Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day One!

Well, it's been a very long day, but this has been a great day! All our flights were on time except one. I made new friends from Southeastern and Nicholls, and spent the evening catching up with old best friends. Our hotel is fabulous! For those of you who joined me on my journey last year, you may remember the infamous "kitchen" photo from my Italian apartment. In comparison, here's my room in San Jose! And it has air conditioning too!! I'm a happy camper.
We have 14 students from Lafayette and so far, they're a great group. Although exhausted, they pleasantly tolerated my obligatory airport photo today. We ended our day with a mandatory orientation meeting where our host and guide, Gabriela or Gabby filled us in on the exciting adventures awaiting us. And speaking of adventures, tomorrow we hike to the top of a volcano and visit the waterfall gardens which includes the butterfly and hummingbird farm. I promise to take lots of photos. So stay tuned as Viva Costa Rica unfolds!!!