We started off with what seemed to be a calm little jeep ride and hike through the rainforest. This sign welcomed us. Well, duh.
Then the water got calm again, and we were able to get an awesome view of Iguazú Falls close up.
Then we went under the falls.
Under. The. Falls.
I was screaming and ducking and closing my eyes, trying not to swallow buckets of water, but Mr. Monkey was happily whooping and hollering with his hands in the air the whole time.
How do we know this?
The zodiac guide was filming all of this with an underwater camcorder! We watched the DVD afterward -- drenched -- and laughed so hard. I can't believe I was worried about getting a *little* wet. We ended up looking like we'd gone swimming in our clothes!
After braving the downpour, we were given the opportunity to unsheath our cameras to capture the falls that had just rained on us.
Sopping wet, we explored the Brazilian park further and saw more beautiful views of Iguazú Falls. Brazil had more spectacular panoramic vantage points than Argentina.
this toucan. He was so sweet, and I loved his orange and blue.
agouti. In layman's terms, they are wild guinea pigs.
This concludes our 2008 vacation pictorial!
When we got back to LAX, Mr. Monkey's luggage was nowhere to be found. It liked South America so much that it decided to stay there. We still haven't heard from it yet. We are sad about this. We wish it would come home.