Flying Through Arenal

We had a blast today! After a delicious breakfast from Jason of sweet potato pancakes & eggs, we all headed down the hill to Sky Adventures. There we took the Sky Tram up the mountain with a few guides, seeing flora & fauna along the way. By the end of the 15 minutes, we were at the top platform overlooking the amazing views of Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano, which had begun to finally clear just a little bit. From there we were able to get some great pictures, and then Jason and I parted ways with Cyndie– she taking the Sky Tram back, while we zip lined our way down!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

We made our way through 8 zip lines– all different lengths and speeds [speed depending on how below the end platform is from the beginning platform]. The views were so beautiful.. and the feeling while speeding through open air with nothing but a harness and cable? Amazing! As I said in yesterday’s post, this is something that we’ve been looking forward to our whole trip– I mean, you can’t go to CR and not zip line! And we would absolutely do it again. Click on the link below to view a short video of me taking off for our first big line!

Emily Zip Lining!

Jason making his way down the last zip line.

Jason making his way down the last zip line.

After spending an hour maximizing our adrenaline, it was about time for lunch. We stopped at an organic farm that has a restaurant boasting fresh organic veggies grown right there. For lunch they mostly feature a buffet, so we tried a little bit of everything that they offered– an amazing array of fresh greens [something so rare to find in CR– I was ecstatic!], curried lentils, roasted eggplant, steamed pumpkin & squash, and pork so tender & tasty that it fell off the bone [and I’m not usually a pork fan].

We eventually started back to the house, trying to beat the rain that was threatening our afternoon. The caretakers of our place, Hannah & Thomas, own a small art shop down the hill, so before making our way home we stopped in to say hi and see what they had to offer. We grabbed a few things like their homemade hot sauce & some bread that they make fresh to order, which we’ll pick up tomorrow. They also told us about the land across the road that is a food farm, filled with fruit, veggies, and tons of herbs, and open for us to pick from. It sounded great, so Jason & I walked back down a bit after bringing Cyndie back to the house to see if there was anything we could use in our dinner tonight. We ended up gathering lemongrass, oregano, basil, tea tree, small sweet peppers, a red hot pepper, and a couple lemons. We noshed on a few wild raspberries while hiking our way through, as well.

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Showing off our foraging finds

Showing off our foraging finds

Someone loves peppers!

Someone loves peppers!

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Food farm

Our small collection of herbs & such

Our small collection of herbs & such

We’re spending the rest of the afternoon hanging out & reading which is something Jason & I haven’t been very good at lately, so I’m looking forward to it. And I think its happy hour soon too out on the porch– can’t beat a day like this! :]

Oct 28 2013 Emily Spaeth Category: Musings

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