We have mostly settled into our routine now. Mom wakes the family up around 7:20 AM. Next, Dad makes Kylie and me café con leche. Then we have breakfast and make sandwiches for lunch. Finally, we're in the car by 8:45 AM and off to school.
For me café con leche has become necessary otherwise I dose off around 11:00 AM! I look forward to when we get home because we usually eat a mango or two and jump into the pool. The toucans show up around 5:00 PM so we make sure that we're out of the pool by then.
For dinner we have been going out a lot because the food is so inexpensive here.
The only thing out of the ordinary that happened the other day was that we saw two different types of wild monkeys. One white-headed capuchin and four mantled howlers. Mantled howlers are the most seen and heard species of wild monkeys in Central America.
Before we left for school in the morning, we found another mantled howler in front of the house. Earlier in the morning he was howling like crazy and woke all of us up. If you didn't know that monkeys howled, you'd think that a monster lived in the forest!
After class Dad and I went fishing. We found a guide that would take us out in kayaks and show us the ropes of the local fishing. Our guide, Jimmy, picked us up from our house at 2:00 PM and we drove thirty minutes south to the Terraba River. We loaded into a boat, that had the layout of a river cruise boat, which took us another twenty minutes up the river. The ride there was my favorite part because the river looked similar to the Amazon River. There were crocodiles and the shoreline was made up of sand and mangroves. The best part of the ride was that we were lucky enough to see four scarlet macaws flying over us! We spent several hours floating back down the river in the kayaks fishing, but only had two fish. Dad caught a small snapper and the guide caught a medium snook. It was a great experience though!