This is Andrea. It's been a long few days! So far, I've got a few great memories from this trip. The guy dancing in the bar and doing somersaults into the wall, hearing "Do you believe" by Cher blasting from one of the houses, the 3 puppies(so cute), pluse everyone I've met and befriended since I've been here. We've had some good times when we're not working. Playing card games in the cabinas and talking about everything (literally). That's the problem with all the girls/kids cabina - we talk until wee hours of the morning and don't really sleep. Oh well! We've been sleeping more since we started our projects. So far I've been working on rebuilding the bridge! Es mucho trabajo! The group has also been painting the school and teaching some English classes. The kids here are so adorable! They love hanging out with us in our Cabina. It's fun. Although there are some bad things about this trip. All the bites I have on my legs from those stupid flying ants, the freezing showers, and the bird that has it's nest in the rafters of our cabina. That bird flaps around the ceiling and wakes me up! ? There are defiantly more good things than bad though. Everyone here is so friendly, especially at meals! I thought it would be awkward eating at someone's house, but it's not. We always find things to talk about. I'm surprised how easily I can understand the Spanish here - probably because no one talks too fast. I love being able to practice my Spanish. Everyone says it's very good, but I am not sure. At least it's getting better. OK, here is a night-by-night schedule of what we've done. Saturday: dinner with the village in the salon. Sunday: ate with Carmen and got a tour of his sugar processing "plant" in the backyard, Ronald sang to us, we went to mass to see 2 baptism, played some pool at the bar. Monday: started to work on the bridge, coffee tasting (Costa Rican coffee is really good), and dinner with Alberto, the Governor of the town, went to the bar for karaoke night! Dad and Dean sang a few songs, Andrea and me sand "Killing me Softly" horribly and played lots of pool. That was also the night when the really drunk guy was trying to break dance. It was very entertaining. Today we worked on the bridge again. I cleaned the planks and made the bridge suspensions with dad. Mucho trabajo! Lunch with Alejandra and Mario, went to someone's house to watch them make a coconut bar thing with lots of coconut and lots of sugar. It was pretty good! Now, time for a recap on the futbal (soccer) game. I was the only girl of the 3 we started with that finished the game. I played defense fairly well. I was told and only got hit 4 times! Oh well! It was fun! Now, estoy cansada y quiero tomar una siesta!