Trogon Lodge San Gerardo de Dota
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... up our strength after our hike back.
Several were going to the spa for massage, etc. but Win and I opted for horseback riding again and we were glad we did. Our guide was Rauel the grandson of the founder of this resort and it was fun talking to him after he took us two on a trail ride that went up and down the mountain. His grandfather founded the hotel in the '50's and ...
... to translate from the Spanish how artificial insemination is done to breed strong stock and keep the milk flowing. Then we all had a chance to try our hand at milking....the family boxer dog got to reap the reward of lapping up the milk we were able to glean.
We then went back to the pavilion for a lovely lunch and took off for the promised cooler weather. Had one stop on the way for banos and to look at more humming birds, including the Volcano humming ...
... hotels dinning room. We were amazed how many other guest had found their way to this hotel that had only one road in and one road out.
We were not able to connect to wi-fi reception as other guests were logged in. It appears that tonight will be to bed early as there isn't a TV in our room. The first hike tomorrow morning is a 6 am. We will not be on it! The next hike is at 8 am, which is going to be early ...
... then produced a delicious snack lunch for us, including her own totally organic, raw cheese. I don't know what the financial arrangement Exodus has with her, but she has had over 200 group visits which no doubt are a welcome addition to her income.After that it was time to return to San Jose (via a local store which Johnny said sold the highest grade locally produced coffee, so the case is well stocked!). Back to the Country Inn, this time a room with 4 beds ...
... walked up the track behind the hotel at botanists pace (!) and found all manner of goodies in the evergreen oak forest. This included our David Attenborough moment as all the others have been birds or mammal! So a beautiful yellow epiphytic orchid made it for us. We met the others coming up and promised to mark is for them, because of course going so fast they had missed it! BP would have been proud of my tracking skills as they went straight to it on their way ...