Today was the day that we went to Fern Forest. It was a great learning experience to say the least. The surprises began with the first moment that we stepped on the property. The terrain was steep because the location is built along the side of a mountainside. It was not the experience anybody was expecting, thus proving the importance of one's field research. This gave us the opportunity to further brainstorm and develop ideas that could be implemented to generate income, of which I will discuss shortly.
After climbing the first hill we went into the first building of which they are currently constructing. The section that they had built was aesthetically pleasing. It was obvious that although not done it had the potential for this room to be quite attractive. From this point, we travelled to the campsite. It was a narrow path, but the potential was there to expand and provide a enjoyable hike to the campground. The campground was well shaded and quite large. We were told that the children's camp that they have operated for for the local children will be up to roughly 70 children this year, this is an increases from about 30 from last year.
After hiking back to the starting building we walked up to where they intended to have the weddings. The walk was quite long and provided the group with great exercise. We discussed many different plants that were native to the area and the different healing abilities of each. When we managed to reach the peak of the mountain the land was uneven and the growing of grass was underway, but the view was immaculate. It truly looked like we were looking over a jungle and the view of the ocean was beautiful. With some landscaping and some floral growth the potential is there to take some beautiful wedding pictures.