Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tortoguero National Forest

We traversed Costa Rica yesterday and are now in the Tortoguero National Forest. Our lodge is deep enough into the rainforest that a family of howler monkeys provided our 5am wake up call today. Most of our day was spent … Continue reading

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Swimming With the Crocodiles

We went on an amazing water raft trip thought the rain forest today on the San Carlos river. The wildlife is truly spectacular. Just a few of the many pictures I took follow: The second half of the float trip … Continue reading

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Zip line!

1.25 miles traveled at 50 mph at 652 feet above the rainforest floor on a zip line. Pictures tomorrow.

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Lizards, Birds & Butterflies

Our first tour day was filled with adventure and great weather. They call this part of June “St John’s Summer” when the rainy season takes a break for 2 weeks. The countryside is simply stunning, and the jungles amazingly green … Continue reading

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I found paradise

6/24/2012 Noon Dear Oregon, I love you dearly … really I do. But I found paradise today and it turns out it’s not anywhere near you. I’m sorry but I’ve decided to never leave Costa Rica. Be well. Warmest regards, … Continue reading

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Pura Vida!

6/23/2012 Today we travel to Costa Rica. It’s a terribly long day starting at 3am. We caught a 5:55am flight out of PDX and had what seemed like an endless 5 hour layover in Houston. The kids did great amusing … Continue reading

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All Packed!

Nothing says vacation like 4 packed duffles! Tomorrow night this time and we’ll be in Costa Rica!  

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