A couple of the adults went with Daniel this morning and got to see Howler Monkeys. It rained through much of the night and evidently there was an earthquake near San Jose last night. After only a 10 minute drive this morning, we were at the Tirimbina Rain Forest.
During our couple hours in Tirimbina, we saw some beetles, a number of frogs, a couple Toucans, some other exotic birds, a scorpion’s discarded exoskeleton, a colony of Bullet Ants, and a Pit Viper!! We also heard some Howler Monkeys, but we didn’t see them.
For lunch in La Fortuna, we were given three options: 1) Typical plate (plantains, rice and beans) with Chicken or Fish; 2) Rice mixed with shrimp; 3) Fish Filet. We also got to walk around briefly and check out the town before heading to our afternoon zip-line. The zip-lining was, of course, a highlight for the CRA students! Our friends from Corvallis saw three Howler Monkeys on the tour, but we did not see them.
Tonight we will eat dinner at 6:45 and have the evening to enjoy the 10 natural hot pools… the hottest is at the top of the hill, with cooler temps coming in each successive pool as one works there way down. Mr. Elder will ask a question about today at dinner and post the responses (hopefully) later this evening or tomorrow morning before we head for the Waterfall Hike and Swim!
La pregunta del Día: Provide five words… adjectives or feelings… to describe yesterday’s activities:
Beatrice: fear excitement nervousness adrenaline contentment
Nick: exciting exhilarating stunning adventurous fabulous
Riley: scared chill adventurous beautiful exciting
Wyatt: fabulous adventurous exhilarating zip-lining extrodinaire
Lucas: delicious amazing exciting stunning awesome
Bradley: amazing beautiful fearful wet astonishing
Trinity: amazed nervous spooked ecstatic crazy
Kate: loud crazy supercalifragilisticexpialodocious insane upside-down