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)