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Going home / La rentrée

April 8, 2010
Going home / La rentrée

Monday February 15, 2010 We got up realy to catch our flight and I count down the hours to the moment I get to see Elana! It has been a wonderful trip, full of exciting adventures, romantic moments and magical discoveries in a beautiful country. Best of all I got to share this with...
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River rafting on Pacuare River / Rafting sur la rivière Pacuare

April 8, 2010
River rafting on Pacuare River / Rafting sur la rivière Pacuare

From Costa Rica Honeymoon Sunday February 14, 2010:  a perfect Valentine’s day Our last day in Costa Rica! Ready for a last adventure, we met Eric and Kevin in the hotel lobby who were also going on the river rafting trip. Alberto, our guide, was a well-traveled, super experienced and very funny man who...
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Leaving the ocean / Au-revoir les plages du Pacifique

April 8, 2010
Leaving the ocean / Au-revoir les plages du Pacifique

From Costa Rica Honeymoon Saturday February 13, 2010 One last time we walked down to the beach for a morning workout. We didn’t know that the couple who passed us running on the hill would be sitting at our breakfast table! We had a great meal with them and also met the owner of...
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Manuel Antonio

April 8, 2010
Manuel Antonio

From Costa Rica Honeymoon Friday February 12, 2010 Howler monkeys! They carry their name well. Before daybreak we could hear them socialize in the forest. I wasn’t quite sure they were monkeys because they sound a bit like a large pack of big dogs with rough voices. But howler monkeys they were. We saw...
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Traveling day / En route

April 7, 2010
Traveling day / En route

From Costa Rica Honeymoon Thursday February 11, 2010 Started the day early with a short run and work out on the beach We went to the rocky point where we saw many crabs basking in the sun. We got our first swim in and I am now comfortably sitting in a hammock watching the...
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The child within / L'enfant caché

April 2, 2010
The child within / L'enfant caché

Today I watched my daughter engage with others and have fun at the playground without me and a little piece of me cried. She’s growing up; every day she can do a little more, a little better. Every day she needs me a little less. I want to see her thrive and am excited...
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Like a million bucks / Comme des millionaires…

April 1, 2010
Like a million bucks / Comme des millionaires…

Wednesday February 10, 2010 I woke up several times last night because of the strong winds that were shaking our house like an earthquake would! In the morning, we could see heavy gray clouds riding fast over the mountain crest, though the rest of the sky was perfectly blue.  Surprisingly the temperature was still...
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Santa Elena

March 31, 2010
Santa Elena

Mardi 9 Février,   On commence la journée avec une marche dans la réserve naturelle de la forêt nuageuse de Santa Elena avec notre guide, David, et deux suissesses d’Argovie d’où je suis originaire. J’ai même sorti mon meilleur allemand! Visiter la forêt pendant la journée est une expérience très differente de notre ballade nocturne de...
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Cloud forest / Dans les nuages

March 30, 2010
Cloud forest / Dans les nuages

Monday February 8  Late in the night, I woke up to the sound of torrential rains which… quickly put me back to sleep once I figured what it was.  Yummy, yummy Breakfast at la Choza, recommended by our hotel, and off we went to La Catarata Fortuna; a 100 foot waterfall you can reach by climbing down...
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Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna

March 29, 2010
Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna

Sun February 7 We took advantage of the gym this morning before heading out of San Jose towards Volcano Arenal. We drove on winding roads to the summit of forest covered hills each delivering breathtaking views of the country below and eventually into the country’s very flat lowlands. There are no road signs to...
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