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We leave our beloved country on it’s birthday to celebrate a new kind of life in Horquetas de Sarapiqui
Each day is a new day, a new experience, a new wonder and a new love.
Each day we pray for God’s guidance, His peace and His patience.
He has blessed us abundantly.
Each day we see a sparkle of God’s beauty in the tapestry he has painted in our midst.
Each day we decide what new experience, what new adventure we share with our loved ones back home.
Today on this day, seven of our adventurous volunteers will meet in Liberia, Costa Rica. Paul Bertucci left a day to encounter his own adventures. Jeff Larson left on his own a bit later than us to enjoy a few more hours of sleep in his comfy, “size appropriate” Minnesota bed.
As for the five of us (Nancy and West Alvarado, Josie Kietzmann, Johnny Falzone and Frank Lizzi). We arrived early to depart together on this journey.
Costa Rica here we come!
The day was long, but not without adventure, laughs and new beginnings. One adult and four youth… what can possibly go wrong? First: Nancy’s bag was searched… culprit was the Spot It card game. Johnny’s bag was then searched… culprit… Swedish fish. Frank’s bag was opened at customs… culprit St. Louis Park based Nordicware bundt pans. And somehow, Josie was able to sneak scissors through… what an adventure!
We made it to Houston!
While in Houston (for a very long layover) we ate, we walked, we painted our nails, walked some more, we ate again, we read, we gamed, we waited.
Then, finally, we board, we do more reading, more gaming, more eating, some sleeping, listen to a very sad baby cry, and finally…
YA ESTAMOS AQUI EN COSTA RICA – PURA VIDA
We grabbed our bags and headed to our simple hotel located in downtown Liberia.
It’s hot and sticky here but we are ready for our next adventure.