Saturday, March 24, 2007

Catching up a bit

Posted by: The Senior Class

Hello all!
What an exciting two days these have been!!! Yesterday we made our way up over the nearby mountains to the town of Fortuna, so named because when the volcano erupted 40 years ago it wasn´t wiped out. Yes, volcano Arenal was amazing!!! It was pretty cool because we got to see the volcano without any cloud coverage as we were driving to our hotel and there´s only like a 5% chance that there is no clouds covering it...(Andrew says hi to stef and fam) After arriving to our hotel, we had lunch and then some down time where some of us went for a dip in the amazing pool! Then it was off to our hike. Wow was it intense! Stairmaster is an understatement but the killer stairs paid off when we reached the extraordinary waterfall! While some (andrew and matt) fishing, the others were taking a swim in the almost below zero temperature water!!! Then we had to drag our way back up the stairs, which was even more intense!!!! Off to the hot springs---how relaxing it was to sip on beverages under a flow of hot water heated by magma. (Sarah says hi) By dinner, we were wiped out. I (karina) fell asleep and missed desert! it was terrible!
Today we woke up early jumped on horses! Some of us were terrified, but other than brittany taking a dive and a few horse kicks here and there, we survived!!!! Then came the zip lining...We had a few criers (3) but other than the seemingly unsturdy platforms made of chicken wires, it was extreme!!!!! After severe thigh pains, we headed to lunch where bruce joined a native playing the xylophone as we munched on our tasty lunch. After lunch, Andrew was robbed of his gatorade by a native homeless grandmother roaming the streets! (karina says hi to jason and her mommy) Then we hopped on the bus for a grueling circular uphill, down hill path back to san jose. The dramamine came in handy! Finally, we arrived exhausted and grimmy and ran to the showers! And now here we are after dinner and devotions getting ready for an intense round of card games in Ms. Fish´s room!
We will keep ya posted, thanks so much for the prayers and thoughts!
we miss ya!
(Isa says hi to everyone-yes including you zach! nemo says hi to dori <3)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like you guys are having fun! miss you dusty and aaron!

3/25/2007 12:36 AM  
Blogger hildamari said...

Hi, we are happy because you are having fun days. God is with you.
Isa we love you and we miss you, be a good translator please.


Hildamari y Ramon
Caracas Venezuela

pd sorry for my english

3/25/2007 1:29 AM  
Blogger Becky Harford said...

Hi Kellie!
We got Jeremy moved into his apartment and we went to Sonny's for dinner. Everyone says hello and it sounds like you are all having a great time. Hope you are getting some great pictures. "If it's not in the scrapbook, it didn't happen!" Stay well (ha, ha) and have a wonderful time. We are praying that God keeps you safe and opens your eyes to the many things he has in store for you. We will see you Wednesday.

Love, Mom, Dad and Jeremy

3/25/2007 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Britt!

It was great speaking with you today. It sounds like you guys are having a great time. Thank God your "dive" was not serious and you are ok.

Rocco and I miss you very much...he keeps walking around the house looking for you.

I did the 5k Merrill Lynch run this morning...ok I walked. Everyone missed you there and can't wait to hear about your trip.

Grandma and Auntie Jean send their love and say they are very proud of you. You know I am as well!!

May you grow closer to God as you share his love with others.

I love you,


3/25/2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great report! You make me feel as if I am there. Remember to use this time to allow God to do what He so desires. You are in our prayers!

3/25/2007 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Aaron!
I miss you (well, about as much as I always do from here!) and I'm glad to hear you guys are having so much fun! I'm thinking about and praying for you.

Desi- bring me something pink! j/k ;) I miss you sweetie!

3/25/2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Danny said...


It's nice to know you are doing ok over there, i've heard that passages and outdoors are beautyfull over there take a lot of pictures, learn a lot and of course enjoy!

Negra, missing you a lot, can't wait until you arrive here on Friday

3/25/2007 7:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

XTREME ziplining!

3/25/2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

heyy seniors!!! It sounds like you guys are having a BLAST! keep it up! Praying for you guys!


p.s. tell the mexican that beast misses him (and to look at his e-mail) !

3/25/2007 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desi - It sounds like you all are having a blast. Make sure you take lots of pic. I look forward to your blogs. God's creativity there is amazing - enjoy. I miss you lots and continue to pray for all the groups. It is very quiet here. Love, MOM and the girls

3/26/2007 6:12 AM  
Blogger hildamari said...

Hye guys send pictures please.

3/26/2007 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that you will remember what God is showing you there, once you arrive back here in the States. May your hearts be focused on Christ as the center of all that you do there in CR. Let all of the fun, beauty,and excitement rotate around Jesus and what He wants to say to you during this time. May you have eyes to see Him and ears to hear Him as He moves and whispers to you.

To my ecologists/environmentalists-what are some of the more interesting creatures in CR? Do they have panthers,jaguars, bears, or crocs? What about big snakes? Andrew-any fish biting?

3/26/2007 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Te extraniamos! Esperamos estes disfrutando Costa Rica y apoyando a tus companieros y profesores al traducir. Que el Senior te bendiga y haga resplandecer sobre ti su rostro!

3/26/2007 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dust,
We all miss you! We are praying for you. It sounds like you are having the time of your life .Holly was so depressed the first couple of days after you left . She saw the suitcases and she could not figure out where you went.Have fun and try not to drown tommorow.
Love ya,

3/26/2007 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi everyone
dez here just wanted to let u all know we are alive and sunburned!! the inet connection has been bad but the weather has been amazing. the trip has flown by and tomm we actually get to sleep in. can´t wait to see you guys tomm and don´t forget to bring your puppys
thanks for the prayers and comments
love you all

3/28/2007 1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i miss you guys so much! come home safely! miss you aaron, dustin, and kevin! see you guys soon!

3/28/2007 8:23 PM  

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