Today was the rainforest day. We had to get up super early in order to catch the bus to the boat place. The boat ride was amazing! The boat was kind of like a bus. It was small and covered, and it fit about 20 people. We saw monkeys, iguanas, and birds. I was really happy that we got to see the monkeys, because we don't get to see them that often.
After the boat ride, we got back on the bus and went to Monte Verde for lunch and a hike. On the way, we saw two pineapple trucks. It was really cool. I love to eat pineapples! I didn't know how close to the ground they grew.
When we got there, we went on a hike and we saw lots of beautiful nature. We saw a blue jeans frog, which is a little red frog with blue legs. It's about the size of a penny! There were also a lot of pretty flowers. The tour guide taught us a lot about the forest. I'd never been on a rainforest hike before, and this one was really fun.
The next thing we did was go to Rainforest Adventures. We couldn't go zip lining, because there was a lightening storm. Instead, we went on a sky tram and almost saw a sloth! I really wish we had. The tram was cool anyways. It was kind of like a ski lift, but with closed carts. We went up 125 feet in the air!
After that, we came back to the hotel to get freshened up to go out to dinner at CRLA. The dinner was made by a local woman who cooks for a living. She made us barbecue chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetables with a salad including star fruit and apples. The star fruit was sour but really good.
After dinner, we went to the mall for a little bit of shopping and ice cream. The mall is pretty big and it has tons of stores. Most of them are little stores that sell things like phone cases and shampoo. The mall is different from the Oak Brook mall, because there are a lot of small vendors and it is densely packed.
Today was really fun, even though I wish we could have gone zip lining. I think the highlight was when we were on the tram, because there were tons of cool things to see. There are leaves that look dead, but they are really baby leaves, and when you put water on them and rub them, they turn green! The rainforest was a sight to see, and I really enjoyed seeing all the animals.
A blog by various Alcuin staff members.