Ahhhhhh. We are drinking fresh squeezed passion fruit juice at a coffee plantation called Selva Negra and sipping coffee grown just outside the window.  Converted now into a nature preserve, the surrounding cloud forest provides gorgeous hiking trails.  As we hike we hear the howler monkeys and hope for a sighting.  On the edge of the forest the the trees are filled with many different varieties of orchids.  A field of calla lilies line the edge of our cabin. Today we will go to the market and the volcano and tomorrow at 5 a.m. we load the bus and head to the airport for our trip home.  We await hugs from each of you.

With great love and gratitude, Carla