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About ddresdenp

Intel server enabling manager, techie, iPad content junkie, 20yr Intel vet, woodworker, father, husband and unfortunately professional traveler

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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