Hotel Casa Romantica
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... is difficult to put into words. Gratitude, respect, blessed, grateful, humble, love, don't even begin to describe this journey. It had nothing to do about us; we provided labor. We have every faith this family will now make this house a home.
We are also most grateful to our Habitat friends. Woody our translator, comedian, guide and who is wise beyond his years and NO body is the boss of ...
... and a home with better living conditions foe all of them. This adventure was realized through the partnership of Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial.
We worked side by side with our partner family and construction crew and worked through some rain and accomplished much more than any of us ever imagine. It was an awesome day of hard happy work.
We began by digging what ended up to be 29 holes, ...
... baked Volcano crisps.) We got back to the villa ahead of the sunset. The trees blocked our view somewhat, but it was still a great site with the quarter moon shining brightly next to the Pole Star. It was 9pm before we went out for dinner. We went to a local bar that the family had been to before. It's been recommended on TripAdvisor, but tonight they were less than helpful. It serves food and drink until 10pm, but they said they had run out of vegetables ...
... until we took a wrong turning! We ended up in an area with very steep hills and deep holes in the road. Terrible, but we couldn't turn round and had to keep going. At that point we discovered our handbrake wasn't working well either, which is quite critical when attempting hill starts!!? At one point, Jellard had to push Jan (in his car!) up the hill. Fortunately, we met two local ...
... tried to clear some of the rock and ash for local communities, damming the river in the process to create Lake Arenal which is now used for hydro electricity.
Up until 2 years ago the lava flows down the side were daily. "It is still very active underneath" said our guide. "before the pressure was released often through eruptions, but now it is just building. I think this makes it more dangerous and not the best place for a dam... I don't ...