Horseback riding and ziplining
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June 20th, 2006 – by: smhirsch
When we got up, it was drizzling on and off, but no one really cared and the rainbow out the bus window was amazing enough to distract us from the thoughts of getting mildly wet while riding horses. By the time we got to the place we would be riding, it had cleared up and the sun had come out. It made for a really great couple of hours, and I really enjoyed myself.
At one point one of the girls dropped her camera. Another one jumped off her horse, letting go of the reins (despite being told not to), to pick it up. Her horse, of course, proceeded to trot off, with her chasing after it. The horse had to be stopped by two of the guides and she wasn't very pleased, but it was still pretty funny for the rest of us.
After a break and some lunch, we were off to go ziplining at Sky-Trek Adventures.
There is a really tall tower at the start of zipline number 7...with amazing views. From one side, you could see cloud forests. From another, a lake not too far in the distance. And from another side, you could see Volcan Arenal in the distance. Liza said she has never been able to see Volcan Arenal from Monteverde...and she's been on the ziplines there many, many times as a tour guide for smaller groups, as well as a few ISV groups earlier in the year. It was pretty cool. You could see the top of the volcano sticking up above a cluster of clouds. What was really awesome about being able to see Arenal, is that we knew that was where we were headed next. It was the first of many views of one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere.
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