Day 4 Building (and playing) and the Ethno-Botanist

         The howler monkeys were loud as ever this morning. Luckily we had earplugs. Breakfast was as normal, except for the fact that they had quesadillas! After breakfast, we went straight to the project. At the elementary school, we started setting up for the kids. They loved it! We taught them how to play volleyball, tetherball, and basketball. They worked on soccer with Matthew, Clara, and Ella.
          When we came back, we rested, and then we went to some families’ houses for lunch. We were at the same house. They served us spaghetti and rice. They also had pineapple juice and homemade plantain chips. Then we got a tour of the farm. They had all sorts of animals and fruits like pigs and plantains.

         Then, we went to the ethno botany class where we saw all sorts of Costa Rican plants like star fruit, and we all got our own coconuts filled with water and coconut meat. The ethno-botanist even gave us homemade ice cream!

       When we got back, there was a massive storm starting, there were loud cracks with racks of thunder and lightning, and the power went out. The boys sat around and talked while the girls sat in the one room with power (though it was off) reading and praying. Dinner was good, and they had power back in the kitchen. We performed skits in the dining hall and had our anchor session too. Then we went to bed.
By Henry Gaudet and Annie Marks

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