Our blessed land has been . . . blessed . . . with a storm which has blown away the toxic air (temporarily), which means I am no longer grouchy, so I can finally update my blog with happy pictures.
So without further ado, here is a recap of our first few days in Costa Rica:
We had to fly on 4 different airplanes before we arrived in Costa Rica (oh, the joys of flying standby), so the first night of our trip was spent in the Washington DC/Dulles airport like this:
and this:13 hour layovers are not fun. Especially if your next flight leaves at 6:30 a.m.
Needless to say, once we arrived, we didn't have much energy to go see many sites. So we hung out around the house and played Foosball while the girls pretended to be beautiful mermaids.
The next day, we drove to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Here are some pictures of some stuff we saw:
Fog (on the drive up there):
Toucans (and many other birds). I actually held it on my arm and fed it some fruit. It was pretty freaking cool:
A pretty jaguar:
...who clearly did not like it when my mom meowed at him:
Coati (they were really cute and they let us feed them):
Darling little frogs:
So darling, in fact, that they get 3 more pictures.
And of course, waterfalls:
We also saw monkeys, a puma, lots of hummingbirds, macaws, and we drank fresh dulce agua (and met the cow who so generously donated her milk for that tasty drink).
After we spent a few hours there, we were on our way back to my bro's house.
Traffic was as slow as a herd of cows. Oh wait- traffic was a herd of cows. Hm...
So... that wraps it up for days 1-2. Up next- more waterfalls and some zip lining! WOO HOO!