This giant stone ball at the National Museum in San Jose, was made by unknown people, and by an unknown process, a very long time ago Joan and the waterfall
Coffee Plantation, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica Picking Coffee
Rafting on the Rio Sarapiqui....
Some coffee beans are left out in the sun to dry naturally. Joan is helping shovel them into carts so they can be stored indoors during a rainstorm...
Pina!! Pineapples... Pineapple fields go on as far as the eye can see...and further!!
Pineapples going from the field to the packing plant Some weird caballero in drag....
Bats sleeping during the day Bat captured at night (and released)
Tree sloth In the countryside of Chachagua
Stream at Bosques de Chachaqua Stream at Bosques de Chachaqua
During our visit to Chachagua, we were fortunate to be able to visit local homes and a local school. Rocia and her family were wonderful hosts, even letting us milk their goat and ride their water buffalo...
Rocia's home Rocia and her four wonderful children
Rocia's kids helped us make empanadas...yum, yum The stove on which we cooked the empanadas...

A brave vaquero taming a dangerous

man-eating water buffalo...

After the brave vaquero is done, it is safe for Joan to ride the tame water buffalo.....
Rocia's daughters milking the goat... The wonderful children of the San Francisco elementary school...muchas gracias!!!