This entry was written by Nicholas Kikuta of Blach Middle School
To start off the day, we had a breakfast of pancakes, toast, fruit, and ham and eggs (Eric’s favorite, of course). After breakfast, we packed, said goodbye to Hotel Arenal, and left. We left to go horseback riding. We got to meet the horses (mine was called Manuela) and hop on. The horses trotted, walked, and ran on our trip to the Arenal River. The River was cold, but refreshing as we stepped in. The river proved a challenge for some, but was easy for others. While tubing, we had to use our arms to propel us to a destination, and was sometimes difficult. The rapids included lots of tipping over and getting stuck on rocks. Overall, the whole excursion with the GoAdventure crew was extremely fun.
After the excursion, we went to a family owned restaurant where we were allowed to make our own tortillas, and eat a taco made with home-style cooking. They were delicious, and we were sad that we didn’t have a chance for seconds.
After lunch, we went over to the frog pond to explore different Costa Rican species of frogs. We saw some cool species including rain frogs, toads, and bullfrogs. Some got up to 20 pounds. After the frog ponds, we went to the hotel and chilled out while listening to the Golden State Warriors Game (in which the Warriors won by 10 against the Cavaliers). We later had dinner downstairs of spaghetti, vegetables, and tomato soup. Tomorrow we will be going on a canopy tour and to butterfly gardens.