Thank Goodness for Rain Gear

Published: November 25th 2011
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A very serious soccer game!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been fooled more than once by a day that starts out gorgeous and sunny, only to experience a downpour in the afternoon. After being caught in the rain a few too many times, we now carry our raincoats everywhere. These, and our waterproof hiking shoes, have proven to be our best purchases for the trip so far, especially since we will be spending the next week in an even wetter area of Costa Rica - Monteverde!

After 3 weeks of teaching we decided to try something different for our last week of volunteering, so we will be living and working on a coffee farm just outside of Monteverde all next week. We leave tomorrow morning bright and early so that we can enjoy the weekend there as tourists before we report for work on Monday.

Today was our last day helping out at Francisco Gamboa. Most of the classes were still writing exams so it was a relatively quiet day! After all of the English testing was complete we headed outside in the courtyard to watch the championship soccer games (boys first, and then girls). The games were played on a
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Gaby and her helpers!
very short pitch and so whenever the goalie threw the ball it ended up right at the opposite goal! There were some exciting moments however and most of the other students were there to cheer on their classmates. After the games we said our goodbyes to Gaby and hopped on the Rio Azul bus for the last time.

This week we have been trying to make some plans for the next few stages of our trip, so we have done more exploring on the internet than we have outside. We did however walk all over downtown San Jose, which was quite interesting to take in the sights of the capital. Tonight we are meeting up with some of the other volunteers to celebrate American thanksgiving. Even though Costa Rica doesn't technically celebrate thanksgiving, there are signs of the holiday everywhere, from black Friday sales to thanksgiving-themed cupcakes! As usual, we have so much to be thankful for.

Wishing you all a happy thanksgiving!

All our love... Liz & Chris

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Chocolate and Caramel Marshmallows

25th November 2011

moving on
Just want to say good luck and have fun in Monteverde. Those chocolate and caramel treats sure look yummy! xo
26th November 2011

Soooo cute!
Lizzy looks so cute with those Marshmallows!! Have a great next part of your trip - I bet Monteverde will be amazing! Love you both and miss you! xoxoxo

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