First Day ever flying on a plane was May 13th 2011. We lifted off from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the beautiful land of Costa Rica
The landing was the scariest but after a couple hours of driving to the town of Heredia, we gathered together and ate lunch.
First Earthquake experience
This picture is exactly ten minutes before we experienced an Earthquake. First day and first Earthquake.
Our tour guide for the whole three weeks.
Waterfalls and Nature
We toured around the park and got to see beautiful waterfalls and exotic animals
We visited the Volcan Poas National Park and experienced an eruption.
After visiting the Poas Volcano we went to a souveigner shop where they sold coffee, mugs, jewelery and most importantly really inexpensive hammocks!
Seeing our School in Heredia for the First time
Met our host family on this same day.
First Day of four hour long spanish Classes
This is the only male we had on the group doing spanish work on the board. Our class rooms are at least three times smaller than the classroom we are sitting in now.
Mama ticas Dinner every night
Couldn't ask for a better dinner to come home to!
First School visit!
First visit to one of Heredia, Costa Rica's Elementary school
Second Visit to School
We taught a leaf lesson in english and also had them write letters in English as well
Mama Tica takes me dancing!
Mama Tica is the most popular person I know in Heredia. We couldn't walk one second without someone yelling her name.
Last day in Heredia/La Corpia Visit
La Corpia is a small poverish town near the border of Costa Rica. We wentto a small organization in La Corpio. We got to work with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation for the day, which was really interesting and heart touching.
Crocodile Lake tour
The Crocodile Lake was probably one of the coolest experiences to capture in Costa Rica. I got to see crocodiles up close and in large packs.
THE BEACH La Punteranas
The first and only beach experience in Costa Rica. Warm 85 degree water, nice waves, surfers galore.
We walked to our first day of class, about two miles. The scenary was so beautiful that it didn't matter.
We traveled up a 2 hour long skinny narrow road to reach the top of the mountain. When we arrived we were greeted with our family tico. This picture is of Maria Jose and Valentina my two hermana ticas.
Coffee trail and candy making
We went on a Coffee tour and at the end of the tour were able to make our own candy! Peanut butter, chocolate yum!
Soccer math with other CPI group/First Night Out
I was invited by another group at CPI to play soccer, it was a blast. After we refreshed ourselves.
Visit to Saint Elena Elementary School
I got dropped off by my Papa tica to school with my hermana ticas.
A nature walk through the forest of Costa Rica in the Morning and then Spanish classes for the rest of the day.
La Fortuna and the Hot Springs. The nicest hotel view I have ever had.