Today, we got up early to drive to the Manuel
Antonio National Park. We hiked all of the trails in the park. Some of these
trails were on beaches, and some were in the rainforest. We encountered many
creatures on these hikes,
including monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crabs and turtles. There were many beautiful
iguanas and dinosaur lizards on the beaches we went to, as well as many hermit
and fiddler crabs. We saw many white-faced monkeys swinging in trees close
to the trail of one of the hikes, so we decided to stop and watch. We took
lots of nice pictures! As Steve, David and I watched the monkeys, Paula looked
up in the trees and spotted a three-toed
sloth hanging low in a palm tree. As we gazed at the sloth, more people began
to gather. We saw the sloth begin to stretch out his arm and grasp a weak
branch. The branch suddenly broke and the sloth swung down and
almost hit the person in front of us. We got some great pictures - the sloth
is a very interesting animal.
Afterwards, we all swam at a beach, and when
we were walking back barefoot we stepped on a fire ant farm. We all got a
ton of bites! After eating a fairly uncomfortable lunch, we went back to the
hotel and took a dip in
the pool. Paula saw an iguana drinking out of the pool as we were swimming!
For dinner, we went to a restaurant called the
Anaconda, and enjoyed two helpings of ice cream.