My name is Josh and I am a student at the Robert J. Lister Academy. My mission in this class is to go to Monteverde, Costa Rica to study the native plant and wildlife. The reason I want to study those subjects is because I have always been interested in foreign countries and nature. I also want to study the geographical terrain for my future plans of joining the military when I am of age. We need to raise about $1,800 per person to be able to go. We have done alot of hard work already. This is not a vacation - this is a learning opportunity of a lifetime. We have a class we are taking and we will be studying topics like the economy, ecology, world affairs, etc. Another reason I want to go is because I have never left the country. This will change my life to be exposed to a new culture besides here in America. The reason it will be a life changing experience is because most people do not get the chance to leave the country, and I could be one of them. I also want to see what it is like in a country without a military, unlike America. In a place like America, everywhere you look there is some type of military image. I want to see how the people of Costa Rica live without a military. In Costa Rica, I will study hard, and make the best of the time spent there.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pura Vida 2

Hello again from Costa Rica.
The plants here are amazing compared to back home. The trees here are almost all green and are approximately 100-200 feet tall, 3-6 feet thick, and has a large array of branches. Where we are staying is a family farm that grows sugar cane, some bananas, and coffee. We have been being supplied with delicious coffee and sugar from the family farm. When we look out the windows of the cabin it is all plants with the exception of one window which you see one of the many gardens.
Until next time Pura Vida

1 comment:

  1. Those trees must be amazing. The photo you are using for the background of your blog is a great illustration for this particular entry. Was the picture taken during your trip or is it from another source?