More fun in Arenal
Trip Start Aug 01, 2007
20Trip End Oct 04, 2007
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We set out, just the three of us, across green pastures at the foot of the volcano. Felipe gave us some instructions at the beginning, and encouraged us along the way - his other job is as a riding instructor and he´s going to start doing animal-assisted therapy for kids soon.
After galloping across the fields, we headed up the hill along a narrow muddy trail until we got to a stream, which we crossed with the horses. That was a little bit exciting.
By the way, for almost the whole ride, Felipe was in the back and either Ido or I were leading, so we really had the feeling of doing it on our own
We had a nice chat with Felipe, and he also took some great pictures of us in the creek.
On the way back, we were more confident than on the way there, and we really had fun going fast across the pastures again. Ido, the natural cowboy that he is, even went to get Felipe´s horse for him after he wandered off when Felipe was taking some pictures of us on the horses.
All in all, the horseback riding trip was probably the most fun thing we´ve done so far.
Although now, three days later, we´re still feeling the pain in our legs!
The rest of the day we didn´t do much, just relaxed and played cards with some of the people at the hostel. They also helped us eat the food we cooked, which was way too much for just the two of us.
That night, we met with Ido´s cousin Yoshy and his wife Miriam, who just happened to be in Costa Rica on their honeymoon as well
The next day, we started off on our way to Tortuguero, early in the morning. But that´s a different story. .
Pics will be coming soon - as soon as we have a computer that likes our cameras.
Phoenix and Ido