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BLOG POST FOR AUGUST 12 & 13
This morning we all were early to breakfast and started the day off really smooth!
We did some community service by preparing a sign for the turtle hatchery per their needs and used some awesome teamwork to start creating an inspiring informative sign to block the lights from the parking lot. Why? So the turtles don’t get confused by the artificial light and attempt to head inland instead of out to sea. Super important! It also helps to educate the public about these important issues.
The rain hindered our beach plan a bit, but we had an amazing pool party in the rain instead and we were able to listen to a culture talk by a lady named Sylvia who taught us a lot about her way of living here in Costa Rica.
We finished off the day with a 10/10 mind-melting sunset and some awesome dinner!
We all got covid tested and all tested negative (which is so awesome). And then we learned more about how the turtles come to the beaches to lay eggs and the struggles that occur with the process.
BLOG POST FOR AUGUST 16
We started off the day today bright and early for breakfast at 6:15 AM. We then headed out the door at 6:45 to go on our great adventures!
On the way, we stopped at a mini supermarket to get some foreign snacks. We then arrived at the zip lining adventure and got all geared up. The zip lining was magical! We swung and climbed through the great canyons of beautiful Costa Rica.
Zip lining highlight: going upside down.
Before lunch, we decided to go on a hike to a river nearby. We swam and explored all the way up the river.
River highlight: nature made chairs. We got to eat from a buffet for lunch, and got rice pudding and coconut cake for dessert.
To swim in a waterfall, we took another hike. The water was turquoise blue and we got to cliff jump past the falls.
Waterfall highlight: scenery.
It was now time to go tubing. We were all a bit nervous, but after getting geared up, we started to descend down the river. There were some fast rapids and also some slow parts, but overall was very funny to hear everyone screaming and laughing.
We then headed home, but stopped at a cafe for hot chocolate and pastries. After a long drive home, we ate dinner and finished the night off by watching a movie. What a great day!