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Zipline and Beach Weekend

These past few days have been very busy! I start school this coming monday so I'm trying to do everything I can. I went Ziplining through the Santa Elena Reserve (I think) in Monteverde, which was super cool! It was really neat to see the forest from above. It was very peaceful as well. It was only two of us on the tour plus the guides, so it was very quiet and you could hear lots of birds. The longest zipline was 2,500 feet! I would suggest it to anyone who visits Costa Rica.

Today, we went to four beaches on the Pacific coast. The water was surprisingly warm compared to, say, California beaches. They were very empty because it's the low season for tourists. It was a three hour car ride from Monteverde to Guanacaste but it isn't that many miles. We were even on the Pan-American highway for a while, which was neat to see.

The first beach we went to was La Playa Panama.

The second beach was La Playa Hermosa, which, as the name states, was the most beautiful of all of the beaches we visited.

The third beach was La Playa Coco, which was more of a walking beach than a swimming beach.

Finally, the last beach was La Playa Orocal. This beach was my favorite! It had black sand, like I've heard of the beaches in Hawaii, and lots of volcanic type rock which was fun to walk around on. You couldn't really swim at this beach because the waves were enormous and could be dangerous. 8103943612_c4f3e7cc1a.jpg

I am very anxious to get on a normal schedule again. I'm very excited to meet my new students and see the school as well! Here is the link to the rest of the pictures I didn't post. http://www.flickr.com/photos/88696713@N02/sets/72157631808613166

Posted by graceeppley 16:49 Archived in Costa Rica

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Love that you're having the time of your life!!! Enjoy every moment of it! It will pass by so quickly!!! :) Holding you close in our hearts, prayers and thoughts sweet one. Stay safe, and just allow God to make this one of the most memorable experiences of your life!!! Love to you! Lori and Glen

by Lori Schulte

Wow, Grace! Costa Rica is beautiful. You're going to have soooo much fun! Keep posting! LOVE YOU.

by Julia

Thanks you guys! I'm experiencing everything that I can in my time down here. I will accept the prayers :]

by graceeppley

Wow Grace! The beaches are beautiful!!!! Enjoy the experiences! I couldn't help but think of you rubbing your eyebrows off when you talked about all the down time :-)

by Laura Eibel

I'm sure you loved the volcanic beach because you didn't have to swim! I'm sure you're learning a lot about their culture and speaking Spanish. The pictures are beautiful! Love and miss you sister, post more soon!

by Hope Eppley

I did :P I love & miss you Hopie! Let's skype maybe next week or sometime soon?

by graceeppley

I made one! It's hopeeppley

by Hope Eppley

Ok I added you!

by graceeppley

When we went ziplining down at Almonds and Corals, our assistant kept asking me once he hooked me to the cable if I was ready. Whenever I'd say "No." His response was "Okay...Bye Bye!" Then he'd push me off the platform! He either didn't speak a lick of english, or he was trying to kill me! Ha Ha Have fun sweetie! Love all the pics and posts! Keep 'em coming!

by Lori Taylor-Schulte

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