Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Water Like Silk


In the early morning, the burning red sun scorched the tip of Elly’s B&B.  Hours later, I rolled over and light filled my eyes.  My parents had left earlier to attend Spanish class in Pucon.  I was taking private lessons with Elly so I got to sleep in.  Today, I had another interesting lesson of Spanish with Consu and Elly, and later explored beautiful waterfalls.  

The day started with Spanish class.  After a quick breakfast of cereal, I started the lesson.  Today I was taught how to order at a restaurant and how to say different foods.  I also reviewed my verb conjugations with Consu.  Ever since I started lessons with Elly, my Spanish has taken off.  I can speak to people in real situations and make myself understood.  I had fun learning Spanish with Elly and Consu, but I was excited when I heard my parents and I were going to take our truck to a beautiful stream bed.

Nora had recommended walking up a brook with beautiful waterfalls flowing over rocks like silk.  My reason for going was to slide down or jump off the waterfalls along the stream.  We drove up along a dirt road to find clear, beautiful water.  The image of a wide stream with occasional large pools was displayed on the windshield.  We jumped out of the car and started walking up the stream.  A little while into our walk, we came to a waterfall beside which was nice place to eat the empinates that we had brought with us.  Empinates are small, stuffed baked dough.  After lunch I wanted to slide down the waterfall, but I deemed it unsafe.  The slide looked a little rocky.  I shrugged and continued up the stream.  Later on, we found a deep icy pool and we decided to jump in.   We had a blast jumping, but found the water freezing.  This did not stop us from sliding down several waterfalls later on.  We found several perfect places to slide.  I loved the feeling and now have a new favorite sport.  I have to say, sliding down waterfalls totally beats cliff jumping.















 At the end of our walk, we met three kids contemplating a four meter jump off a large cliff over looking a deep pool.  I finalized their decision by jumping off a couple times and soon we were all doing laps from the rock to the water.  I was happy to share one of my favorite sports with the other kids.    

         



Today was amazing.  The Spanish lesson at the beginning of the day was fun, but I really enjoyed going to the stream in the afternoon.  I had a blast sliding down rocks and jumping off a high cliff.  I would have done nothing different!



Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic!

5 comments:

  1. Sweet!

    Sliding down waterfalls beats cliff jumping? Say it isn't so! Cliff jumping rocks!

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    1. It depends upon how high the slide or jump is!

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed my special spot. It was a very special river and so very beautiful. I looked for you when I left to say goodbye but you weren't around. Here's a link to my amazing trip home. http://seaboopugs.blogspot.com/2012/02/cinco-pesos.html
    It was great to share my vacation with you and your parents :) Have fun traveling!!

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    1. Nora, just read and commented on your awesome blog! Congrats on getting home!! Great paddling with you, keep in touch!

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