We started off learning some basic skills like changing from hands to feet while hanging on the bar. Mom was the first one to try it and she made it half way. It took us all several tries and about an hour later every one of us were able to swing upside-down and catch our instructor who was on the second swing. So far it has been the favorite thing that we all have done in Costa Rica.
Monday it was time to go back to Spanish school. It was also the last day in the house we were staying in. We didn't do much besides swimming and homework.
Tuesday morning we had all our things packed and sitting by the door. We did go to Spanish school and afterwards Dad invited Anna, our instructor, out for lunch with us. There is a great fish taco place right down the street. As soon as we arrived back at the house we loaded as much as we could into the car and drove three minutes to the next house. The house itself is based on a courtyard style and focuses on a large circular living room which overlooks a 180 degree view of the ocean. My favorite part is that the road leading in is on top of a ridge line so the house ends on a cliff. The house is rather run-down and looks about thirty years old, but the view and all the wildlife make it amazing.
As it was becoming dark we saw two large toucans and a bunch of smaller ones in front and behind the house. We also found a colony of about thirty tent-builder bats under the eaves in the courtyard. The sunset is unbelievable with the view. We ended up going back to the hotel restaurant right down the road and it is still as good as the first time we went.