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... what would I do if this were the amazing race?
Not recognizing anything around us, I fear we aren't even half way back. We've been walking the bikes up the hill, and I would sit and coast down the hill. I had put the seat all the way down so I could use my feet to push it along like a scooter. Not as easy to control one handed.
The heat on the beach was like being in an slow cooker...but there was a
breeze. The heat of the road was like being in ...
Today started with another example of “Tico time” aka “we will pick you up at 7:30am”really means “we will leave at some point before noon so enjoy your coffee.” Once things finally did get rolling we took an outstandingly beautiful drive toward the Miravalles Volcano. Our first stop was Siempre Verde, and agroegological model farm that is also doing agrotourism. Basically it is a tropical ...
... zipline, and it was just nonstop from there… no hanging about, almost a pun, after ziplining one line, we landed on the platform, lifted up to get unhooked, and then straight off the same platform onto the next one. Such a buzz!
There were 9 ziplines and they were all so fast and so much fun gliding through the rainforest, you barely had time to take it all in and appreciate the surroundings, as we were having so much ...
It's good as a teacher to be reminded occasionally of what it feels like to struggle. I can't truly imagine what it feels like for kids who truly struggle in school - where it doesn't matter how hard they try - the numbers or letters just never fall into line - nothing adds up. Fortunately, I have surfing to clarify this sense of futile struggle for me. Yesterday, our second surfing lesson, the instructor (who was excellent) had essentially sent the rest of the family off to ...
... soft. I am hoping to make it to the next town tomorrow. I am unsure of how stable the plans i made prior to coming here are. Have to make some calls and see how everything works out. But in the meantime i am staying positive and enjoying every minute I am here.
Miss friends and family back home so much! Sending lots of love and good vibes to everyone!