|Giving my last presentation in class|
|The professor doesn't look bored, does he?|
Auburn University has a large contingency here, and they invited everyone in MLSA to join them on an excursion to the Pacific coast, staying in the town of Quepos, and enjoying activities in and around Manuel Antonio National Park. I am so glad that I went! I got to see and learn about lots of flora and fauna while hiking in the park, hanging out on the beach, and kayaking down a river in a mangrove of the rainforest.
|A Jesus Christ Lizard, so named because it runs on water|
|Sloths are so cute|
|And these capuchin monkeys are a hoot!|
I should probably mention my own family for once: I miss them too, but thanks to Skype, I see and talk to my husband and one or more child almost every day. I really miss the daily hugs and kisses and their physical presence and energy, but I still feel very close and connected. That's why I'm able to enjoy my time here so much.