Last night we blogged before a turtle search on the beach..... and...... SCORE! We found one right away. (Credit to Maia). The experience was amazing and we got to pet the turtle and Isaac even managed to sneak in a thoughtful squat pic. While heading back to the water, among a sea of paparazzi, Carter was able to make the closest connection with the turtle. Besides the turtle, there were tons of funny little crabs running around the beach. Corey was the skillful crab magnet.
This morning a new trend was started... spoonfuls of peanut butter and off-brand fruit loops were incorporated into the traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Freddie, our guide, then lead us off into the woods. The dry forest was very different from the tropics and Freddie told us all he knew about the species we encountered. Pranav, despite an ant sting to the eye, soldiered through the two hour trek.
One of the most interesting (and only) creatures that we saw were the venomous snakes that we were warned of. Don't worry, no one was bit. But in a moment of peril, Nathan had a close call. Thank goodness for rubber boots :) !
At the beach, we boogie boarded the waves, cheered on crab fights, took a nice long nap (Griffin), and ate a delicious barbeque dinner which Charley promptly documented (as he has been doing this entire trip!). A few highlights-- In the crazy waves, Mason was the hero of the day saving the unsuspecting and oblivious Emma and Mari moments away from a disastrous impact. Nick also played a part in breaking the falls of many tumbling people headed for the shore, specifically in the video below.
To pass the time and to get in touch with their inner-fish Emma and Teresa transformed into Ariel and Ursula, with the help of the astounding sculptors, Abby and Mari ( : Alex was almost forgotten as he swam in the waves after everyone else had gotten out also getting in touch with his inner-fish.
To finish the night, we stargazed on the shore, listening to the waves, and absorbing our last moments of Costa Rica.
Parents-- we thank you for supporting us in this opportunity. It was truly a life changing experience. We can't wait to tell you all about it tomorrow!
With that being said, we are all craving pizza and would greatly appreciate one last hurrah together. (hint hint ;) )
Por el final, adios Costa Rica!
Teresa ( :, Mari (-:, Emma B) (Sunglasses because I am sunburned... :( )