We arrived in Costa Rica on Monday and have already had a lot of “firsts” for us. Here are just a few of them.
1. I, Nate, killed a scorpion and a tarantula…in our house!
2. I had my first Spanish mishap. We have a very sweet lady that has been checking daily on our house, and spends 1 hour a day cleaning it. Apparently I fired her the first day that we were here. Obviously my Spanish needs a lot of work. I only meant to tell her that we were done working for the day. The next day she didn’t come, but our landlord called to ask if I meant to fire her. Much to our delight, she’s back.
3. Laura tried a new fruit called Mamon Chino. Actually, we pulled off the side of the road to buy what kind of looked like strawberries. We ended up buying 1 kilo of this fruit. When we arrived home, Laura got instructions from a Costa Rican PPM staffer on how to eat it. Moments after eating a few, Laura’s glands were swollen and her throat began to close up. After some water and benadryl she was back to normal. But it was a very scary moment!
5. We went to our first Costa Rican waterfall. Yes, I said first. Costa Rica has so many beautiful waterfalls, and Llano de Cortes is just 15 minutes from our new home. The kids loved exploring and swimming. We even saw monkeys!