What we first thought were mosquito bites have now turned into what we're pretty sure is the chicken pox for our littlest crew member. Luckily she is doing fine, but we are keeping her in quarantine so as not to give any of the other sailors around here shingles. Cora got the chicken pox vaccine when she was one and it looks like it is working. Eric and I both had chicken pox as children; so far, so good.
I've been going stir crazy sitting with Lyra on the boat so today Eric stayed home and Cora and I went exploring.
Today is la dia de la revolucion in Mexico. Mexican Revolution Day. There was a morning parade which fit Lyra's nap schedule and our walking time perfectly.
Cora loves all things dragon. She kept asking to ride on this dragon and was getting frustrated as I snapped pictures and demurred. Finally I stopped, kneeled down and meticulously pointed out how the dragon was made of people. Her eyes grew wide with understanding but as we walked away she kept looking back and muttering, "I wanted to ride on that!"
We only walked along a portion of the parade but it seemed to showcase lots of sports. American football, who knew?
We watched these "fighting guys" as Cora called them, for a long time.
Eric has been showing Cora how to do a fighting stance position for sparring and we've shown her clips on Youtube of kids doing martial arts. The concept of good guy and bad guy is still something she is working on, and pretend fighting (to learn) versus real fighting. It was fun to watch and point in real time who the teacher was and who the student was.
"Oh, that guy with no hair like daddy. That guy is the teacher."
And on the way home, a quick pic as requested by Cora in front of her favorite painting.
Only two more days left in La Paz!