Most of the pyramids have been closed off to climbers as there have bee a few deaths from people falling off of them. We climbed 71 rickety wooden steps to the top of one of the pyramids. I welcomed the chance to sit when we got to the top and look out at the view, which was absolutely glorious. I felt like I was at the top of the world. This particular pyramid was in one of the Star Wars movies. From the summit, we looked out over a dense jungle with just some of the tops of pyramids showing. We had a breathtaking view from our perch at the top of the pyramid.
Our walk through Tikal took a little over four hours. We saw the state tree, the Ceipa tree and some strange little animals. Our lunch consisted of barbeque chicken, potatoes and onion soup, vegetables and a roll with butter. We did a little shopping at the lodge. I bought a cane for my oldest son, Cord, as that is what I always bring him from my trips. Our meal that evening was quite good and consisted of pork chops, carrots, rice, fruit ad bean soup. By now, you know I have a hearty appetite and love to sample local fare.