Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Traveling Wednesdays ;)


This past summer I had the opportunity to go back to my Beautiful Mexico after 9 long years of being away from so many of my loved ones and the beautiful City that holds a special place in my heart!
It was a life changing experience in so many levels, to look back at these pictures makes my heart ache.
It was the summer of my life, and it was the last time I saw my Grand-daddy.
I miss him and I hate that I won't get to see him again. When I go to Mexico I won't get to go to his house and see him smiling at me and saying "mami, I've missed you, so tell me how's New York treating you?"
Things in life have a funny way of working out, and when you look back you realize why things happened when they did and why!
Ugh! I 'm sorry to have started this post with sadness - my sadness! But today I'm crying because I feel sad, I miss my papa Trini and there's nothing I can do.
Moving on. 
While we were in Mexico we got to go to Teotihuacan, where we got to see all of the beautiful and very big pyramids :)
Not only did we get to see them but we  got to climb the world's third biggest pyramid.
The Pyramid of the sun!
More than 250 steps!! Yikes and the steps were very steep not at all your normal steps!
Funny to say by the time I made it up to the top I was red like a balloon and SO fatigued. Miguelito the wonderful son he is couldn't stop laughing at me - lol!! He on the other hand ran up the pyramid!

All around Teotihuacan there were trees full of nopales and tunas!

My papi's childhood friend teaching Miguelito how to use his bow and arrow :)

The Pyramid of the Sun from a distance

No joke, look at how inclined those steps are!

Right after getting to the top, not SO happy - yet!!

My handsome brother Miguel :) You can see the pyramid of the moon way below!!

Yay!!! We made it to the top!! My sister and me :) Notice I climbed with sandals!
Some other structures - as seen from way up high.

My mami So happy she made it with my Miguelito :)

Wild Miguelito - the Aztec in him came out :) I kept on screaming to be careful! His answer Hay Mami - I'm fine I'm a warrior

Left to right: Cousin, Me, Miguelito, Mami, nephew, Papi, Sister, and my papi's childhood friend

It was quite an adventure that will not be forgotten, Miguelito loves to relive it every day!
Funny part was I climbed the pyramid with those skimpy sandals - slow I know!
The rocks kept digging in my foot, plus the entire grounds of Teotihuacan were surrounded by little red ants, and those bit and it hurts like hell! I was running the entire time :)

Love,
Kary xoxo


13 comments:

  1. I love, love, love these posts so much!! I click on all your pics to make them bigger and I noticed your beautiful sandals right away :) Love them and am so amazed you were able to climb those steep steps in them!
    It made me think of when I was visiting my brother in AZ and we went driving around in the desert. I wore my wedges not thinking we would get out of the car and walk around, but of course we did! It was insane trying to walk in those things on the rocks! haha
    Such beautiful pictures!!! I'm so glad you went. Can you imagine if you had waited 10 years to go? :( You're right, things happen for a reason for sure and I'm soooooo glad you got to see your Granddaddy! I thank God for that time you had with him. And that your little warrior (so cute!) Miguelito was able to enjoy it with you!
    p.s. Yes, your brother is very handsome! :)

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  2. Que bonitos recuerdos y que pudiste ver a tu Papi Trini una vez mas!! I'd like to go there sometime and find out where I came from! Miguelito is a true warrior and yes I agree with Marz...your brother very handsome! Hope your day gets better. I love you Kary! xoxo

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  3. aw, those pictures are so great. I know what you mean about missing someone like that. Also, I spent time in Michoacan in Patzcuaro and LOVED it.

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  4. love this post b/c it takes me back to my trip to mexico! we climbed the same pyramid...but in sneakers! however, it seemed like only the tourists wore running shoes and the locals wore everything and anything!

    we also stayed in tepotzlan and climed a mountain there to a smaller pyramid. the lady in front of us was wearing high heels!

    i can't wait to take indy to mexico! such a good trip! *sigh*

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  5. aww, such a sweet, yet bittersweet post. it sounds and looks like you had a lovely trip to mexico :)

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  6. I can't believe you climb with sandals! Incredible! Looks like it was a spectacular trip. Lately I've had the travel bug so bad! I'm coming to your NYC in a couple weeks . . . and next, hopefully something international!

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  7. one day i hope to make it there... it would be a dream come true and how special to have gone with your ADORABLE and BEAUTIFUL family!!! until i get to go, these photos were amazing and fun to look at!!! (a real fashionista-- go you in your skimpy sandals ;) ha!)

    and i wish i could hug you because i know how much you miss your granddaddy :(

    LOVE YOU!

    ps. Your brother?! WOWOWOW! hello! :) too bad i'm married... we could REALLY be sisters! ha!

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  8. this trip looks absolutely fantastic! i hope to one day visit mexico and take my family with me!!! and i do love those sandals --- and how proud i am of you for getting to the top with those!!!

    kisses to you darling.

    p.s.
    sorry i haven't really been in touch. i'm in my 33rd week and have been incorrigibly cranky and irritable. i just want this baby OUT!!!!

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  9. Those pyramid pictures are awesome! You made it to the top and that's the main thing - fashionable sandals and all!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. Hola, what an interesting post, such good pics! I wen't to Chichen Itza when in Mexico and climbed to the top - easy going up - scary going down;)
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and your sweet comment. Wanna follow eachother - let me know if you do, and I'll follow you straight back.
    A xx
    http://anyaadores.blogspot.com

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  11. Great pictures.. I would love to go there.. I am sorry about your grandpa.. My grandpa died last year, and I still can't believe that he is not at my house when I come to visit my family :(

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  12. Love Mexico! You pics remind me. Lovely greetings to you from a Bulgarian native :-)

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  13. Oh my gosh!! This is amazing! I have always wanted to go visit Mexico (and South and Central America) for the longest time. I'm fascinated with historical sites.

    I'm so glad you had a great time though. And I know you feel sad, cherish those memories you do have!

    It looks like such a wonderful family try and I'm sure it was very special.

    P.S. I will blog about your giveaway hopefully next Monday! x

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