We started the day by eating breakfast; pancakes and fruit while Javi (our local guide) taught us about local Costa Rican fruit. Then, we had our orientation meeting and got to know everyone. Emmy was the first to remember everyone’s names. Then we departed to the colonial town of Heredia. There, we did a scavenger hunt to learn about the history of Costa Rica and to explore the smallest providence in Costa Rica. Grace, Sammy, Arden, Emmy, and Hana won (Isabels team)! Later, Lexi, Grace, Anna, Sammy, Grayson, and Hannah went inside the cathedral to see the celebration of life, the others (Addie, Emmy, Arden, and Raina) made a dance to the happy orchestra music playing under the gazebo in the town square. Then, we went to the market and ate a delicious lunch of empanadas. After lunch, we went to the park and played soccer. After playing an intense game of soccer, we were craving ice cream and walked to a local ice cream shop. When we came back to the hotel, we played cards and an intense game of spoons. Then after a little down time, we ended the day with a yummy dinner where we were greeted by a llama in the entrance of the restaurant. On the way back, we screamed our hearts out to Taylor Swift. To end the night, we had an evening meeting to reflect on the day and then we headed to bed.
¡Pura Vida! – Raina, Arden, Grace and Lexi