Monday, January 27, 2014

Costa Rica

On the suspension bridges.  I couldn't look down or I would lose my lunch!  Notice the death grip on the side of the bridge?   It rained on us the first 7 days.  No wonder sloths have plants growing in their fur.
We are home from our vacation to Costa Rica.  We had a fabulous time, enjoyed the warm weather, the rain, the beach and hot sunny weather, and the food.  I took over a thousand pictures (that is only 100 pictures a day) but thought I would only share a few with you.  I'm saving to go back!

The view from the suspension bridge. This is the canopy of the rainforest.

This moth was the size of a quarter!  Sunning himself.

Dancers before lunch.  

Iguanas on the top of a tree.  

The Beach.
A friend on the beach.

One of our many beautiful hikes.

A curious monkey during a walk through a national park.  He really was this close.

Dave found a new friend.

Tropical flower.
The kids did a good job keeping the dogs alive.  The Bboy started classes and it stayed above zero the whole time we were gone.  The East coast is freezing and buried under snow, and Fairbanks had to close schools because of the warm temperatures and freezing rain.  It was unsafe to drive busses.  It amazes me how different each environment is.

1 year ago:   Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese Flatbread
2 years ago: Saturday Morning Coffee with Donna

January 27, 2014   Daylight 6hrs. 24 min. 52 sec.  Temp. H 28/ L18°F


  1. Great trip! Fab photos! Welcome back!

    Now GET BACK TO WORK! :) Us poor shmoes left shivering in winter are in need of entertainment!

    1. It's good to know I've been missed! You should move to Fairbanks, it is warmer here than 80% of the U.S.

    2. I think you're even a few degrees warmer than us here near Edmonton! But I'm in awe that you can handle the short days up there. We're in between - far enough north for depressing winters, not far enough for long endless summer days! Do you have a veg garden? A blog on what you plant for short seasons would be great, although I've heard you can grow massive veg with the long days.

    3. Hey Lindsay, I do have a garden...just enough to make me feel like I'm a farmer! Mostly cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, carrots. I also have a green house for tomatoes and cucumbers. I have some pictures of my broccoli at


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