Costa Rica Explorer

It has been a little buggy and rainy in the Costa, but today the sun came out and life was good.  As I got the call from Mandy, she was eating a coconut that Alex had just broken open and pulled apart.  His technique had something to do with a 2×4.

They spent some time visiting a local school, working with the turtles and eating incredibly well.  The food is getting RAVE reviews as every meal is full of fresh fruit, eggs and bread.

I’m told that the kids are all getting along incredibly well, friendships are abound and the feeling of the once in a lifetime experience is being felt by them all.

We’ll be collecting and posting pictures and video as soon as they get back.

More to come…

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Zach eigenbrodt

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.

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11 thoughts on “Coconut by way of a 2×4

  1. Hi Heather-

    Don’t know if you get this or will til you get back but glad you’re eating well and enjoying this trip of a lifetime–can’t wait to hear all about it…hope you’re writing stuff down so you don’t forget!…

    Love you 🙂

    Mom xoxo

  2. Dear Kira;
    I am thrilled to read the blogs, am anxious to see the pictures. I am so glad you are out of the box this summer. Fun, isn’t it.

    Love you so much.

  3. Hi, Greg! Hope you’re having a wonderful time!!! Just checked in to see if any pictures were posted and read about what you’ve been doing. Can’t wait to hear all about your trip! Love you lots, Mom & Dad xoxoxoxo

  4. Hi Raquel I don’t know if you can see this, just want to say hi, and tell you that we miss u and the house is empty with out you. Hi to Heath and Jen hope you girls enjoy what looks like a very good experience.
    Catarina “Raquel’s Mother”;-)

    Ps. don’t forget the pictures.

  5. Jenn, sounds like you needed that bug cream – hope you remembered to wear it! I wonder if you saw any sea turtles. Can’t wait to hear about that. By now you’re probably white water rafting (yikes). Don’t forget the sunscreen!

    I saw Mamie & Ginger last night & they were so excited to hear about your trip. Please take lots of pictures wherever you go so you can share them with everyone when you get back.

    Miss you & hope you’re having the best time!
    Mom : )

  6. Emma:

    I hope you get a chance to read this…we have been thinking of you often and know that you are having fun and experiencing news things every day. Eat some fruit for us.
    Love you, Mom and Dad

  7. Hi Alex,

    Way to go on that coconut! We go over your agenda so we can keep up with your experience from afar. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Take plenty of pictures and have a great time. Miss you and see you soon.

    Love Mom, Dad, Steven, Lucky & Ollie

  8. Hi Heather-I miss you-we all do-had a great party for uncle bud last night-he was floored…can’t wait to see and hear what you have been doing!..Bud and Bam are going there in August too…by the way I am going with project children to Ireland the 26th to th 31st-just found out friday!-for free as a chaperone-so a quick exhausting trip for me to see Leigh and I will see you when I get back Tuesday…Mrs Les will pick you up and drive you home-debating where and who you’ll stay with…Harry Potter is waiting on your bed at home-I am just starting it but will leave it for you…God bless sweetheart-love, mom xoxo

  9. Hi my precious Kira;

    I borrowed Brian(Trudi’s) Harry Potter yesterday, and I did the unthinkable! I read the final two chapters, and the Epilog! Interesting, and you will love it! Hope all is well with you, I miss you and love you to pieces!!


  10. Hi, my precious Kira;

    I did the unthinkable yesterday. I borrowed little Brian’s Harry Potter and read the final two chapters and the Epilogue! Interesting, and you will love it.

    I miss you, but I know you are in good hands and having a great time.
    I hope all is well and you are learning so much.

    Love you to pieces. Mimi

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