The Obligatory Vacation Post

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Costa Rica was absolutely fabulous. I loved it. The beaches were beautiful, the water was a clear green, and the waves were large enough to slam me to the ground. I was once so bowled over from a wave that I received a very nice gash on the back of my head from the rock I hit on the bottom of the ocean. I could see my feet in the water.

We watched a beautiful sunset from Villa Caletas, near Jaco. We went on a zip line through the treetops, hiked three hours down to a waterfall and back (which made me painfully aware of how out of shape I was), wandered for a couple hours through Manuel Antonio Reserve looking in vain for el mono (a monkey), and we lay prostrate in the sun on beautiful beaches.

We saw tucans, coati, fish, a huge sea turtle, green poison arrow frogs, termites, ants, a roach, crabs, iguanas, bats, blue morphos, various other insects, lots of birds, and sloths.

I read three and a half books. I did not get a sunburn, but I do have blisters on my feet.

I tried the local liquor, called Quaro, which is oddly somewhere in between rum and vodka. It is bueno. The food, which involved a lot of fish, was wonderful. The people were very nice.

It was not an expensive trip and we were able to go somewhere fabulous and international with beaches. I think everyone should get up and go. Right meow.

–Jane, rested but not quite ready to face the world

3 thoughts on “The Obligatory Vacation Post

  • August 17, 2006 at 8:25 am

    This definitely makes me want to go. Hey, anytime you can get the local liquor, beautiful scenery, and food, it’s all bueno. Best, and keep on blogging.

  • August 17, 2006 at 9:19 am

    Green waters? I know you are blind, but I didn’t know you were color blind too. I’ll never ask you for advice on color matching ever again. Those waters were as blue as it gets. Except maybe at deep sea.

  • August 17, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Ok, blue green, geez. And for the record, we never agree about what is blue or green. Why should this be any different?

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