Hola Families and Friends,

Today the Glimpsers and I had a fun adventure day at the beautiful beach of El Quemaito and Villa Miriam. We began the day with a 7 a.m. wakeup call and had toast filled with tomato, ham and cheese with lemonade to drink. We all got into the guagua at 8:45 a.m. and started our way to El Quemaito. It was a long two-hour drive so we all fell asleep and snored the entire way. When we finally got to the beach we saw that it was absolutely beautiful! The water was so clear and the was rocks (which was on the shores instead of sand) were so colorful. Some of us collected a few of them for keepsakes.

We also had the opportunity to buy beautiful colorful jewelry that were made with the stone, Larimar. Larimar is a rare blue stone that was first found by Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren in 1916.  It was made when a volcano erupted. Locals collected the stone and make them into beautiful decorations and jewelry. We had the option of buying necklaces, bracelets, and/or earrings. After making purchases, we finally got to jump into the ocean, and the water felt so nice! It was perfect; it wasn’t too cold or too hot. We had an amazing time enjoying the water and splashing around with our friends.

After spending about an hour at the beach we were on our way to a community waterfall pool called Villa Miriam. It was packed with locals. There were multiple levels of water falls and pools. The Glimpsers decided to hang out at the second highest waterfall which had a beautiful long palm trees and vines that go miles up. The water here was so much colder than the ocean. We all pretty much pushed each other in to get used to the cooler temperature. We even sat under the waterfall to take pictures to update our Instagram (hehe). Around 4 p.m. we all put on our spare clothes, got back on to the guagua and headed home to Onaney. It was a 2 hour trip back so you can believe that we were all dead asleep the whole way back.

We all appreciated a day to just relax and have fun!