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Big butts and McDonalds

Any visit to the Botero Museum should dissuade anyone from eating at McDonalds. I just got the movie "Supersize Me"....that should keep us away. Wonder where Botero's inspiration came from in this day and age of fatties :) ....couldn't have been Colombia, as most people here keep it under control. Many people have remarked that when they transit the states, the 1st impression in the airport is the number of .....well....you get the idea. Vegas is another great place to play "spot the fatties"...... Gorging ourselves at an all you can eat buffet after a cycle tour through Mexcio, we figured 8 our of 10 people were obese. Ok...so this is not a politically correct blogspot....but we do have a child obesity epidemic in Canada! ....no small problem........Food for thought?



Gotta curse those kiddie play areas in McDonalds....They sure know how to get 'em young! (Note the Cinnabon, next to Mcdonny's)

Not far off from what we do to cattle in Alberta feed lots.

Even Mona!




The presidential troops....only fit soldiers need apply.



Stuffed ....after a feast at Wok....low fat SE asian fare.


Me and my Tia Betty......I'm gettin' real fat on my mommy's milk.


Fun day at Club Aleman (German Club) on Saturday

Exercise is the only thing that keeps dad from "ballooning".....as the deadliest of the 7 sins for me is gluttony. Just can't get enuf Cinnabons, cakes, cookies and banana shakes after dinner....or instead of dinner! (2nd must be pride....after all, what is the real purpose of a family blog?)

Pretty soon I'll be wearing my mom's hand-me-down runners.


How does my little sis, keep herself looking so young? Being a vegetarian may have something to do with :)




Scooting around Carrefour....to buy Kraft dinner for dad :) Well it is available with whole wheat flour now........now if I could just get the margarine that you have to add...fat free.

Try this at Buckingham palace! This is the president's house....of Locombia that is..

Some 500 year old church


My antie Karen sure tires me out!


I have so many books at home....my current favorite is Builder Bob.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

50m dash....in a church!

Well....what else are churches good for?

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Chopsticks and a 2 year old

Sure didn't make any difference using the chopsticks over a spoon or fork....He still managed to put a large part of his dinner on himself and the floor!



Tia Betty and Prima Betty

Tia Karen and Tio Ivan

Like mother like son

Recently, Ramon has been joining his mom during her post morning run, stretching sessions. He is quite the little pretzel!


Of course, Carla wants to get in the act now too!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The kids...what else?

We sure are having a great time with Aunty Karen here! Ramon is sure going to miss her, as they play together all the time and Karen teaches him so many things....like part of the alphabet!


I love my little sister :)


Showing a younger boy, Santiago, how to use the walker. (Which Karen gave to him xmas b/f last)


Self portrait. They tire each other out!

Of course he just wants to play in it.

It's play-doh time with Tia Karen and Ramon

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cloud Forest Walk

This weekend we drove to the edge of the cliff...the end of the Bogota plain and walked 500 vertical metres down through a cloud forest. Stayed in a grand, wooden lodge and hiked back up the next day. Super lush, thick, green vegetation, with excellent trails and an average temperature of 14.5 celcius. Here is the website for the place. http://chicaque.com/index.phtml








Lulu......a very acidic fruit, form which they make juice.


Our tropical sweetie

Mom and Carla in action.


Our posh digs for the night...we were the only ones there!



Me and my Tia.


This is the life!






Tropical downpour....we got caught in it for 15 minutes. Trails turned to rivers...instantly! and it all ended with some hail.






Saved by umbrellas.






Stretching! what did you think they were doing? pushing the rock?


The hidden lodge.














Backpacking, jungle trekking mom!






In the hills above Bogota.

Chatting with Emily on Skype.