We arrived in San Jose a week ago and after living in the little beach village of Domincal since last Sunday, we certainly feel at home. Our days have been filled with Spanish lessons in the morning--mostly learning to conjugate querer, necesitar and tener, and in the words of Mauricio, (la professora para Beth y yo) "practica, practica, practica mas, mas, verbos"). By the third day I was even able to have conversation with a cabbie, including saying "I need to stop at a bank and then we would like to go to the Italian restaurant." (Considering that all I knew where the numbers to ten and a few foods from a Mexican menu, that's pretty good.)
The kids were in their own program where by the second day they were going off to the fruit stand to buy fruit using colones. Brooks' favorite is an odd fruit called "granallilla". Ali loves banano an sandia.
Every afternoon we took in a different adventure: A butterfly farm, surfing lessons, a zipline tour through the rainforest, and more surfing. Today we snorkeled an visited another idyllic beach.
Tomorrow we going looking for Monkeys at the National Park.