4.03.2011

volcanoes and waterfalls, oh my! arenal, costa rica (part dos).

our last full day in CR started off with some...

quality time by the pool.
after all, i couldn't come back as white as i left.
a tan is the one sure way of proving you went somewhere tropical and fun for your vacation.

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and reading on the hammock.
hammocks (next to coffee and glue sticks) are God's gift to the world.

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then we headed off to see the VOLCANO!
we could even see smoke coming from the top.
no big deal.
we're hardcore.
:)

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we also took some time to admire the wildlife in the surrounding park.

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and hang out with this guy while monkeys taunted us from the branches.
isn't this tree amazing, though?
MASSIVE doesn't really do it justice.

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and how could i forget this little guy?
a little inconspicuous are we?

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we ended the afternoon by paying a visit to this incredible waterfall...

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and taking a dip in these beautiful streams.

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and of course we had to get a shot in front of the action.
in my first bikini of life.
wow. that was hard to admit.
and maybe a tad embarrassing.

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that night we drove (through crazy, windy roads) back to san jose
so we could rest and be close to the airport for our 7 a.m. flight the next morning.

i like to call this picture...
utter exhaustion.

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we made our flight the next morning and arrived in dallas tired but happy.
the starbucks treat helped.

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and these booties (to wear when you take your shoes off at security) reminded me why i love america so much.

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and as we were in the airport, waiting to get on our flight back to denver, i was thinking about how blessed i am to be able to travel and also be able to come back to a home i love.

i have been given so much more than i could ever deserve.
and i am thankful.

3 comments:

  1. yay! looks like you guys had so much fun. all the food is killing me. kill. ing. me. seriously. I would swim across the ocean for that food right now.

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  2. Glad that you had a great time in CR. Welcome back!

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  3. sooo jealous of your trip! you are so cooool!

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