Day 10: be careful what you wish for

Our last night in Costa Rica was a sleepover. We took our mattresses and made a mega bed to take a glorified nap (of 1 1/2 hours). Wake up call was at 4:30, and we drove straight to the airport. We said a final goodbye to our driver Christian, another tough farewell. We ate breakfast […]

Day 9: The last supper

After a late night of playing golf, spoons, & chugging aggressive amounts of water together, we woke up bright and early at 6:30 to head to a new school on the west coast of the country. We began our hour and a half drive with high spirits and arrived at the school in Puntarenas ready […]

Day 8: Tough goodbyes

We started off our morning waking up bright and early at 6:30am. We had a great breakfast with fantastic bacon… yum. Today was unique because we got to go back to the same school where we spent another full day. We had yet another wonderful day with the students where we got to grow even […]

Day 7: who needs to sleep anyways

After a lovely 5:30 wake-up call, we enjoyed breakfast before heading out to today’s sports clinic at 6:30. We arrived at 7 at the school and jumped right in. Everyone but Hannah, Kayla, and Noelle took part in today’s testimonies. Technically we had four different sessions, but it seemed like every hour the kids would […]

Day 6: A day without rice and beans

Notable Quote: “¡Qué freakin’ bueno!” -everyone, all day long because today freakin’ rocked. Today we got to sleep in until 8 before walking to a bakery to shove our faces full of donuts & calzones for breakfast. From there we went to a nearby church and luckily had a translator for the entire service! It […]

Day 5 – Out of the comfort zones

Notable Quote: “Ice cream is the best dessert, said the kid with type II diabetes” – Mason     We began day five with an early wake up call at 6:45. Everything was still wet outside due to the downpour last night. We said thank you and goodbye to Doña Rosa for her amazing hospitality […]

Day 4 – The bucket is empty

Today was another incredible day here in the country of Costa Rica. We got to sleep in a little (7:00am) and we departed for our first clinic of the day at 8:15am. The school we went to today was one of the nicer places we’ve been so far. We held a clinic in an open […]

Day 3 – Fleas, water, and Jesus

Day 3: Fleas, Water, & Jesus  Nick is officially a dog dad now. And there’s a good chance that he definitely has fleas. We came home from our daily adventure and we found Peanut (formerly known as “suitcase in Spanish”) in his suitcase.  Today’s adventure started off with a 5:30 wake up call… yikes. We […]

Day 2 -Costa Rica

Day 2 Hola, Today was our first day of sports clinics. Our day started bright and early at 6:20 with a wake up call followed by breakfast at 6:50. If I might say so myself the mangoes at breakfast were the bomb. We headed out for a school in San Jose at 7:45. When we […]

Day One

Hola, from Costa Rica! We have been in Costa RIca for 8 hours now and I would say we are tired. Our day started at 2:00 am when we departed from Hope College for Midway airport. Our flight was scheduled for 5:00 am. We had an hour layover in FortLauderdale,Florida and then had a three […]

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