The mountain is a national park, so the only thing you will find there is peace and quite, nature and breathtaking sights, and a few restaurants! If you have a SUV you can go up yourself or you can ride a jeep that takes you up. You get to see Caracas when you first start going up and the views are really amazing.
We often get so caught up in living that we forget to live! I live in a very chaotic city, and I when I say chaotic I don´t mean ¨NYC chaotic, I mean really bad chaos in its truest definition... We are going through the most difficult political, economical and social situation in the history of Venezuela. Our president is as incompetent as they get, and his politics are turning him quickly into a dictator. We have what you could call a war economy where even though most products can be found, it may take multiple trips to various stores and the frustration of standing in long lines to get them. Rumors tend to dominate street and family conversations. And the worst part is that as of now Venezuela is ranked one of the most dangerous cities in the world, forcing us to stay a lot inside. This in a very very small summary.
But.... life goes on, and still Venezuela is a stunningly beautiful country, and we tend to be positive people, and life will not wait for things to get better. We have families to tend to, and happy childhoods to give to our children, and marriages to follow through. We cannot stand still and just sob over things we cannot control. Challenges make us stronger, make us grow... make us tough. We cannot control everything, but we can decide how we live.
Friday was one of our friends birthday and we were invited to go to El Avila for lunch. El Avila is the mountain that surrounds Caracas and which you have often seen in my posts.
Once you get to the top of the mountain, this is the view you have! It is absolutely perfect, breathtaking... you leave Caracas on one side and when you start going down you can see the sea, our beautiful and so rewarding Caribbean sea! And right there, at that perfect spot, is this little perfect restaurant that makes you feel as if you were having lunch on a cloud!
We rarely break away without the girls in tow, but once in a while is so necessary! We are usually able to reconnect and grow our marriage and family at the same time... but when you take a break once in a while, you do remember that time for yourself and with your husband is also needed to be a great family and a good mom... And being able to see this sunset with your love is so worth the time!
And see... just posting this pictures and seeing this sunset again made me forget the chaos that I started talking about... and finished feeling blessed, and happy, and hopeful and in love!
Have a great week you guys!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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