Today now marks the second day of playing in poo, horse or cow, who knows. Iâ€™ve got to admit this is definitely a trip of new experiences. Never before have I mucked out stables, poured poo mixed with soil into Baggies, or milked a cow. You havenâ€™t lived life until youâ€™ve stood out in the hot Costa Rican sun with piles of steaming poo all around. Besides the work, Iâ€™ve had the opportunity to try more types of fruits than I knew existed, some of which Iâ€™m not even sure classify as fruit. Itâ€™s very neat how every single one of them can be turned into juice. The people here are wonderful, completely open and friendly, always eager to assist; their patience is pretty astounding when it comes to our horrible attempts at speaking their native language. If it were me I would probably end up muttering â€œdumb touristâ€ (in Spanish of course) under my breath. After the first two days of listening to people botch my native language. Luckily, these people arenâ€™t nothing like me. In the 2 or so hours since I began writing screams have filled the air at least 2 times. First on the return journey from Carmenâ€™s house when bushes began to move and shadows appeared on the road. Because of that, Annie and I had the chance to meet new people as they rushed from their homes to aid us! The second round of screams stemmed from the appearance of a very large spider (a wolf spider), creeping closer to Annieâ€™s head. The scream originated with me, but was closely followed by Annie and Amanda who immediately rushed out to retrieve Scott. Seconds later Scott rushed in to save the day, ready to combat the evil, vicious, spider. After attempting the humane approach first, Scott quickly realized that just would not do at all. Grabbing the nearest shoe, the spider was soon smashed into an early grave. Needles to say, the usage of bug spray has now doubled, if not tripled, since the incident. Beds were remade at least twice more and mosquito nets are a favorite (full body coverage). So far this has been a great trip, one I wouldnâ€™t hesitate to do again. Without the mutant spiders ans killer ants this would be a great place to stay!