Hello. My name is Brittney. I am a seventeen-year old student attending the Robert J. Lister Academy. When my teacher, Bryan, introduced this Costa Rica class to us I was very excited and wanted to go. Then we got to see how the class would be orientated and it looked very difficult but I still wanted to join the class. Now that I am in the class I am willing to do my hardest with the work we have to accomplish and get my fellow classmates and I to go to Costa Rica. This will be a long and challenging course but I am willing to strive to achieve this goal.

The reasons why this is such a big deal for me is because I've never been out of the United States and I think that it would give me knowledge to other cultures outside of the United States. Another reason this is such a big deal to me is because I get to enjoy the reward of success. I know what kind of hard work it's going to be and when I get on the plane to go to Costa Rica I will have been able to see how much I have accomplished. The last reason why this is such a big deal to me is because I have never had an experience like this where it was with a school that counted as class and I find that to be very appealing on a college or job application that I was able to go out of the country. When I get ready to begin the college application process I want to be seen as someone that is committed to life long learning, exciting experiences and successful future. This is what I think this trip can give me. If you would like to support me, our efforts, or our class, please send a check made payable to the Robert J. Lister Academy/ Costa Rica trip attention Bryan Mascio-35 Sherburne Rd. Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

Monday, October 4, 2010

Costa Rica Transportation Which is a Form of my Entertainment

What are your needs versus your wants? Well, if I had the choice to compare Costa Rica and the United States I could tell you that their wants and needs for transportation are completely different. In Costa Rica, they have all different forms of transportation that they need like ATV's, Motorcycles, etc. that we as United States citizens use for entertainment purposes.

In the book Walking with Wolf, it was stated that "Since the 1990s, motorcycles, ATVs and four-wheel-drive vehicles have taken over the roadways, but walking always was and still remains an important form of transportation." In the United States this statement would be the complete oppostite.

For example, in the state of Maine they're doing a project right now called rails-to-trails. It started in 1987 in down-east Maine, when the Maine Department of Transportation wanted to preserve this railroad track for further use. Now the community is deciding that they want to destroy it in order to make it accessible to ATV'ers, Motorcyclists, bicyclers, hikers, snowmobilers, walkers and cross-country skiers. This community wanted to have this project completed by September 2010 and on September 21, 2010 it was completed and ready for opening.

Personally, I use ATVs and motorcycles for entertainment purposes. I have never needed them to get me anywhere or do anything for me. I know people in the United States that need them for transportation purposes and for hunting. Compared to Costa Rica, the United States has a very low ratio of people that need ATV’s and motorcycles as necessities.

When I arrive in Costa Rica I won't be able to wait to see their forms of transportation. I will be so excited because I love being around and on ATVs and Motorcycles. It will be such a great experience to live the life of a Costa Rican, or Tico, for ten days.

P.S. If you would like to support me, our efforts, and/or our class, please send a check made payable to the Robert J. Lister Academy/ Costa Rica trip attention Bryan Mascio - 35 Sherburne Rd. Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

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