Howl Hits the Beach!

Published: June 11th 2013
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We had an amazing weekend at the central Pacific coast enjoying a well-deserved break from classes and daily life in the Central Valley. The hotel (called Mimos) was very tropical and our first stop on Friday afternoon was the pool! Saturday morning was our highlighted time at Manuel Antonio National Park, but this entry of the blog is only going to tease you a little bit about that. There will be a blog entry written by a student focusing on the wildlife that we saw in the park and even at the hotel, so the entry you are reading now will not contain our wildlife pictures. But we did get some GREAT ones -- tease, tease -- so keep checking the blog for that upcoming entry. Of course, Howl, our own Red Wolf, is not indigenous to Costa Rica, so he will be included in this entry.

In the park, we had time for swimming and playing in the waves and also for hiking. Dr. O. had an exciting few hours making scary shrieking noises and pounding an empty plastic bottle to scare away the marauding monkeys and raccoons. Yes, they will steal food from backpacks and bags! But oops,

Our first view of the ocean!
that was about the wildlife. More about that later. Howl befriended a large iguana -- oops, wildlife again. The views were awesome, but really most everything else was all about the wildlife, so check back later and enjoy the mostly animal-free photos here!

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Photo OpPhoto Op
Photo Op

Everyone hopped out of the bus to take pictures of the beautiful view
Pool at the HotelPool at the Hotel
Pool at the Hotel

It only took a few minutes for several members of the group to hit the pool
Enjoying the PoolEnjoying the Pool
Enjoying the Pool

Sean, Emily and Howl relaxing at the pool

Terry let me take a picture of him at the first beach we visited
Searching for TreasuresSearching for Treasures
Searching for Treasures

Everyone looked for shells and interesting rocks on the first beach
Here it Comes!Here it Comes!
Here it Comes!

Everyone braced themselves for the wave
Big WaveBig Wave
Big Wave

Natalie and Samantha stayed upright as this wave hit
Howl and New FriendHowl and New Friend
Howl and New Friend

Howl embraced the idea of having an intercultural experience
Exit from the ParkExit from the Park
Exit from the Park

To get out of the park, we had to wade through this little tidal pool
Time for LunchTime for Lunch
Time for Lunch

The hungry group leaves the park and heads to lunch
Restaurant with a ViewRestaurant with a View
Restaurant with a View

We ate lunch on Sunday at a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Pacific
Part of the GroupPart of the Group
Part of the Group

Samantha, Chihiro, Lindsay and Emily at lunch
Another TableAnother Table
Another Table

Monique, LaKaria, and Jonathan at lunch
Third TableThird Table
Third Table

Lesley, Natalie and Sean
Fourth TableFourth Table
Fourth Table

Terry and Xeng at lunch
Rest StopRest Stop
Rest Stop

Howl at a rest stop . . . resting

11th June 2013

Thanks for the early morning smile!
I love keeping up with all of you adventures in Costa Rica. I especially love the photos of Howl at the beach! Looks like you are all having a wonderful time and soaking up the local culture.
11th June 2013
Time for Lunch

Que rico un copo!
Que rico un copo en la playa! (snow cone)
11th June 2013

Beautiful pics
To whomever the photographer is: I have been following this blog from the beginning and I just wanted to say that you are doing a great job of capturing the adventure. I can feel the fun that the kids are having. I can't wait to see the animal pictures. PS: Tell Emily "Hola" for me.

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