Hotel Casa Antigua
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... our help and gave each of us a pen and a ladybug wrapped chocolate that says "God Bless You" on it. They were so very cute! We got a photo with all of the staff, which made us happy too. Our patient activities today at Manos included a group therapy session with the pediatrics residents. The students started with a marching band activity, bringing out all the noise-making toys and marching the kids around in a circle. They had a lot of ...
... either. Every seat (1 1/2 times the size of seats in Coach) had its own tv equipped with DirectTV. Dinner was our choice of beef medallions & shrimp or salmon and our choice of wine, including a nice Malbec. Sorry, still no vegan fare for Drew. He had to settle with the complimentary warm cocktail nuts everyone was served as an appetizer. Dessert was apple pie; Jill was treated to 2 slices. We were in Heaven.
And yes, poor Andrew was stuck ...
... monkeys just added to the atmosphere. When we reached the 30 metre Tarzan swing, even though I felt like my stomach was going to fall out, I decided to go for it. The first couple of seconds were the scariest, as with no tension in the line it just felt like falling, but once taut the line swung high and wide which was thoroughly nerve racking and exhilerating in equal measure. By now we were all feeling quite tired and the walks between lines seemed to ...
... down, backwards on a zipline. Of course I know what the hell I'm doing; "Coooooweeeeee, let's do it again".
After a steep climb to the finishing point (what goes down, must come up in this part of the world), a jungle shower, cold beer and food await. After excitedly sharing stories and showing off our new injuries, we're back on the ute in the rain and heading home.
What a day! With some memories to last a lifetime, some new bruises and a rope burn, ...
... and bruises, but I shudder to think how much worse it could have been both for my leg, and for Ivy, who was in a baby carrier on my back--her head was only inches from hitting the neighboring car.
Sadly, we only have a few days left in this beautiful region, although we do plan on returning to the nearby Monteverde Cloud Forest later in our trip.
Click here to see a video of a roadside encounter with a coati.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking