Right after Halloween we headed south to Mexico City for a week. Scott had a mission reunion there and we decided to bring the whole family. Yes, I realize this could have been a disaster but LUCKILY we all had so much fun. No one got sick, kidnapped, or arrested (initial fears of mine) so it was a success. We did get a little bit sunburned. Oh well.
Emily and Molly loved hanging out with their buddies Michele and Denise on the bus. These girls hung out together for three whole days and it didn't seem to bother them that they weren't speaking the same language. We actually got to watch Shrek 3 a whole week before it was released on DVD. Maybe Mexico just gets earlier release dates than we do in CA. Maybe not.
We lucked out and visted during the Day of the Dead celebrations. It's kind of like Halloween but with more skeletons, less pumpkins, and remembering your ancestors instead of trick-or-treating. OK, it's not really like Halloween except for it's at the same time of year. I loved the decorations all over the place. Here's a big professional wrestling display in the city center.
Playgrounds were everywhere. Unfortunately (for slightly nervous American parents) they weren't quite as safe as what we have here. Here's Emily running on what Scott and I dubbed the bridge of death. Now she can join Indiana Jones on his next adventure and not realize it's something scary.
Here we are at the top of one of the pyramids at Teotihuacan. Heidi is a great climber. (She and Scott were both mistakenly identified as locals that day.)
My favorite Day of the Dead display was set up outside the biggest church in Mexico City. If this had been outside any church in the US people would have freaked out and called it Satanic. We freak out way too much. This was my favorite display of the trip.
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