This is our first Easter in Costa Rica as a family, which finishes off Semana Santa or Holy Week. As far as we can tell they don’t really do the Easter Bunny, egg hunt thing here. Many of the locals take off for the beach this week making it one of the busiest times of
This morning after breakfast and coffee we decided to die some eggs for an Easter egg hunt scheduled later in the morning with some friends. Eli took charge began organizing the eggs into groups of color.
We made it to the last month of pregnancy! Here are a few pics of my current condition, barefoot and pregnant in the jungle. Everything is going really well, we got the crib set up yesterday and I separated all the baby girl clothes into sizes. Only thing is i’ve yet to find newborn
We finally got our first rain of the 2012 year at our new place in Atenas. This officially brings us into what the locals call the winter season. I grabbed the video camera and took a little footage because a picture does not really do it justice. It wasn’t just an afternoon drizzle, it was
After watching his ol’ dad catch a few waves Eli decided that it was his turn to try out a few moves on the surfboard. The problem is that he still can’t swim even though he is getting more and more comfortable in the water. So right now we are working on balance and coordination.
After getting the car all tuned up after our last adventure to Manuel Antonio and Dominical we decided to go on a future home scouting mission to Nicoya Peninsula, specifically Santa Teresa. I checked out hotels and B&Bs on travel adviser and settled on either Otra Lado or Hotel Manala due to their great reviews
We have been spending the last few days on the coast in a little surf town called Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is right next to another town called Mal Pais which means “bad country” in Spanish. I wouldn’t necessarily call it bad country, but it is a little bit like the wild west. The town is on
We picked up a new car the other night for the family. It is a 1988 Nissan Pathfinder XLT 4×4. We have been looking for a car since we got here nearly a month ago. Everything in our price range was pretty beat-up except for a few different trucks that we looked at. We were
Well we’ve been settling in quite nicely in the new town. We’ve eaten at a few restaurants, been to both of the community pools, shopped at all the grocery stores and done business at the bank and post office. The weather has been as close to perfect as weather can be, 60s when you wake
I have nick-named our new place the “tree top house” this is because it sits on top of a cliff surrounded by tree tops whose trunks reach deep into the ravine below. Each morning a number of birds sit in the tree tops singing their morning song. As I sit and work at the desk