In February the spouse and I took a cruise through the Panama Canal. Along the way we stopped at various ports in Mexico,Costa Rica, and Columbia.
The spouse and I lived in Costa Rica for three months when we were in training for the Peace Corps. Our training center was a coffee farm outside of San Jose and our classrooms were converted chicken coops. We had enjoyed our time in Costa Rica and were looking forward to seeing what had changed in the thirty plus years since we were last there. We found the people just as friendly as we remembered and the country much more modern, but that might be because we were visiting tourist hot spots!
We went to a rain forest preserve to zip-line. We didn't see much wildlife, no monkeys in the trees, but we did see a kotimundi in the bushes. There were 18 people in our group from the ship and the spouse and I were probably the youngest participants. We rode a gondola to the top of the hill through the rain forest.
|That green and yellow thing is the gondola going down the mountain.|
At the top we rode a series of zip-lines down to the bottom. Here's the spouse ready to zip!
One of the members of our group cut her hand when she grabbed the cable. That backed up the line for awhile and it was HOT! I found a shady spot on the trail to sit out the wait.
And then I zipped to the bottom...
I actually have a short video of me on the zip-line, but Blogger isn't uploading it. Trust me...it was pretty cool!
...and this brings us to the end of the A to Z Challenge! This is the second year I have managed to finish the challenge. I will be back to my regular/irregular postings. Thanks for joining me as I worked my way through the alphabet and thanks to the A to Z organizers who created this opportunity. Let's do it again next April!