Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 2 & 3 photo updates

We've been busy the last 2 days.

Day 2:
We explored to the left of our beach and found our way along the sand to the edge of the estuary. There was NO ONE there and the kids had some fun writing in the sand with their new-found shell "pencils". There are hundreds of them found on the beach. This message is for everyone:

Carter found some "quick sand" and had some fun with his daddy.
Asha likes to draw lines in the sand whenever we walk somewhere so "we will find our way back home later."
After a yummy lunch at the house, we were off to the beach AGAIN!!!!! for some more wave-catching. We haven't quite figured out the "surfer-dude-lingo" here -- nor do we want to.
Asha likes to wear her googles on the beach when she gets too close to the waves. Although her brother & sister think she looks a little dorky, I think it's so cute!!!!!
In the evening, Dare took this great shot of Ron & I sitting on the beach watching the sunset.
The morning of Day 3 found us adventuring on a very small boat for an Estuary Tour.

Although it is usually very unlikely to see anything besides some birds and a few monkeys, we were lucky enough to come across this 9 ft croc who swam right underneath our 12 ft boat!!!!!!

About 1 minute after we saw the croc, our guide (Enrique) told us to get out of the boat and follow him down this tiny little path in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle!!!!! Is anyone else getting a little nervous as I relive the moment?!? Anyway.......Ron & I hauled our three precious children out of the boat (in the middle of the jungle) and told them to "follow the man" (Enrique promised me there would be NO SNAKES).
And we found these little darlings in the trees high above our heads. Enrique howled like these Howler Monkeys and they would answer him back -- mostly by throwing stuff at us & peeing on some of us. I think it will be an experience that we will talk about for a long time.
Then, in the evening, this little monkey devoured a huge cheeseburger & fries at the restaurant in town.
I, on the other hand, had the local dish "Casado" -- rice, fish & beans w/ salad. It was delicious!!!
Another great few days.
Far, far away {from the farm},

1 comment:

  1. Even more awesome photos and memories (not sure I want to experience a monkey peeing on me, but yes, it would be one for the books for years to come!) Keep practicing those photos... you never know what other Tropical location one might need a good photographer along for :) Love ya! Allison