Dublin High Sea Turtle and Forest Ecology 2014

Dublin High Sea Turtle and Forest Ecology 2014 Blog #8

This entry was written by Adrian Loaiza of Dublin High

Costa Rica day 8. All good things eventually come to an end, and today is proving that true. We’ve had so many great experiences, created so many amazing bonds, and so many extravagant memories for all of us! All kinds of activities; hiking, forest plotting, white water rafting, surfing, zip-lining, long car rides, beach walks, the ocean, hatchery watching, the food, random bug infestations, cool animals, SLOTHS, and even the extra downtime that we had. It all ties together to make it really worth it. But now it’s time to go.

So we woke up around 3 in the morning so we could leave around 4 to the San Jose airport. Our flight was originally supposed to leave between 6-7. We receive our ticket and get news that it’s all changed to 8:15. Ok. But wait. No. How about 9:55. Alright extra hours to sleep. Wait how about 10:30 because a nut on the wheel came off and now we have to change the tire. Thanks Delta. -_-

We finally got on the plane. About 5 hours until we land in LAX. It’s sad, but the closer we get home the happier we get. The only place we really want to be is home in bed at this point. It’s been a long morning, and the eagerness is eating us up.

We landed and theres only a couple things left: customs, airport security, then home. As soon as we arrive in our gate, people are boarding, it’s just perfect! So once we board, we’ve got only about an hour left until were home. It’s such a relief. It’s been a long morning for all of us, and sleep is all thats on our mind.

We landed in SF, CA. FINALLY. Everyone meets up with their families, grabs their bags, and says their last goodbyes to the group. It’s been a great experience for all of us. How often do high-schoolers get to go out of the country alone? There’s so many people that don’t get this opportunity, and we all have to realize how lucky we are. If a trip like this comes up again, it would be great to go. Wherever it may be, at least it’s away from home.

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