Mar 19, 2013 - Puntarenas, Costa Rica
March 18, 2013 At Sea I was up and on deck at 7:30 am for my usual walk after which I stopped by the international café for some decent coffee, croissants while reading a few more pages in my e-book; almost finished. Back in our room, Cherie got dressed and we went to breakfast around 10. Just north of the equator, the sea is very calm, the temperature warm and humid. There was a pitching contest at 11:15 which Cherie and I participated in. Cherie also participated in “the longest drive competition as well. I did that a few weeks ago and I...Jump to full entry
Mar 14, 2013 - Nicoya Penisula
Alejandro, Necia and I are driving to Puntarenas (1.5 hrs away), to board the ferry, with my car, and head to the Nicoya Peninsula- Montezuma waterfalls and over night in Santa Teresa! These new friends have been awesome, as they are not only wonderful to travel with, they have such positive energy...which radiates into having a really nice time! Max and Molly stayed home today.....and at breakfast I saw a toucan!! Well, we missed the 11am ferry, so we drove around, had ceviche pescado, and now I sit on the 2pm ferry to Nicoya! i truly...Jump to full entry
Mar 14, 2013 - The end of the sun!
We got home on the 3pm ferry and it was lightly raining. We are still getting used to putting paper in the toilet , not the waste basket as done in Costa Rica. No more Spanish and no more rice beans and monkeys. The ocean is calm and no surfers are here. Look forward to telling my friends some more fun stuff that happened on the trip! Good to be home but we will miss the sun and fun!Jump to full entry
Mar 13, 2013 - monkeys and more!
What a wonderful evening last night, a fabulous way to begin my 52nd year! Max,Molly, Necia and I went to Manual Antonio National Park, just outside of Quepos. Upon entering the park we were lucky to look up and see a sloth....Ahhhh, a sloth's life-patient, stress-free, and oh so slow- nothing urgent about a sloth! We then witnessed a fight between a howler monkey and a white faced monkey! Apparantly this is very rare....there is s certain tree with leaves that get the monkey high, yes...high, as in mind altering, which gets them aggressive...Jump to full entry
Mar 12, 2013 - It's my birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos!
I woke up early and took a drive to Esterillos Oeste beach...it was low tide, so I could walk way out to the mermaid in the sea. I sat on the beach in solitude and wrote! When i got back for my 10am yoga, it was absolutely wonderful....1.5 hours...birds chirping, and serious core work!! I decided to take surf lessons, so Alejandro hooked me up. Necia went with me... adding photographer to my translator/negotiator companion! Oh, also party planner as she bought a birthday banner and cake, when I was riding the waves! Surfing was a...Jump to full entry
Mar 12, 2013 - Summer coming to an end!
Well it's been a fun warm great trip. But now our time to come home is here tomorrow. We have met some old friends and even more new friends . Once again we have not been let down with our travels in Costa Rica. Sad to leave but we have a heater and fire place at home that we will make good use of. Lol I have given all of our gifts to the people of Costa Rica and have enjoyed the faces of the children when they get their little gifts. The people we have met live very simple compared to our lives, but they have mucho love and have shared so...Jump to full entry
Mar 10, 2013 - Last day in Samara.
Had a good day in the sun. Our last in Samara. I boogie boarded and then we saw a live band at dinner at the Elanka beach bar rest. Tomorrow we take the interbus to Alleluia it's $47 each and it about a five hour ride. We will be staying two night at the Vidal Tropical B&B. then we fly out of the sun and heat on Wensday.Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2013 - To much sun!
Yes the last two days I have been having out at the pool for 2 hours a day ! I thought I was ok keeping my bandana wet and swimming every 10 min to keep cool. But I woke up and soon I I stood in the sun I new I had to keep out if it today. So we tripped around town and hung out under the covers at the beach and I feel better tonight. We had a nice tuna salad at the La Conda beach bar it was 8 buks and judge so we split it. Later we went to the Giada for pizza ! They have a great pizza oven that you can see as you view then making and...Jump to full entry
Mar 7, 2013 - Sun beer and birds.
Usual day of over 32 and lots of sun. Last night we listened to a live guitar on the beach and three fire dancers showed up and put in a show to his music. Lots of Roxs favorite bid the Parakeet. They make a ton of noise and fly around crazy, one way , then back again for no particular reason. Monkeys are seen every day as the mangos are now ripe. Fishing is real good here our friend Ken got a 29# snook right off the beach . Then on the way home a local had a large grouper. Maybe 50 plus pounds. He had it on a cart and was pushing it for...Jump to full entry
Mar 4, 2013 - Beach walk & lots of sun.
Got up this morning and we walked the North side of Samara beach at low tide. Saw lots of Pelicans diving for fish and standing around on the reef when full. On the way back we stopped to chat with edwardo who has been running bar Olas for 2.5 months. He used to own the Chart House rest. In Campbell river. He has super cold beer for 1000 colonies. About the cheapest in town. That's about $2 us. Then we grabbed lunch at the Princess bakeryJump to full entry
Mar 3, 2013 - Birthday & Town Pics.
Had my birthday on Feb 27 at Esmeralda's rest. It was great I had 2 lobsters and we invited Ken and his wife to sit with us so we had a bit of a party. Next day we met a couple Philip and his wife Jannet for a car ride up to see the famous sunset from the Hotel Guanamar in Carrila. After sunset at 6:30 pm the four of us went to the Hula Jungle for 2 for 1 pizza it cost us 18 bucks and we spit on and then took the second pizza home for lunch the next day. Got back in town and saw a great travelling band at the Gusto Beach bar rest. Wow. Good...Jump to full entry
Feb 26, 2013 - Last Day Lafontuna.
We had fun in this little town. Weather was great. Very hot. Just putted around the town getting cold drinks and listening to some live music. Watching the clouds form around the volcano is quite the show. Off to Samara at 8am after our free breafast. Nice BradJump to full entry