Friday, January 5, 2007

Volcanos and Pipas Frijoles

We left Puerto Viejo quite ready to leave. It was a lot of fun, we did some ziplines and flew from platform to platform high up in the canopy, but the week had been tiring; we were ready for a change. We went to Pan Pay, a lively bar, for new years eve and hit the sack shortly after 12:00. A 5:30am wakeup call the next morning and we hit up an amazing 30km white-water rafting tour through the rainforest.

Later that day we arrived in La Fortuna. It sported this beautiful active volcano, however it was often too cloudy to see it. We stayed in Hotel Monte Royal and received a ton of help from Fransisco, the owner, and Paola, his incredibly attractive daughter. We hit up Baldi Hot Springs which was complete with waterfalls, 20 different temperature pools, and swim-up bars. Despite the volcano and lava-warmed water, we decided to leave La Fortuna a day early. The food was less than amazing, not to mention nick getting served Keiser, a non-alcoholic beer, so we hopped on a bus and toured through the mountains to San Ramon to visit our friends the Panzers.
So here I am, it´s January 5th and my family will be heading to the airport to fly home in less than an hour. I still haven´t heard from Habitat as to my exact start data but hopefully it´s soon. Until then I´ll be hanging with the Panzers and helping them build a massive stone retaining wall around their new property with a gorgeous mountain view.
Oh ya, I finally saw some wild monkeys! My vacation is complete...


Shannon said...

Hey Benner, looks like you're doing quite well. The pics are amazing GO TEAM SKINNY!
I miss you very much and can't wait to see you. Good luck on all your adventures, i think about you lots, you are amazing!


Willy said...

BEEEEENN!!! yo, i can't beleive this is the first time i've visited your blog. Looks like you guys are having a crazy time.

ps i love your balls ben - from isaac