Dolphins, monkeys and sea anemonae, oh, my!

Trip Start Jun 16, 2005
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hello, everyone!

Morgan arrived safely on the evening of July 12th. We had a welcome meeting the next night, so that Morgan could meet some of the moms and the kids, and Marci ran it. It was really nice!

So, now she's been here for a week. She had one day of classes before we headed out, since there was an ISL clinic on Monday and Tuesday, and we wouldn't have been able to work with the kids then.

So, we decided to go to Montezuma, since I'd never been there before and it's far away -- and we had 4 days to travel. I'd heard from various people that it's wonderful.

It was pretty awesome. I expected something a little different -- most of the people who live there are expatriates, which is not what I was expecting from a little secluded village on the peninsula. We had to take 2 buses and a ferry to get there (almost missed the ferry going there because of misinformation, but just caught it!). We stayed in a hostel called Hotel Lys, which was small, cheap, clean, and right on the beach.

The first day, we decided to hike around. We ended up hitching a ride with a guy named Mauricio who took us to the national park nearby, Cabo Blanco, where Morgan had her first jungle excursion. We saw some howler monkeys and lots of cool plants. (Which has now become the usual for me!! Ha!) Then, we found out there was a bus, so we took that back to a beautiful beach we'd seen on the way, swam there for awhile, and then walked to a nearby waterfall and swam in that.

The next day, we went snorkeling. It was cloudy, so the visibility wasn't as good as it should have been, but at least we didn't get totally burned. St. Pirate's Day was celebrated one day early, on Tortuga island, and we ate fresh (very fresh) fish on the beach. I guess pirates may not have snorkeled, but methinks they ate fish on the beach, yarr!

(Sorry for those of you who don't get that reference.)

The next day, we headed back. And, now Morgan's had another day with the kids. They absolutely love her, and her Spanish is better than mine was when I got here last year, so I'm very confident about heading out in three weeks!

I hope you're all doing well!

Peace,
Elizabeth
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Fond Memories
Hi Elizabeth,

Your days will be drastoically different once you hit Chicago! You can always swim in Lake Michigan and look at all the wild humans!!!

So glad to know that you are pleased with Morgan, it
will make leaving your loved children and their families a little easier.

Love, Marge

RedPalmVillas on

So good this blog! and nice Photos!

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