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I can’t figure out how to get the text above this picture so I’m going to start here. I’m a professional. We took a program trip to Arenal. Here we are eating breakfast on the way. Looks like I said something funny just before the picture based on Taylor’s reaction.

We stopped in a park and walked around for a bit. I can’t remember why but we decided to see how many people we could get into this tree. Quite a few as it turned out. Of course, we didn’t just say “hey we got a lot of people into this tree” and then get down.

We continued to add people until we found ourselves in this situation. Taylor is one arm-hold away from falling on Savannah and Shannon (which Shannon seems to find hilarious), Sarah is desperately trying to save Tracy, who is literally only touching the tree with her left foot, and I’m just laughing and trying not to fall down like an idiot.

This is what you get when you combine an awesome thermal pool with an underwater camera. You’re welcome.

I seriously made the group take so many of these pictures. Also, since my eyes are closed, I didn’t realize that I was the only one actually sitting on the floor of the pool. I rescind my thumbs up. Unfortunately I can’t find the video of us army crawling along the bottom of the pool. It was one of those ideas that works better in theory than in practice.

I don’t have very many pictures of our zip-lining experience in Arenal. But here’s our group shot. There are a number of things that I would like you to notice. First, it’s worth noting that this was not one of the “goofy” pictures. We were supposed to be serious. You can tell because the seven people on the left side are smiling nicely at the camera. Starting in the middle we run into some problems. Jessica is trying to tackle Tracy, Mara has decided that the tackling is more interesting than the picture, Kelsey and Kamille have a weird little situation going on, and Taylor, Sarah, Amanda, and I are making a concerted effort to all stare at the same non-existant camera in the distance. If you crop out one side of this photo you could make a holiday card and if you crop out the other side you’re left with pure awesomeness.

There are times in life where you find yourself with long fake hair, a hat and a kilt. You can stop, reflect, and try to figure out what happened to you or you can just go with it.

And you may as well enjoy the hair while you have it.

Here’s a more normal picture where everyone is behaving themselves.

To end this post I would like to show this rainbow. This is not my last blog post since I will be doing one about Chirripo and leaving Costa Rica. That being said, on the day of this rainbow I was kind of sad about leaving and this picked me up a little bit. It is hands down the most beautiful rainbow I’ve seen in person. If If I hadn’t taken this photo I would think that it’s fake.


Pura Vida





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