Narrative Essay On Costa Rica

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Logan Katz
Mrs. Eshoo
9/17/14

Costa Rica

Last summer I was lucky enough to embark on this 30 day community service teen tour to Costa Rica. During my tour I was reluctant and brave enough to do things that many other people don't get the experience of in their average life time. I, volunteered at a child day care where I learned how the majority of the world lives, going in natural hot springs and my favorite part, zip lining the longest zip line in Costa
Rica. In Costa Rica we went on many zip lines but nothing would have prepared me for a zip line 600 feet in the air and 3000 feet long. The zip line was perched on the top of a mountain that overlooked a valley that had a huge waterfall with raging rapids that have claimed people’s lives. As I strapped on my harness to what seemed like a
skinny
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My guide started counting down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6… but at the time I was confused by what he was saying because he was speaking in Spanish, and I was too busy thinking that I was going to die in the next 30 seconds. However, when he got down to 5 seconds expecting to have 5 more seconds he pushed me off the platform and I was on my way. As I started to gain speed the wind started to pick up almost to the point that if felt like it was trying to tear away my cheeks. Even though I was completely regretting my decision, I finally looked down and noticed the most breathtaking and striking view that
I had ever seen, simply fascinating. Even though the waterfall, the rapids, and the huge trees, which were like the size of small buildings, seemed very intimidating, I was now soaring over them high in the sky comfortably. I was like a vulture looking down

on its prey. I could feel the evaporated water droplets, which were once part of the huge waterfall, now crawling up the side of my legs and lifting me higher and

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