Exploramos Atenas

We spent most of our day learning the area we will call home for the next week.

  

We started our morning with a visit to the fresh market.  We had  list of things en Espanol to find, describe, and ask the vendors the cost of.  As you can see, Knight took a selfie break in the middle of our scavenger hunt.

When we returned to the center of town, we went out to explore the local businesses that surrounded the park and the school.  We made special note of where the ice cream shop was for later this afternoon.  I promised Knight he could have un cono de guanabana.  

It sure was a busy morning.  After all that caminando, we had our first clase de Espanol.

Between all the scavenger hunts and language learning, we worked up an appetite!  At noon we set off to el Mercado Municipal and had lunch at a local “soda.” Sodas are small family run shops that specialize in a local dish called casado. Casado translated literally means married.  In terms of the dish, it represents a mix of several foods. The plate came with rice, beans, plantanos, salad, a choice of meats, and chayote – a squash-like vegetable.  All that for the equivalent of $4.  Very tasty.

After recovering from our food coma, we attended Odie’s lecture on Healthcare and Education in Costa Rica.  It was muy  interesante to learn about how they differ from our systems.   The last stop for our group adventure was the ice cream shop across the park.

Well off to pack an overnight back for tomorrow’s adventure.  We leave bright and early for Volcano Poas and then Braulio Carrillo National Park.  Sunday sounds fun too, with ziplinging (on my bucket list – che-check) and white water rafting.

!Nos vemos!

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