The group arrived to our home base in Nosara, Costa Rica!! Everyone excited and getting a taste of costa rican culture with some beans and rice for dinner. We’ll keep updating you and post our first picture tomorrow as it is dark now.
pd: We are exciting to receive our last student tomorrow morning, Isabel!
These first few days of this trip have been amazing. After we landed, we all met up at a restaurant and talked to each other, becoming friends. When we got to the hotel, we received our roommates and slept. We woke up at around 7:30 and had breakfast. We were then orientated to the program. By the end of the second day we had a good knowledge of each other, and where we would be working. It is currently the third day at the time of this writing. We are all safe and happy and tired. We have been to the BEST ice cream spot, and we even got to go to the beach (for a good 10 seconds before we got rained out). Some have taken many pictures and while we regret to say that the monkey refuge will not allow us to take pictures of the baby monkeys ☹, rest assured they are adorable and I may have one stolen in my bag… not really but still.
-This was written by Brad V. and Rafael Gonzalez soooo love ya dad mom…. And all you others… kinda not sure how end this… Im just gonna stop here.
Hello families it has been some magnificent first 8 days. Every day we have been doing team building activities to get to know everyone and to have fun. We have also been going to a local school to write a play about how to be a Super Dueno “R”, in fact 3 of our students directed and wrote the play. On the day of the play we had a lot of activities and some information to let people know about castration day and how to be a Super owner “R”. We also had a day were we got to go on the only 2 oxes in Nosora, that same day we had a lesson on the typical dance in Costa Rica which was awesome. The next day we had a race volunteering were 2 of us participated. And after all this stress we finally had our first adventure day and it was amazing some of us got to go zip line riding, horseback riding, and surfing. These past days had just been great and can’t wait for whats next to come tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning.
Rachel and Carlos Diego
Hello world it is us,
We are writing to inform you of our travels these past weeks. Today was our last day volunteering at either Refuge for Wildlife, SIBU, or Safari Vet. Sorry to not keep you updated, we are currently BEING the change. Yesterday, we returned from our three-day adventure to Rio Celeste in which we lived in a huevo (also known as an egg). We swam in a blue lovely river and everyone had a blast. Hiking was so fun and we got to see some hanging bridges along the way. It is sad to think we will be home in just a few days but we know our parents are excited to see our bright and smiley faces. Kate got a massage so that’s cool. We hiked our butts off and the soreness has yet to pass. Today we ate pizza, Julia had 10 slices and Hailey had 5. But wait! The eating didn’t end there. While in Rio Celeste, we toured a sugar cane farm and ate to our hearts content. Everyone’s levels of sugar were at an all-time high! We started one morning with hot chocolate and milk straight from the cows that we got to milk. The beach is lifechanging, we heard surfing is awesome. Cleaning animal poop has become a routine in our daily lives. In case you didn’t hear, we castrated 65 dogs and cats and got tons of experience working alongside a vet! Thanks to our dedicated fans for tuning in!
Love you always -J/H (Hey Pam, Alyssa, Rob and Ralph!)