Monday, November 9, 2009

told the kids

... about our next family adventure.
We will be leaving after Christmas for the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Ron & I have never been there -- although we have travelled to several other countries. Thought we'd experience this little adventure with the kids this time. yeah!!!!We will be flying into Liberia and renting a car; travelling then into Tamarindo, where we will stay at a hotel for 1 night -- the restaurant is called "The Monkey Bar" or something like that and boasts its name from having monkeys grace the eating area in the restaurant. Don't know what to think of that, but's an adventure, right?!?
We will then be driving to Playa Grande and renting this beautiful home for 5 nights (see below). It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, its own pool, outside grill & a seperate pool house. WAY too much for our family of 5, but no one else wanted to join us :( The house is only 5 minutes walking distance to the Playa Grande beach -- a world-famous beach for its surfing (i know what you are all thinking) and its nesting ground for the Leatherback Turtles; the world's largest turtles. We are seriously hoping to see some right on the beach.
After a 5 night stay in Playa Grande, we will drive to Playa Langosta (very close to Tamarindo), where we will rent this condo for the next 4 nights (see photo below). It's RIGHT ON THE BEACH!!!!!! I'm excited about this place because it's within walking distance of everything.......the grocery store, the restaurants, the bakery, the lounges for us & arcades for the kids, etc. The pool is just a stones-throw from our apartment andd apparently I can see the kids swimming right from the kitchen. Our condo is the one that you see closest to that big tree on the beach -- 1st and 2nd floor. Awesome snorkelling is just around this little corner on the beach, as the waves right infront of the condo look pretty BIG.
Can't wait to experience this with the kids this time. Makes me smile.

So........lots of excitement here at the Hildebrand-Ranch!!!!! Now we just have to decide whether to get Christmas gifts for the kids?!? Maybe snorkel-gear would be suitable this year.

thinking {from the farm},


  1. Sounds like a great trip and those condos look fabulous. Can't wait to see the photos and layouts.

  2. Looks amazing!! I'm so glad for you guys... you really deserve to have an absolutely fantastic family holiday :) Maybe sometime our family can join you... that is way too nice of a place to just have the 5 at :) Love ya, Allison