Yesterday we had breakfast and lunch at home (cereal and peanut butter and jam), then went to the Paradise Gardens Wildlife Rescue Center just outside of Boquete. What an awesome experience! Where else can you not only see, but hold, pet, and interact with a variety of unusual animals?
We got to pet a blue hyacinth macaw, hold a baby two-toed sloth, pet a baby owl, tamarins (little monkeys), and see lots of other unique animals and birds. If you ever come to Boquete, this place is a must! The suggested donation for entrance is only $5 (we gave a bit more). Their goal with most of the animals is to release them back into the wild. It was really neat to have these close encounters with them. We took a lot of pictures. Enjoy below. :)
On the way back, we stopped at a little strawberry sweet stand and had strawberry ice cream and smoothies, which were good. There are strawberry farms nearby. We spent some time driving on beautiful mountain roads the rest of the afternoon. It was a very rainy day and we saw a lovely rainbow and some beautiful views.
We stopped at a little pizzeria for dinner. Internet unfortunately wasn’t working that night, so Jen and I played games on our computers – something Jen never does, and that I haven’t done for quite a long time. It was really fun.