Monday, June 29, 2009

From Service to Surfing

June 29, 2009

The Girl Scouts Service Challenge course finally gets a chance to relax. The arrived in Manuel Antonio today - a beautiful beach on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is here where they will be learning to surf, learning some yoga moves, and enjoying a beautiful pool in the middle of rainforest gardens.

Perfect timing.

The girls just came from a 7-day hike through the southern rainforests of Costa Rica. They're ready to relax. Their days at homestays were filled with hard work: sugar cane production at the Lopez's, carrying loads of wood and wire to build a garden at Orlando's, and banana tree planting. Some of their highlights? Eating lunch on banana leaves. No bad allergies. Learning about banana farming. Playing soccer in the mud with the Piedras Blancas villagers.

On Wednesday they'll be back here at base ready to enjoy their last day touring through the city of San Jose on Thursday.

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