This is Liz and MJ with our last blog post of the trip! We are giving the kids the night off so they can get packed up and ready to depart in the morning.
We had a great day here at Horizonte Research Station in the Guanacaste (which means "ear tree" because the seed pods look like a human ear) Province. A troop of white-face monkeys joined us for breakfast. They were searching the nearby mango trees for their breakfast and we got quite a show while we ate ours. At one point one of them threw a mango at us. After that we had a great hike with the naturalist Freddie in the dry forest which ended at a water drop with spectacular view.
After a little rest and lunch we headed to the beach. It was a gorgeous day and we were amazed at how warm the water was. (Warmer than our recent showers for sure!) The kids had a blast body surfing and playing soccer on the beach. We came back to a beautiful BBQ put on for us by the staff here at Horizonte.
Finally, we just have to say that your kids have been extraordinary on this trip. We have received numerous compliments about their friendliness, respectfulness, inclusiveness, responsibility and overall fun outlooks! We have heard this from Pablo and Ana at Finca la Anita, from the staff there, from the van drivers, and from the scientists. So kudos to all of you and thanks for sharing your kids with us. We have loved every minute.
Signing off- Survivor Costa Rica Champions, Liz and MJ