25 February 2011

The Second Day

we flew to Drake Bay, to stay at Punta Marenco.
 Wiz is ready for an adventure.
 No one thought Game Boy was weird for drinking coffee at the airport.  (Actually, we live in the PNW.   I think everyone starts drinking coffee in middle school.)
 We flew Nature Air.  All of the airplanes have fabulous paint jobs.
 The view from our cabina.  The Pacific Ocean looks different compared to off the coast of Washington.
 Two, sharp-toothed buzzards sitting in a dead tree were also spotted from our cabin porch.  We didn't do too much the first day except go down to the beach and play in the waves and find seashells.
One of the nice things about the tropics is day and night lengths are pretty uniform.  The sun came up at 6 ish and went down at 6 ish.  It was nice to see a sunset (we don't see that many this time of year due to inversions) when we weren't too tired to enjoy them.

And that is our second day in Costa Rica.

22 February 2011

So, We Went on an Adventure

to Costa Rica--the four of us and The Collar's parents.  Even though we'd flown on a red-eye, we still managed to wander around a bit the first day in San Jose.
 These are Wiz, with the people who stood for freedom.  He's pretty pleased that he wasn't much smaller than them.
 A palm tree under a tropical sun.
 Butterflies in the butterfly garden at the National Museum.
 Another butterfly.
 One of the stone spheres found in the Diquis Delta region.
The diameter of the largest sphere found.  (Wiz is about 4'2" tall.  Okay, yes, I use Wiz for scale.  He doesn't grow as fast as his brother.)

 Can you guess what this is?
A very ornate ceiling for a room we don't usually make ornate.

We didn't do too much that day (red-eye flight, plus one 6'4" tall person + the insomniac, meant no sleep for over 24 hours), but we did see the Mercado, and a few other places, such as the National Museum.  We did much more after we slept a bit.