I lurve jelly beans. I made myself just a little bit sick on these "fruit punch" beans today after lunch. Aren't they pretty?
We're not doing anything really "Eastery" this year. I did dye four eggs, just one each for me, Jim, and my parents, and I bought jelly beans, and made up a cute Easter basket for my mom -- Easter baskets, as far as we're concerned in my family, are just Christmas stockings in the spring! I just love Easter baskets and Christmas stockings! We're not doing the usual big meal or anything either. We're just having my parents over for an abelskiver brunch and then we're going to the Portland Art Museum to see the Degas/Lautrec exhibit. Should be fun! Happy Easter to all of you; I hope the bunny is good to you.
And, guess what! I got the Mexico tickets! Yay! We're going to Chiapas for about a week and a half, and I'm so excited.
Chiapas is the southernmost state of Mexico, bordering on Guatemala. Here's how the Lonely Planet describes it:
"Chiapas is a green jewel tucked into Mexico's southernmost corner -- its hot emerald jungles sparkling with beautiful Maya ruins and waterfalls, its cool, mist-wrapped highlands the redoubt of the most traditional and unreconstructed of contemporary Maya peoples. Here, the Maya bequeathed us the stunning architecture of jungle-shrouded Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, and Tonina. . . At its heart sits the tranquil highland town of San Cristobal de las Casas, rich in colonial architecture and surrounded by almost medieval Maya villages, but buzzing with a 21st-century international culture scene too. . . Eastward lies the steamy Lacandon jungle, Mexico's largest rainforest, home to a huge animal and plant diversity and countless jungle rivers and lakes. . ."
The author of the guide declares his favorite trip in Mexico is "beautiful, mysterious Chiapas."
Has anyone been to Chiapas? Can you tell us anything?