Saturday, March 27, 2010

La Fortuna!

Yesterday, we finished our service project in Linda Vista with a celebration of bingo and barbeque. There were some tears on both sides and exchanges of addresses and the hope to stay in touch. The bathrooms are nearly complete. We painted and primed and cleaned up the work site. By the time we left, the toilets were in and the doors were on.

We got up bright and early this morning and boarded a bus to La Fortuna, the town at the base of the most active volcano in all of Costa Rica, Arenal. We are staying at the Catarata Eco Lodge, and all were delighted to discover that there was a swimming pool. So, as soon as we dropped our bags in our room, we headed for the pool.

We just finished lunch at La Parada in downtown La Fortuna. The food was delicious and hefty. Some students ordered the Super Hamburguesas and almost finished them! We will spend the next hour souvenir shopping, and then we will meet up and head to the hot springs for a soak.

On the agenda for tomorrow, we will rise early, go and visit the waterfalls and then spend the afternoon zip lining from platform to platform in the rainforest canopy. It is hard to believe that we are on our last two days and will be leaving on Monday. The trip has been rewarding, exciting and filled with good life lessons.

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