Friday, December 2, 2011

And The Rest Of The Story

Suffice it to say........ the rest of the time spent on vacation with our kids was memorable!
A few of the highlights were:
The educational and informative and really fun tour of the Cafe Britt Coffe Plantation--who knew coffee had such an interesting history!!!
The Lodge where we spent the night near the Poas Volcano. (the clouds prevented us from seeing the volcano, but the lodge (and great food) was worth the drive up the mountain.
Manuel Antonio...the hike in the jungle, the monkeys outside our balcony and the amazingly beautiful beach.
The resort in Punteranas (our Christmas present from our daughter and son in law)...lots of great food and  just some relaxing beach time! Melynda and Brent have already been missing the fresh fruit and breakfast beer.....
The wonderful boat trip to and from the beach on Tortuga Island (and the great food) .
Melynda and Brent reluctantly left Monday to go back home to Denver to their cats, their jobs and snow.
We are back in San Jose in our little apartment in the big city.
Back to learning more about life in Costa Rica and it's people.
Back to learning how to find our way around.
The language is beginning to sound a bit more familiar even if we still don't know what people are saying to us a good part of the time
.We both see beginning Spanish classes  in our not too distant future.
Last night was our first attempt at making  Gallo Pinto (the staple food for all Costa Ricans).
It was very good, but we are not quite ready to have our Costa Rican neighbor test it yet...
Tomorrow we are looking forward to attending (not yet participating) an art show in Escazu---will report on that later.
Following are some recent pictures.
Our friends outside our windows
A very slow moving sloth!
Connie & Michael on Torguga Island

Brent & Melynda out on the pier

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