Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blog 4 Costa Rica 2016

Tuesday, June 28:

We are all still having a great time in Costa Rica. After a relaxing day with our homestay families, we returned to the high school to continue our service project. When we are at the school we are split up into three groups - painting group, classroom observation group, and desk repair group. Before we start our work each day, the group gets together for a meeting, and then we play a game with the students that are working with us on the project.


After a few hours of work at the school yesterday, we headed to the cooking class at Doña Margarita's. She and her family welcomed us and we made arroz con pollo (chicken with rice) and picadillo de papas (chopped potato dish). We peeled potatoes, cut up vegetables, and then enjoyed a delicious lunch.


After lunch and a yummy dessert, we left to prepare for our version of the amazing race. We divided into three groups, and headed off to complete various tasks around the community. After completing each task we were rewarded with a certain amount of  bracelets based on the quality of our work. The tasks consisted of dancing, making sugar cane juice, milking a cow, making tortillas and conducting an interview in Spanish with one of the family members.


We ended the day back at the high school with a meeting of our group to discuss how different experiences bring out the leader in each of us. Tonight is our final night with our host families. It is hard to believe our trip is almost over.

Hasta la próxima,

Mike and Fiona