Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Pre-Earthwatch Group Has Arrived!

Posted by Yvonne on July 1, 2009

Holly (Michigan), Sabrina (Hollywood, California), Shawn (Pittsburg, PA) and I converged upon San Jose International Airport and made it through customs just fine. After a 20 minute taxi trip to our hotel, we were treated to a 2-hour tour of the City of San Jose. The highlight of the tour was the National Theater,, a grand majesty of a building constructed by the government in the 1890's.

The tour guide was a wealth of information about the history of the country, including the fact that Costa Rica's military was abolished 60 years ago after a civil war. Also that the land mass of the country is less than .03 percent of the earth, but it holds over 6% of the golobe's biodiversity.

We ended the day with dinner at the hotel, and are looking forward to tomorrow's activities of horseback riding and zipline tours.


  1. Yvonne -
    I am thinking about you today as you experience your zipline adventure. I can't wait to hear all about it and how you felt about conquering your reservations!! You are a real inspiration!!

    Dianne Callahan

  2. Yvonne,
    This sounds like an incredibly awesome trip. I a am so impressed with your courage and sense of adventure deciding to undertake it! You go, girl!