Bright and early on Saturday the Costa Rica team gathered at the Midway Ace Hardware under a bright sunny sky to raise money for the trip with a car wash. We began by splitting into three teams: sign holders, car washers, and car driers. As we began jumping along the road waving drivers into the parking lot, cars began pouring in. We were so grateful for the generous donations of everyone who came out to support us; they all helped us reach our $1000 goal for the car wash. While breaking a sweat the team bonded, laughing while spraying each other with the hose and dancing beside the road. We even engaged in some light sabotage with the Mexico Team’s car wash down the road from us, banding together when they got their revenge. At the end of the car wash we cleaned everything up and headed over to Fowler Park for an amazing cookout under the sun. Complete with corn hole and soccer, the team enjoyed the cookout, chowing down on delicious burgers and hotdogs. After a day full of hard work and fun, the whole team was grateful to relax together and share a few laughs.