Ben and I went on an excursion yesterday. First to the Hato caves, which were cool, but not as cool as caves I’ve seen in the Sequoias.
Before we left for the excursion we had lunch at the resort’s buffet. Throughout the trip I tried to keep lunch on the healthier side since breakfast, dinner and alcoholic beverages were really adding up!
And adult ostriches can be aggressive and kick very powerfully. You do not want to approach an ostrich in the wild. One kick can leave you dead.
I even fed an ostrich. This was scary because I was the first one to do it. It was amazing to feel their neck rubbing on my arms.
And then I fed them out of my hand. They bit my skin a little and it was just like a little pinch.
Ostriches sit on their eggs to incubate them so the egg shell can withstand up to 400 pounds! It was really cool to hold an ostrich egg, they are very heavy and you can tell the shell is very thick. Fun fact: Ostrich eggs have less cholesterol than chicken eggs. Ben stood on it to show how strong it is. I was too scared.
Before we built up a meaningful relationship with the ostriches during the tour, we had time to just hang out on the farm.
The tour guide explained that they make a lot of effort to be ecological and don’t waste any part of the bird. Any parts that can’t be used for the restaurant are given to the pigs or alligators on the farm. A local artist even makes sculptures with the bones. None of it is thrown away.
Dinner – Thursday night the resort has a huge outdoor event with a bunch of international food stations. Ben and I scored a great table outside and hit up the different delicacies.
The highlight of this plate is the johnny cake in the lower left hand side. It’s basically a doughnut that is sold as a biscuit. There was also salad and dessert. But, just as we were about to dig in we were swarmed by bugs. At first we tried to bat them away, but that didn’t help. So, we grabbed our plates and ran into the indoor dining area. Everyone around our area had to flee too. It was crazy!
This morning Ben and I took a run walk around the local neighborhood. I didn’t run outside on this trip outside of today because there seemed to be a lot of stray dogs around. Getting stung by a jellyfish is one thing, but getting rabies in another country is another.
As soon as we got back we hit up breakfast. They didn’t have oatmeal today so I tried the “cornmeal” (it was not called grits). Oh.my.gosh. it was amazing. Probably full of butter and sugar, but amazing.
Then, Ben and I spent out last day in Curacao on the beach. We did a little bit of snorkeling. And also tried the cycling boat thing. But, we had a disagreement with the current and lost. So, we returned the boat and relaxed.
The food and service were good
This looks like a Corona commercial. Love it.
Let me know if you have any questions about it.
I am currently blogging on the flight from Curacao to Miami. I won’t be getting home until super late (we’re hoping 2am). So, I’m not sure what that means for my long run tomorrow. I’ll be blogging on a normal schedule from here out though