Monday, December 31, 2018

The Final Adventure of 2018

As 2018 closes, I look back and have to say that I had some amazing trips this past year.  On the top of the list, was Canada and Costa Rica.  I just got lucky that my son, Daniel, wanted his mom along on his company trip to CR!  This past month has been challenging.  I have had a two viral infections and a bacterial infection.  I believe that I am now well.  Good grief!  But, I still enjoyed CR immensely, even though I was a little tired out.  

Just a brief intro to the video that I am posting.  Around 35 of us from Solcius, a solar company, went down on a service trip/adventure which they put on every year in a different part of the world.  Solcius "Brings the light" trip involves giving out solar lanterns to needy families.  We met these sweet people at the community center with household goods and food items too.  It was a lot of help to these good people.

We had a couple of days where we helped the community around Quepos and a couple of days of activities.  I said that I was too old for ziplining.  Well, I did it!  And I'm glad that I did.  Not everyday do you get to act like Tarzan and swing through a rainforest.  We also had snorkeling, beach time and touring the Manuel Antonio Natl. Park.  All I can say is that it wouldn't have been the same trip without the service days.  It was humbling to help these beautiful people of Costa Rica who were so appreciative.  The people there are sweet and treat tourists amazingly.  The food was top notch.  Mostly steak and seafood  for dinner and lots of beautiful local grown fruit.  Costa Rica exports bananas and pineapple to the world.  I loved having it for breakfast every day!  I felt so spoiled while there.  We take so much for granted.  

Maybe I won't get to feed sloths next time, but I am sure that there will be something to do or something new to see!  Our service day at the Kids Saving The Rainforest, was truly an experience to remember.  Our large group cleaned up this sanctuary for sick and hurt birds and animals for more than half a day.  In that time, we got as much done as they had done in 3 mos.  They were so grateful to have us there.  I loved this beautiful part of the world so much.  No fishing this time around as it was really pricey and supposedly slow... Sooo... I brought home Christmas money.  =)

Enjoy the vid and see why I had a hard time saying goodbye!