An exhilirating way to enjoy the awesomeness of Costa Rica is a Canopy Tour. The one we took – Witch’s Rock Canopy Tour – was a series of zip lines, ladders, trails and hanging bridges way high up in the tops of the trees. While we didn’t get to see Witch’s Rock, it was still… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 8 – Canopy Tour
(One of the coolest!!) Never did I expect to spend a day where the earth steams, burps and weeps. But it does at Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja. This national park covers 55 sq miles around a massive volcano (the book says it has nine craters!) and promises an abundance of wildlife along… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 5 – Rincon de la Vieja
It would have been nice to spend Inaugaration Day, say, in the U.S., but it was pretty great watching President Obama get sworn in from, say, the edge of a plunge pool under a palm tree. And so Day 4 launched us into a new Americanism and started our string of (many) beaches. Jump through… Continue reading Costa Rica: Days 4, 6, 7, 8 & 10 – Viva la Beaches
It goes without saying that one day of complete relaxation was essential before embarking on more adventures. Though we didn’t realize that our plan to see Santa Rosa National Park would be one. This park, near Liberia on the Pan-American Highway, offered some trails, a historic Hacienda, and an illicit runway built by Oliver North… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 3 – The Waiver Road
My notes on day 2 involve breakfast tacos, walking to the beach, drinking beer, reading Bonsai by Alenjandro Zambra, J watching football, and the note above. Not too shabby.
This bottom part of a banana bunch reminded me of the Muppet Janice. What creature does it remind you of?
I’m exhausted and my computer’s running out of juice and reruns of The Office are about to be on TBS and I killed most of my Mac time uploading more photos. So, we’ll get to the last half of day 1 later. In the mean time, help me pick out my best spider monkey shot!… Continue reading Costa Rica: Monkey Vote!
Pop Quiz: My first 3 hours in Costa Rica I learned that: a) I don’t have the balls to hang out in a foreign city while my husband is shipped back to Denver after 12 hours of travel, no sleep and no breakfast. b) Mary at Frontier Airlines is a saint. c) Life goes on… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 0.5 – Get to know your coffee
For the past two weeks I have been on a wonderful vacation with my wonderful husband in wonderful Costa Rica. It was a rich journey, full of new sights and sounds and plenty of adventure. There is so much to tell, and I plan to share it here (probably for many days). The best part… Continue reading Costa Rica Sweet Things