By the time you read this, you will all be wandering off to new adventures! Either at home, school, vacation, or with other communities.
Remember Territorio de Zaguates? All the dogs send their love!
You were the group that ignited the spark and built the path for all the projects at Territorio. How cool is that?
We began the mural by painting the logo on the front gate. It was a lot of work but it was totally worth it! We helped out by washing the dog’s areas, cages, and beds, dug trenches for the fence to be installed, and cleared the pile of heavy trash and recyclables to help clean the place up. These projects were continued by the following groups and I wish you could see the result, it’s awesome! The entrance is so vivid now, with beautiful paintings with dogs, nature, flower, plants, parrots, insects and sloths.
Hiking with all the dogs and the time we all spent giving them love will never be forgotten.
Also, remember learning how to cook empanadas, tasting some new fruit during Pepe’s fruit talk, learning spanish and some hip hop moves and a little Tae Kwan Do?
How about when we reached the waterfall at Bosque del Niño and the hot springs..the REAL hot springs! Hacienda Orosi was such a beautiful place with a breathtaking view and we were grateful to have made it there!
And who could forget the coffee tour with José and the dance class with Alex. 😉 We had fun learning about and tasting coffee and dancing salsa and bachata!
The drive to La Paz waterfall was definitely memorable as well. Cruising through the cloud forest was an experience and when we arrived we had a delicious buffet, walked through butterfly gardens and hiked to waterfalls!
Also, dinner in San Jose was a nice change from our typical rice and beans menu ☺
Movie nights with popcorn by the side were chill, relaxing and a nice way to wrap long days.
Our last day was a long one and was full of adventure. We zip lined over rivers, through the jungle and took an aerial tram to the top of the canopies!
TdZ and all of us thank you for giving your all to the program. The adventures we had and the time spent bonding with each other and the dogs will be cherished forever.
We wish you will continue to grow every day and that new perspectives will help you take initiative to positive impact your communities at home, and that is wherever in the world your home may be.
The adventure never ends and the best is yet to come!
-Samara, Kelly, and Pepe