A Costa Rica Adventure

By Greg Nelsonrgnelson@smu.edu

It is great to be back at SMU for the fourth and final year. I am so excited to reconnect with friends that I have not seen in a couple months. Time to enjoy my last two semesters on campus with football games, Habitat for Humanity, working in the basketball office and many other campus activities.

Although I am excited to be back, I had a great summer and participated in one of the most influencial trips of my life. As a part of Habitat for Humanity group on campus, I helped lead a one week build in Costa Rica with 8 other SMU students. We had such a great time and definitely made a positive impact on the town we were building in (Grano de Oro).

It was a small town of about 300 people. Though it was very labor intensive, I really enjoyed it and would for sure go again if I had the chance.

We had to carry large supports and panels for the house up a hill and each piece weighed about 300-400 pounds each. On our day off we decided to go whitewater rafting through the rain forest on the pacaure river, one of the top five rivers in the world for whitewater rafting. It was an amazing experience. Attached are some pictures of what we did and where we stayed. Go Mustangs!

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