Sunday, March 28, 2010

Final Day

Yesterday afternoon we spent a luxurious two hours at the Eco Termales Fortuna, the hot spring site where we soaked and enjoyed strawberry and pineapple smoothies. After heading back to the eco lodge, we rested for a little while and then had a pasta dinner with various sauces. Then we brainstormed ideas for sustaining our relationship with the Linda Vista community. Pleasantly weary, we headed off to bed.

On Sunday morning, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of watermelon, pineapple, papaya and scrambled eggs and toast with homemade orange marmalade--the fuel we needed to swim below Catarata La Fortuna. This waterfall, tucked into the low hills of the volcano, was truly extraordinary.

After another almuerzo delicioso (arroz con pollo, frijoles, blackberry juice and tortilla chips), we geared up for ziplining through the rainforest canopies; our shortest line was 130 meters and the longest and highest was 980 meters, with a height of 100 meters! We looked fabulous in our helmets, pulleys and mucho carabiners.

For our final evening, we will dine on comida typical, followed by closing activities, which will include reflections on our 10 days in beautiful Costa Rica.

We board the bus at 7:15 tomorrow morning and head to the airport in San Jose, ready for a full day of travel. We hear that the weather is lovely---40 degrees and rainy. It will be a shame to leave the sunshine and 85 degree weather behind.

See you all soon.

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