Saturday, January 06, 2007

Day 2, I could be in Pompeii...

Okay, Okay.. Day 2 started off right away traveling in the truck outside of La Fortuna to a waterfall. Let me tell you, it isn´t the biggest waterfall. It´s not even the coolest, but it´s the only one I have ever seen. So by default it´s the best. Maybe I need to get out more???

We had to walk down the steps/trail to get there. Along the way of course you could get some pretty nice views, but like our PRIVATE guide said, "Just wait till the bottom." He´s not a guide for nothing...

We finally got down there and for me it was breathtaking. Of course right away I am imagining me jumping off the top running away from guerillas, but like my guide said, they don´t have either. I actually went as close as I could get to it and the spray/wind was pretty hard. Twas very cool. I likey.

From there we went to eat and I am going to say this. The food here in Costa Rica really isn´t that bad. I actually like most of it. Best of all, I haven´t had the shits yet. :) And if anyone knows me, it doesn´t take much. Air....

Oh can I tell you? One of the biggest reasons we came here was the fact that La Fortuna rests on one of the most active volcanos in the world. Volcano Arenal, the most active Costa Rica volcano. With lava flows and gas explosions you´d think we could see something. WRONG! For the two days we were there the clouds would not lift. We couldn´t see anything. In fact I guess the volcano was so close to us that if it ever did explode we would be a part of history. But we never saw it. Our PRIVATE guide always gave us good news and bad news. The good news was the volcano was still there and the bad news was, we can´t see it. I think at this point Catdoggg and I weren´t even sure it existed...

I guess the first day when we had 2 hours to ourselves and were resting, Mauricio went to go see if he could see it and wouldn´t you know it, mountain cleared. He saw lava, other people a little while later saw a big explosion. You know what we saw? NOTHING! In fact we saw less than nothing. Even if we knew we saw something, we don´t.

Anyway we then went to this awesome Rancho Margot on the base of the volcano. It was a self-sufficent community. Basically a hippie ranch in Cali without the hippies and one large volcano.

This place was absolutely beautiful. Pictures and even the website really don´t do it justice. I will post the website when I get a chance. This place was great.

Volunteers come there and live for free but work four hours a day and study spanish and learn new skills the rest of the day. The have everything a community would need to survive. Except a casino, strippers, and fried dough... But who really needs any of that? Ahem... Kiki....

Catdoggg wants us to move there permentally with A4. This place would probably be the only place in the world that I would consider, but I´m too fucking paranoid the volcano would expldoe on me my first day.... Oh well. Maybe she´ll stay a month. :)

Next on our agenda was the Baldi Springs. Yet again on the base of the volcano. Natural Hot Springs. Basically a maze of jacuzzis without the jacuzzi with walk up bars and waterfalls and the best yet, lounge chairs in the hot spring. So nice. Kiki, you´d love this place too. ;)

Anyway that´s it for Day 2. I know not enough humor. You have to wait until I write about Day 3. Holy Shit!!! Our mothers would shit Themselves if they knew what we were doing.

Till tomorrow.

p.s. my keyboard is still in spanish...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

fried dough?

Liz said...

I think he's referring to the strippers - but then again, I could be wrong :-)

Carrie said...

love that you are posting this trip..keep having fun and be safe!!

Anonymous said...

no, i'm pretty sure it's the strippers.

ThePapaDog said...

Damn those strippers!

Lizzytishl said...

Come on - you're teasing us. I want to hear about: "You have to wait until I write about Day 3. Holy Shit!!! Our mothers would shit Themselves if they knew what we were doing."
L