We've had an amazing first two weeks! We have participated in three workshops, and have another one, along with a trip to Panama with the specialist set up for this coming week. The workshop is amazing...we have really enjoyed teaching it, and really feel the spirit as we do it. We feel like the manager and specialist really have things under control around here, but they are so busy, and it is nice to be able to help them have a little more time on their hands by taking over the teaching. The last few days have been wonderful adventures. On Friday we went on a day trip to a town called Zarcero that is up in the mountains, and has an amazing topiary park. We also went to the beach in Puntarenas, which is a tiny peninsula that is pretty much all beach. It was beautiful. We jumped in on a little game of beach soccer and Allie scored a goal! We were pretty excited about that. It has all been "pura vida" as they say around here. We are in love with the people (in general...no worries!) and with the country. Saturday was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky, which is really uncommon around here (turns out its the rainy season) and we went to the park near our house and went on a series of zip lines that are super high in the eucalyptus trees. It was amazing! We were practicing so we'll be ready when we go do it in the rain forrest. We are happy and healthy and have made lot of friends here already. Today we spoke at a fireside for young adults about self-sufficiency and the importance of getting an education. It was a great experince, and we were so glad to be able to do it. Last week we also got to do a bit of resource development at a bilingual job fair. It was pretty fun for me because I got two on-the-spot interviews. Too bad I wasn't actually looking for a job! We hope that you are all having great experiences, and to hear from you soon!
Sarah and Allison