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Running and watching movies in the airport

Running and watching movies in the airport

Olivia Melvin - Costa Rica

  Watch us as we fight trolls and ride dragons back to the United States and and…..I’m just kidding. We had a whole day of traveling to get back home. It was a sad/happy thing for us because we are going back to one family while we are leaving another. I think that everyone can say that they had an amazing time here in Costa Rica. I’m the only one that’s screaming in any of the clips. It was so bad that when I went skipping through the Huntsville Airport, I got a “Bless their hearts” from Brandon. I’m going … // Read more

Climing a volcano and jumping off a waterfall only to be chased by a dinosaur

Climing a volcano and jumping off a waterfall only to be chased by a dinosaur

Olivia Melvin - Costa Rica

  Ha! You guys probably really thought that I jumped off a waterfall, didn’t you? Nope, I’m still here. Although, I did jump into a waterfall when we visited La Fortuna. It was FREEZING! I almost turned into a popsicle, but I would do it again and next time I will bring a body suit. The walk down was about 20 minutes and then due to our enthusiasm, we made it back up in 10, maybe 15 minutes. It doesn’t look like I’m running up the stairs, but I’m taking those suckers two at a time and it was rough. … // Read more

An adventure through the valley and up the mountain

An adventure through the valley and up the mountain

Olivia Melvin - Costa Rica

  This is my last adventure through the central valley. Ah, I’m so sad! It was a lot of fun because I got to go back to Heredia and then I got to see two new cities, Barva and San Jose de la Montana. I saw the last two when I went ziplinning and I decided that I really wanted to come back to take a look around. Barva is known for all of the carvings and dolls that you will see in a lot of the shops and on the sidewalks. It’s super funny because you will be walking … // Read more

Flying solo in Santa Barbara

Flying solo in Santa Barbara

Olivia Melvin - Costa Rica

Ah! I visited Santa Barbara a few days ago as my first solo trip! I felt really cool walking down the streets, using my fantab Spanish skills. I have two family members that live here and they were both so excited when I said that I wanted to see the city. They told me that it was a super cute city and a must see. I have to say that they were right about the cute part. I also agree that Costa Ricans really are very proud of their country and their cities.   There is supposed to be a … // Read more

Stepping back in time: Visiting Sarchí

Stepping back in time: Visiting Sarchí

Olivia Melvin - Costa Rica

Hola! This last weekend we took an amazing trip to Sarchí and Arenal. Sarchí is the famous oxcart city, where a great many of the carts were made and also where the tradition of painting them originated. I enjoyed myself immensely and got some amazing photos of the factory and the carts. The video is kind of long, so I’m going to be short here, but go watch it!! You will loose your mind from pure excitement!   ¡Pura Vida from Costa Rica!