WE'RE BACK!!! You have no idea how nice it is to be able to say that! Their are many things about America that we are coming to have an appreciation for and internet is at the top of that list. During November we stayed at a beautiful home on the side of a mountain in rural southern Costa Rica. It's been incredible! There were only two downsides. First and foremost, no internet. We've discovered that the internet here is spotty and even when you do get connected speeds are about 1/3 to 1/4 of what we enjoy in the US. Second, it was the rainy season and we were told that you could most likely make do without four wheel drive. We found this not to be the case, but more on that adventure later. First we catch up a little.
November 1, 2015 Tessa's journal entry:
"Today we went to church and I only counted 136 people in the room. I felt confused because everyone was speaking Spanish. Next we went to the car and went on the LONG 3 hour drive. I LOVED our new house, it is epic!"
|The beautiful grounds at Hotel la Rosa de America where we spent|
our first week in Costa Rica.
|The first morning we were awed to find a couple|
of toucans in the tree just outside our new place.
|All the kids climbed on top of the van for a bird's |
eye view, or for a better view of the birds. ;)
|Not a bad place, or dress code, for school. We sure wish that|
meant they didn't complain!
|The view off the big open porch where we spent most of our time.|
That shiny thing in the distance is the Pacific Ocean.
Our new neighbor, Alex, knocked down some pipas (coconuts) for us to try. Tessa loved the water inside.
"Today was jinxed! I got up, made myself an egg sandwich, and that was about all the good I got. A friend of ours showed us how the Costa Ricans schuck coconuts. I wanted to try so I took my pocket knife and tried to shuck it. There was only one problem with this, I used a knife, they use a machete! About halfway through I accidentally put a deep cut in my finger. It hurt!
"We couldn't go to the ocean then because of the salt water, so we decided to go to a waterfall. There was a pool of water under a rope swing. It was a huge swing! Since I was too afraid to do it I got the rope. When I did a giant hornet the size of two normal ones put together stung me. Again it hurt!"
|King Hermit Crab!|