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March 30, 2007

Costa Rica

Monteverde
After a very long and VERY bumpy bus ride we arrived in Monteverde (Green Mountain). Monteverde it a nature reserve in the Cloud Forest. Once we settled into our rooms we attempted to spend our afternoon by the pool; however, the weather had other plans - it started raining on us. So, we retreated back to our room. We all read and slept until it was time for dinner. We ate at a really nice and delicious Italian restaurant. We all called it a night after dinner because the next morning we had to be up at 6:30 am!

The next day at Monteverde was spent horseback riding and zip-lining. The horseback riding was so much fun, and we didn’t get wet this time. We rode around the mountain and in the forest. They even let us gallop. My horse, Pico, was a little moody though and didn't like to run.
After horseback ridding we ate a quick lunch and headed zip-lining through the Cloud Forest. I felt like Tarzan. We flew through the trees on 11 zip-lines and over the trees on one the highest zip-lines in the world (660ft high!). It was amazing (and a little scary)!! From the highest zip-line I could see the Pacific Ocean, which was a 5 hour drive away!

The next day we headed to our final destination, Ocotal!

Posted by kmquinn at March 30, 2007 04:15 PM