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A drunk local welcoming the group – the police came later!
Raining again….
… and again…
Their lodge in the mountains…
Breakfast – beans & rice, eggs, fresh fruit.  -Beans & rice every meal-
 
Clouds covering the mountains…
Hiking through the coffee plantation…
Banana trees and coffee bushes…
Coffee beans
Coffee bean bushes…
More coffee bushes…
1 ripe coffee bean ready to pick
1 good coffee bean picker will pick 15 of these baskets in a day…
 
The owner’s wood carvings…
 
Coffee processing plant…
Coffee taste testing.  They can even tell at what altitude the beans were grown…
Justi taste testing…
 
 
Peace garden at the lodge…
 
School kids
Pineapple field
Pineapple plants as far as you can see.  One  Pineapple per plant per year.
 
Eating lunch on the way – ocean in the background.
(food wasn’t that great)
This was our transportation for the 2 hour 4x4 ride (after the 10 hour bus ride).
This is where we get out and start walking to our lodge on the beach.
The 45 minute beach walk to our lodge…
THAT’S THE RAINFOREST!  
 
 
 
And finally we reach our destination…  La Leona Eco-lodge
Chilling in the hammocks…
Beautiful views…
More beautiful views…
The horse and cart bringing in our luggage…
Our luggage arriving…
Playing around with the camera and a flashlight
 
 
This tent is what we slept in – mosquito netting all around, no walls.
The view from our tents…
 
 
Learning about the rainforest…
A balsa wood tree that fell.
Monkeys
Kuwatis..
 
Fig tree…
Fig trees
 
Fruit that monkeys eat…
 
 
 
 
More kuwatis…
Hercules beetle…
 
 
Scarlet macaws
 
 
Painting signs for the trails
 
 
 
 
 
Getting the building ready to paint
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I don’t know what they do with these bony cows…
 
Some of us decided to buy machetes
Kayaking through the mangrove forests…
Docked our kayaks and went for a swim
Having communion with fresh pineapple and coconut milk…
 
 
 
More kayaking in the ocean
The bungalows at Danta Corcovado
 
The view out our front porch and below is our sink
Our shower below, bed To the right, and toilet In far right corner – you Can see the bath was  Open to the sky.
Playing with the children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Painting another school
 
 
Our lunch
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pineapple plant
Building desks for the school children…
 
 
 
Playing soccer with the kids
 
Helping build something…?  - I wasn’t at this site.
 
 
 
More monkeys
Our farewell dance party
 
Saying goodbye to the kids
 
Our group going zip-lining…
 
 
 
Am I really doing this?
 
 
Deep into the jungle…
 
 
 
 
 
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    1. 5. A drunk local welcoming the group – the police came later!
    2. 6. Raining again….
    3. 7. … and again…
    4. 8. Their lodge in the mountains…
    5. 9. Breakfast – beans & rice, eggs, fresh fruit. -Beans & rice every meal-
    6. 11. Clouds covering the mountains…
    7. 12. Hiking through the coffee plantation…
    8. 13. Banana trees and coffee bushes…
    9. 14. Coffee beans
    10. 15. Coffee bean bushes…
    11. 16. More coffee bushes…
    12. 17. 1 ripe coffee bean ready to pick
    13. 18. 1 good coffee bean picker will pick 15 of these baskets in a day…
    14. 20. The owner’s wood carvings…
    15. 22. Coffee processing plant…
    16. 23. Coffee taste testing. They can even tell at what altitude the beans were grown…
    17. 24. Justi taste testing…
    18. 27. Peace garden at the lodge…
    19. 29. School kids
    20. 30. Pineapple field
    21. 31. Pineapple plants as far as you can see. One Pineapple per plant per year.
    22. 33. Eating lunch on the way – ocean in the background.
    23. 34. (food wasn’t that great)
    24. 35. This was our transportation for the 2 hour 4x4 ride (after the 10 hour bus ride).
    25. 36. This is where we get out and start walking to our lodge on the beach.
    26. 37. The 45 minute beach walk to our lodge…
    27. 38. THAT’S THE RAINFOREST! 
    28. 42. And finally we reach our destination… La Leona Eco-lodge
    29. 43. Chilling in the hammocks…
    30. 44. Beautiful views…
    31. 45. More beautiful views…
    32. 46. The horse and cart bringing in our luggage…
    33. 47. Our luggage arriving…
    34. 48. Playing around with the camera and a flashlight
    35. 51. This tent is what we slept in – mosquito netting all around, no walls.
    36. 52. The view from our tents…
    37. 55. Learning about the rainforest…
    38. 56. A balsa wood tree that fell.
    39. 57. Monkeys
    40. 58. Kuwatis..
    41. 60. Fig tree…
    42. 61. Fig trees
    43. 63. Fruit that monkeys eat…
    44. 68. More kuwatis…
    45. 69. Hercules beetle…
    46. 72. Scarlet macaws
    47. 75. Painting signs for the trails
    48. 81. Getting the building ready to paint
    49. 93. I don’t know what they do with these bony cows…
    50. 95. Some of us decided to buy machetes
    51. 96. Kayaking through the mangrove forests…
    52. 97. Docked our kayaks and went for a swim
    53. 98. Having communion with fresh pineapple and coconut milk…
    54. 102. More kayaking in the ocean
    55. 103. The bungalows at Danta Corcovado
    56. 105. The view out our front porch and below is our sink
    57. 106. Our shower below, bed To the right, and toilet In far right corner – you Can see the bath was Open to the sky.
    58. 107. Playing with the children
    59. 115. Painting another school
    60. 118. Our lunch
    61. 125. Pineapple plant
    62. 126. Building desks for the school children…
    63. 130. Playing soccer with the kids
    64. 132. Helping build something…? - I wasn’t at this site.
    65. 136. More monkeys
    66. 137. Our farewell dance party
    67. 139. Saying goodbye to the kids
    68. 141. Our group going zip-lining…
    69. 145. Am I really doing this?
    70. 148. Deep into the jungle…
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