When males are missing, the female walking stick can have diploid babies by herself. When females are few and far between the male walking stick can transform himself into a female and create babies without fertilization. No need for singles wards. ;)
The shower in Dan's house is outside. The water heater at Dan's house does not exist. COOL!!! (in many senses of the word)
The swimming hole water was the same temperature as the shower water but, for some reason, not nearly as schocking.
We are headed out for a rainforest canopy tour. The tour includes 15 ziplines (one of which is a half mile long), a Tarzan swing, a rope ladder up through a hollow tree, a 40 ft rappel, and, on this day, one very excited Teresa and one very trepidaciuos Lance. (He hates heights.)
Lance does Tarzan
Teresa does Jane
Lance charms the lunch ladies.
An antique washing machine....still in use.
An antique Costa Rican....still smiling!
In the wee morning hours of Tuesday, January 15, we left Salt Lake City's snowy plains, headed for San Jose's sunny skies. On Tuesday, January 22, we reversed the trek, trading 90 degree F Costa Rican temperatures for 9 degree F Utah temperatures. (Culture schock: no. Climate schock: YES!!)
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This week I am letting the pictures tell the stories. Words fail me (and would probably bore you). Enjoy!
NOTE: Special thanks to Dan and Diego whose generosity and hospitality made the trip a dream come true.
Lance models the latest in rain forest attire.
When it comes to waste disposal (and a LOT of other things) Costa RIcans do it right!
Phantom phone booth?
Up the rope ladder.......
....to the tree tops!
Ending on a high note.... The final, half mile zipline, crossed a valley and passed under a rainbow.
River rafting on Rio Pacuare; 18 miles of Class 2-4 rapids through the jungle. Lance repeated the word "AWESOME" more than most children ask "Are we there yet?" on a trans-continent road trip. A ZILLION THANKS TO ELAYNE SORENSEN for the experience!!!