Tuesday, January 19, 2010
[This guy and girl was the source of much laughter with the kitchies...]
What an experience :)
FINALLY GOING HOME!
But not after being delayed on the runway for over an hour in Costa Rica. Then the challenge was getting through security and customs and making it on our connecting flight to Springfield.
We ended up making it to SGF... never was I so happy to be in Springfield. Mom, Brad, Kari, and Evan met me at the airport when I flew in. I remember seeing them through the glass as we were walking out from the gate and next thing I know Evan is running towards me. He even ran through some guys legs to get to me :)
Now my luggage... because our flights were delayed our luggage didn't make it on our flight, but luckily it was on the next flight into Springfield.
What a trip to Costa Rica.... what fun! But I was so happy to be home :)
Monday, January 18, 2010
[After the rock incident, we then had to pass over this bridge... comforting, huh? And the water didn't look like something that we should swim in...]
We finally made it to the place we were heading and chose to zipline, horseback ride, and ride in the sky tram. Ziplining was so much fun but so scary to start out.... being hung by a harness to this cable hundreds of feet over the forest and having someone push you off a platform to go flying through the air. :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It was an hour and a half bus ride to get to Puntarenas from Alajuela where we boarded a catamaran that took us to Isla Tortuga!!!! Finally, we were heading to a beach :) Fishing is still a very popular career for many people in the area.... and many of the boats are very old!
The beach!!!!! A great day for the beach too!There was even a band playing while we ate lunch... they were good.Kayaking for 30 minutes = $5.... we kayaked from this point to the other island (that you can see on the left.) I was slightly scared because of the VERY large waves, but I did it!A pretty sunset on the way back. On the way back to the dock we were all pretty much falling asleep on the boat.
And all of the oxcarts are still handpainted! You could tell this guy was proud of his work when we asked if we could take a picture of him painting!
So day 5 was the beginning of even more fun for us! It was very cool getting to travel outside of Alajuela to see what the other areas of Costa Rica were like. We were all really tired when we arrived at our houses that evening! only 2 more full days left...