We took a long weekend to go see the Mayan ruins in Copán which is about a four hour drive from here. The cool thing about these ruins is that they are the only ones though out all Mesoamerica to have high-relief sculpture which is quite amazing. To find out more about Copán and the ancient civilization that created its art and architecture click here.
We had a really nice time except for Lorenzo getting lost. Luckily, I didn't know about the whole episode until after it happened because I would have freaked out. Here's what happened. We ate dinner at the restaurant in our hotel. I went back to our room to feed Luciana. Jeremy was in charge of getting Emilia and Enzo back. Lorenzo was looking in the window of the souvenir shop which was about ten yards from the swimming pool where Emilia and Jeremy were dipping there feet. Jer decided to run Emilia to our room, another 50 yards from the pool, and then go back for Enzo. When he went back Lorenzo was gone. He searched all over for about five minutes when a man walked up to him and asked him if he'd found his son. Jeremy said no and the man responded in broken English that he was in the bar. That made sense to Jeremy since the bar was between the souvenir shop and the pool. But when he went in the bar Enzo wasn't there. So Jeremy searched another five minutes when he saw the same man again. This time Jer asked in Spanish "Where'd you see my son?"
And in Spanish he responded "En el parque." (In the park) Apparently, he'd tried to explain this to Jeremy during their first encounter but "park" sounded more like "bar" in his broken English. So, now that they understood each other and realized the situation they ran out of the hotel to the central plaza where the man had seen Lorenzo. After some searching they found Lorenzo on the far side of the plaza where the dad of a family was holding Lorenzo. Then they came back to the hotel and told me what happened.
What a blessing that this man, who must have seen us earlier with Lorenzo, happened to be crossing the plaza at the same time that Enzo was out there wandering. The man arrived at the hotel, saw Jeremy and knew he was the father of the little boy. After some miscommunication and delay, he let Jeremy know where Lorenzo was. Jeremy said he would have never thought to look outside the hotel. And what a blessing that the family who found Lorenzo (at the end of the street they said) saying "Daddy, Daddy" were nice people who truly wanted to help Enzo find his parents. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father watches over our family.