Costa Rica Day 5: Tabacon Springs

Day 5 (which was Friday) was amazing as we spent some time relaxing and reflecting upon our work and God’s work in La Carpio and in Coronado.

We woke up at Los Lagos where most of our group spent the morning zip lining across 18 platforms through the rainforest!  After zip-lining, we all headed to Tabacon Springs.  On our way there, Mark told us it was probably his favorite place in the world – that it reminds him of what the Garden of Eden probably looked like!  I thought that was probably a bit extreme… until we arrived.  These photos do not even do it justice… it truly was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been!  Even in the cool rain, our group walked from hot spring to hot spring (naturally heated by the volcano!) swimming and listening to the waterfalls and all the birds!

There are only two seasons in Costa Rica: rainy / winter season – from May to October where it rains everyday with temp in the 70’s and 80’s, and summer season – from November to April.  Because of this wonderful climate, nothing ever dies!  Therefore, the colors of nature are the most beautifully vibrant colors I’ve ever seen!!  No wonder their houses and fences are all painted so brightly!This building in front of the volcano was the restaurant at Tabacon Springs where we ate lunch together.  I had the grilled sea bass – it was so delicious!On our way back to Los Lagos, our awesome bus driver pulled over when he spotted this toucan up high in a tree.  How cool!!Still on our way back, we traveled by way of this incredible lake.I can’t believe the trip is over and that summer is almost over!!  I am so grateful for these opportunities to use my gift to share stories from around the world.  I could only hope to be able to do this again and again!

Before signing off, if you have been at ALL touched by these blog entries of mission work going on around the world, I MUST recommend that you read the book, “Radical,” by David Platt.  I finished it in Costa Rica and have been really challenged by it!  The world is so much bigger than us – and does not revolve us!  There are so many lives in need all around the world – and we have more than enough… what can we do about that?  There is plenty we can do.  For some ideas to get started, pick up this book and read it!

Thanks again for your sweet words towards my blogs from Africa and Costa Rica.  Keep following us all throughout the year as we continue to shoot weddings and more!

3 comments

Sherry Naron - July 19, 2010 - 1:38 pm

I picked up Radical last week and on chapter 3 so far!

Samantha Krant - July 19, 2010 - 4:35 pm

I LOVE these…”the volcano is hiding!!!” HA HA HA!

Lezlie Armour - July 25, 2010 - 1:18 pm

Incredible photos and blog!
It made me feel like I was with you on the two trips.

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