Blog 8

Tonight, marks the conclusion of another adventurous day in La Fortuna. We woke early to eat breakfast before going ziplining. The group waited at the reception desk for the tour agency to arrive. After picking us up, we arrived at the zipline company. Here, we stowed our bags in lockers and geared up. Today’s gear consisted of a harness, carabiners, helmet, and gloves. After being given a safety lesson we took a wagon up the mountain. When we got to the end of the road we hopped out of the wagon and started walking up a small path to the first zipline platform. Going one by one, we all ziplined across an opening between the mountains. There were 12 total ziplines that we did and each one had amazing views of the mountains, valleys, rivers, and waterfalls of La Fortuna. It was a blast going ziplining and everyone finished with a smile on their faces. After the twelfth zipline, we took our gear off and rode horseback down the mountain. Once we got back to the building, we got our bags and drove to the hotel to change and shower up. We then drove into town to do laundry and eat lunch. I enjoyed steak and veggies for lunch. Afterwards we came back to the hotel to relax and do some work before going back to pick up our clothes. When our laundry was done, we headed back into town. On our way, we stopped at a local meat market to purchase a medley of meats for tonight’s cookout. With the meat purchased and our clothes picked up we drove back to our hotel to drop everything off. We had some time to kill before the cookout, so the group decided to go to a hot spring. While we were enjoying the hot waters and an evening drink, Dr. G was preparing for the cookout. After about an hour in the hot springs, we dried off and headed back to the hotel to get ready for the cookout. Dr. G was the grill master, and he did an impressive job. We enjoyed delicious pork, chicken, sausage, and steak with fresh avocado and salsa. It was an awesome dinner and afterwards we played billiards and had nice conversations. Overall, it was great to stay in for cookout instead of going out to eat. Cudos to the chef!

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