A Christmas Vacation

We did something a little different this year for Christmas… we travelled! The first time we visited Copacabana over a year ago, we fell in love with the small city and the big lake. Since it’s a big tourist spot and we didn’t know when else we could make it, we decided to go for Christmas. There weren’t too many people and it was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Unfortunately it was cool and rainy for a good portion of our time in Copacabana, but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless!

One of our buses

This was one of our buses... we may have been crazy to attempt it, but we took four-month-old Caleb on 4 buses - one overnight. Plus he got his first two boat rides: in order to get to Copacabana from La Paz you have to get out of the bus and cross an inlet in a boat while the bus crosses on a barge. Caleb did great (thankfully) and the trip wasn't terrible for us either!

We enjoyed the hours of scenery streaming by our bus windows. It was my (Lindsay) first time up on the altiplano (plateau) in summer and it was beautiful.

Copacabana

Christmas Eve

I carried Caleb around Copacabana in an aguayo, a traditional Bolivian cloth used to carry everything... especially small children. Caleb got lots of attention from shopkeepers in the city. We don't think they see many foreign baby tourists!

Overlooking Lake Titicaca

A pretty good way to spend your first Christmas, don't you think?

Lake Titicaca

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  -Luke 2: 9-12

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