The day began with an amazing walk to the church that we would be painting for the next few days. It was interesting how so many people in the community participated in the painting project. We all really enjoyed the experience to work with everybody.
I woke up and went to the church, which was fun. We painted for 30 minutes. Then I got bored. After we painted, we all got our swimsuits and went to the Eco Lodge. We ate some food then we went swimming. That was really fun. It was my first time because I forgot my swimsuit the first 2 times. There was a swing and it was so fun. After that we went to eat some plants and that was fun and special, so overall it was pretty fun day.
This is Kaya. We woke up and had the best breakfast! We had fried tortillas and bread with jam. It was so yummy! We walked to the church with our family and when we got to the church all the Boulder kids practiced doing an interview with Daniel, the farmer from earlier in the week. Then we went to paint the curch. The families also had a choice to help. We started with painting the blue inside and painted it yellow, then we went to the outside and painted it a sort of ugly brown. After that, we dropped off the families that helped and rode off to the Eco-Lodge. We had a great spaghetti lunch and went to the natural swimming pool in the river. It was really fun because we got to swing into the water from a swing hanging off the branch. We then went off to an ethnobotany tour. We started the tour by looking at a really cool plant that curled when you touched it. Then we went to a place and sat down while he showed us different plants. One of them got rid of headaches. Another one made your mouth numb and tingly. Ryan was laughing at our reaction so we made him eat a whole leaf. In the end he brought out homemade ice cream. It was banana and vanilla. It was so good! We got on the bus next and headed home. Today was a super fun day and it was a great adventure.
Happy birthday! Thank you so much for everything you do for me. You not only take care of me but you also teach me so much every single day. I love you so much and thank you for being the best mom in the world. I hope you have a great birthday! Hi Dad.
Happy early birthday, hope you are having a great time back home! I’m having a finnnnne time here in Costa Rica, Love you. Dad.