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Crown Point teacher leads Costa Rican tour

Group to visit Europe in 2014

Crown Point teacher Jayna Andersen recently led a group of local students and adults on a tour of Costa Rica. Making the trek were with Andersen were Crown Point students Mara Vradenburg, Jaice Spring, Heather Ryan, Abigail Carpenter and Michael Enman; Moriah student Matt Rice; and adults Mary Ann Carpenter, JoAnn Gibbs and Ronnie Ryan.

Crown Point teacher Jayna Andersen recently led a group of local students and adults on a tour of Costa Rica. Making the trek were with Andersen were Crown Point students Mara Vradenburg, Jaice Spring, Heather Ryan, Abigail Carpenter and Michael Enman; Moriah student Matt Rice; and adults Mary Ann Carpenter, JoAnn Gibbs and Ronnie Ryan.

— “It was absolutely gorgeous and a true definition of paradise,” Andersen said. “We spent a whole day at Manuel Antonio National Park which is a protected beach. We had close interactions with lizards, monkeys and raccoons, who made off with most of our lunches. Our final night in San Jose was spent on top of a mountain overlooking the city lights for a folklore dinner and show.

“Of all the places I have travelled I can honestly say that I have never been to a country with nicer more welcoming and friendly people,” she said. “They were genuinely happy to have us and showed interest in the activities we had planned and expressed concern for our opinions of their beautiful country.”

Andersen is already planning her next adventure, a trip to Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland in 2014. Interested people, students from any school and adults, are welcome to join and can contact Andersen at jaynaandersenphotography@gmail.com.

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