3 Consecutive Days of Rain

T’is the season. Rainy season that is. It’s been a rainy week here in Fortuna, and although rain and a break from the heat has been needed, I wish we didn’t get it when Jess and Emily were here for their site visit! We still had a great time with them (it’s impossible to not have a great time when Baldi hot springs is included).

We did a lot of our favorite things that I mentioned in the other post. Some new favorites included:

The Arenal backpackers Hostel: http://arenalbackpackersresort.com/

It’s a self-proclaimed “5 start hostel”, it may be a little pricier than other hostels but so worth it for the pool, the ambiance and the AC!!!! We spent a cloudy day here making bracelets by the pool, yeah that happened. We are hoping that if we make enough bracelets we will get really good and be able to sell them to unsuspecting tourists for money. Just kidding, but the bracelet business probably pays more than we are making now…

Ancho’io Italian Restaurant

This is the perfect restaurant if you are in the mood for the OPPOSITE of typical Tico fare. I felt like we had somehow transported ourselves right out of the country. Brick ovens??? Ricotta Cheese?? $3 glasses of red wine?? Que. Rico.

Despite the weather, we had a great time, a ton of laughs and even managed to survive a few classes šŸ™‚ It wasn’t all hot tubs and pizza, oh no. These girls came on Monday to observe all of our classes for the day. There are definitely issues at our school, but I was proud to get to show them our students (definitely the best part). It’s our turn next.. we’ll be heading to Manuel Antonio very soon to experience the bilingual school there!

Speaking of kids being great, I am missing the greatest little sobrinita of all time… Halle! I can’t believe she is going to be one in EXACTLY two short months. Wow, time really flys!

I can’t wait to see her in December. She tried to trick us into thinking it’s December already by wearing those Santa Claus PJ’s, I almost (intentionally) fell for it and bought a ticket home!


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