Preparing for Our Return Home
Trip Start Apr 19, 2007
9Trip End Nov 02, 2007
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Some of our most memorable experiences this trip have been the people we have met. Since we moved in we have not spent more than a week alone. We have had guests every week, most that we did not know.Some people stayed for a week, others just for a day, and we had one couple stay for 7 weeks. We've had people from all over the world come and stay with us too. Japan, Austria, California, Oregon, New York and Florida. Thats just in our house. There have also been visitors from Switzerland, France,and Portugal that we had the pleasure to meet
The studies that we have been able to be apart of are so wonderful. Its a breath of fresh air because in the states it is so difficult just to cultivate 1 study. Here they ask you for the study and then they ask where the Kingdom hall is. They also put up with our bad spanish. I had one study that the first study we had I was accompanied by a sister from Switzerland who spoke perfect Spanish (her parents live in Spain) So whenever I asked the question from the Bible Teach book my study would look at her and answer the question. I just wanted to die! But she is still studying with me and she pretty much understands what I say to her, and I can pretty much understand what she says to me. Some studies are a bit more challenging. Mo has a study who has drinking problems, his father is on his death bed, and he can't read well. So most of the study is encouraging him with Bible scriptures
Costa Rica is so full of life in the vegetation, the people and the weather! It looks like a small country but because of the mountains and roads it takes a long time to get anywhere. So this trip we haven't seen nearly as much as Costa Rica has to offer. We were able to make our way to Manuel Antonio beach which is on the Pacific side. I have been determined since I came here last September to see monkeys. Of course I didn't see monkeys last September and if it weren't for Manuel Antonio I wouldn't have seen them this time either. It took us 4 hours by bus to get to Manuel Antonio even though it was only 40 miles away. We were so glad to get off that bus by the end of the trip. Nearing Quepos and Manuel Antonio the bus was overloaded with workers who did not smell so great. Our stomachs ached from the bumpy road that we had to endure for hours and were just plain sweaty and tired. So seeing our friend Jun's smiling face when we got off was like seeing an angel. We had made this trip with Seth and our new friends from Austria, Daniel and Lisa. We had great fun swimming in the ocean, seeing LOTS of monkeys, and touring the jungle of Manuel Antonio. It is a beautiful beach. Though it has become over run with tourists and Gringo's the natural beauty is still there.
Now Mo and I are preparing to come home. We come back October 4th to Seattle and look forward to seeing all of our friends and family there. We would love for everyone to come down to visit Costa Rica with us the next trip down. So if you would like to experience Costa Rica just e-mail us. We would love to have you. We love all of you and hope to see you soon.