Before I tell you about today, let me tell you about this trip. While it certainly IS a missions trip, and we are doing many different service projects, it is ALSO the senior trip for the Lakeview Class of 2010. The senior trip part includes various adventures and "fun" activities.
Today was all about adventure.
Wednesday began with breakfast and blogging. These kids LOVE to find comments from you, so keep 'em coming!
Miss Emily wore her best Badger gear just for her "favorite" (uh-hem, who said that?) teacher!!! I'm sure when she bought this shirt a couple of years ago before she even knew me, it was reverse Deja Vu.
Evan tried to hide behind his shades AND his Nike bag. Didn't work - - - I caught a "glimpse" of him anyway.
Shortly after breakfast, it was time to follow our fearless guide wherever he may lead.
When he leads, we follow - - - - just like this. We have spent a lot of time just like this. A bus is becoming second nature to us - - - a home away from home.
As we travel along, we watch the scenery roll by. I will have a post dedicated entirely to scenery rolling by - - - but for now, notice THIS scenery. We see A LOT of the back sides of vehicles. In fact, we see them VERY up close and personal - - - as well as other parts of vehicles VERY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. New culture - - - new driving rules.
Our destination for adventure today was:
Fossil Land and five of its zip lines.
Before I go any further, let me just tell you - - - if you ever come to Costa Rica, you really need to go to Fossil Land. The folks there are absolutely the BEST. In less than five minutes they were our family.
Seriously - - - - write it down on your bucket list: GO TO FOSSIL LAND.
First we did the chicken dance with a chicken who was definitely NOT a fossil.
Then we got reacquainted with playground equipment - - - only this was not the ORDINARY way that children use playground equipment. Go to Fossil Land, see for yourself how its used there!
Then we started walking to the zip lines. This was the EASY part of the trail.
Oh trust me - - - this was the "for beginner baby walkers" part of the trail. I will show some of the difficult parts over at my other place if you care to see it. Let it just suffice here when I say, this trail is not for the timid of heart.
Our trail adventures were directed by "Tom Cruise" himself. This man can MOVE. I kid you not. He put an old fossil like me to shame. Jerolyn said, "Shoot, Mrs. Broyles, he even put an 18 year old like me to shame!!"
Tom would give directions and we would - - -
And Tom would give MORE directions and we would - - -
As you can see, Cassie is a tad bit incredulous over THESE directions.
One more bit of running, and we were off on the trail again. Now, I must confess here dear friends, I am using the term "we" loosely. What I REALLY mean is THEY - - - the kids were doing the running while the sponsors were doing the:
Supervising and the - - -
Sitting in the shade. Oh, TRUST ME, the sitting was very necessary, which you will see when you look over at my OTHER place.
And then, after all that running, trail hiking, and even some rope climbing - - -
They take to the sky - - -
And fly like an eagle.
Up, up and away.
There will be more posts, replete with pictures, about today.
But for tonight, I bid you a fond adieu with yet another gorgeous flora photo.