Friday, August 22, 2008
I can't believe I have already been home more than a week from Costa Rica...as I mentioned in my previous post...it was the BEST! Honestly, of ALL the vacations I have taken...this one was one of the most relaxing. Usually when I get home from a vacation I'm a bit pooped...but I can tell you this one did not wear me out. I would go there tomorrow if someone wanted to...hmmmm...think I may have to start working on hubbin for another trip there with him OR the girls, again.
I promised you I would post more pictures of the trip once the girls sent me theirs...well...needless to say...THEY are much better photographers than me. Our sweet daughter; Jackie, worked with our equally sweet daughter-in-law; Emily, while we were there on her photography skills. Her dad got a new camera a while back so he has let Emily use his older model (which by the way kicks my camera's butt) and she has been anxious to learn all about apertures and settings. So, Jackie helped her out...and as you will see she was a great student...Jackie gave her an A+.
Some of these are Jackie's photos and some are Emily's...none are mine...that's why they are so GOOD! Please enjoy!!
The girls guiding their boat on the white water rafting trip...they were the stronger and BRAVER ones!!
Beautiful beaches, driftwood along the shorelines, rainbows and sunsets...and a colorful Tuscan along the white water rafting tour.
Butterfly near hot springs in Tabbaccon
Arenal Volcano...most active volcano in Cost Ricca...it was gorgeous along with the lake that surrounds it.
The beautiful sights from our hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica on an old coffee plantation...gorgeous setting. Love the vibrancy of all the flowers and foliage.
This next group of pictures is from the rain forest where we went on a gondola ride some 200 meters above the rain forest and proceeded to zip line down to the rain forest floor...YES!!...we swung over the tree tops like monkeys...well, except we had on helmets and harnesses...but hey we were really zipping along. I didn't have a speedometer on me at the time...but all I know is...we were trucking! My daughter in law is the first zip liner you see...the last "zipper" is me...I am actually smiling...I don't know if I was really smiling or if my lips were stuck that way from going so fast...never the less...it was FUN...and ordinarily I'm a big chicken!!
Again...boring you I am sure...but this was one fab vacation. I was afraid we would never be able to "top" our Alaskan adventure...but I have to say...even though I am not much of a beach bunny (not that I don't LOVE beaches...it's because of my painfully WHITE skin, I burn way too easily, even with sunscreen!! I could sure learn to become one, however...especially in Cost Rica...the people, the sights, the food, the vegetation...ALL of it was spectacular...I can't wait to go again!!
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