Sunday, February 27, 2011

From Costa Rica

I wasn't going to blog from Costa Rica, but the kids are still sleeping, the rain is falling in huge sheets and I have two bars of wifi, which is unusual. I am writing from my iPad so excuse any typos.

I love it here. I love the remoteness, simplicty, lush landscape, rich coffee, warm rain, and the mystery and intrigue of the jungle. Sometimes I think we don't know how caught up we are in our daily routines and to-do lists until we plop ourselves down in an environment that forces us to slow down and to do it all a bit differently. Now if I can just bottle this and bring it home...

From the moment I stepped off the plane in San Jose, I was utterly relaxed. Yesterday we ziplined through the canopy of the jungle, soaring over and through the thick forest. It was pouring rain and I was so in the moment of feeling the water on my face and taking it all in.

I have not run a step since being here, not even to take a quick crap, but that's okay. From our hotel there is nowhere to run but on the one busy road that goes into town. I'm pretty sure I would become part of someone's windshield if I tried to run on the road so I'm getting my exercise doing the breast stroke up to the swim up bar.

Tonight we tour the Arenal volcano which I would have an amazing view of right at this moment if it were not for the rain. Holy shit, I can only imagine what the rainy season is like if this is the dry season. Tomorrow we head to Manuel Antonio (the beach! Pacific side) where we should have warm temps and sunshine. I can work on my tan and try to find the one gay, nude beach for some true sightseeing. I never sausage a place!!

Sorry you all can't be here, but then this little bungalow would be mighty crowded.

It's good to be away,

SUAR

27 comments:

  1. Shut off the computer...find a rum & coke and relax.....

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  2. I never sausage a place!!

    too funny.

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  3. Hey - rain even sounds good - considering that the temp is probably in the 80's . . . . from someone who rain in 12 degree temps yesterday, brrrrrr!

    We willl be in Key West next week and I CAN'T WAIT!

    ENJOY and soak up the sun and relaxation!

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  4. Sounds like a fabulous trip! Enjoy.

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  5. Sounds JUST perfect. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

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  6. Sounds Awesome! Eat lots of great food!

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  7. Oh you bring back such wonderful memories! Enjoy every minute.

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  8. Sounds like heaven!

    Now put the computer away for the rest of your vacation! We'll be here waiting when you get back :)

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  9. Sounds like you are having a blast! Have a great rest of your trip!

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  10. What a fun trip!

    Keep up the breast strokes to the swim bar! :)

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  11. Sounds awesome!!! I hope you have a great rest of your trip! :)

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  12. The zipline sounds like lots of fun. Enjoy your holiday (I was going to say break but then remembered your hip and thought better of it)

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  13. I've always wanted to go ziplining! It just looks SO fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

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  14. Sounds wonderful! So glad you are relaxing.

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  15. Rain in the jungle is like a dream or a Rudyard Kipling story. I'm jealous. Although I guess it's just as humid here and basically jungle, too (Stops typing to listen to neighbor cut down banana tree with chain saw).

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  16. Glad to hear you're having fun. I have Costa Rica envy, which is ridiculous, because I just got back from Florida and I could perfectly well go to Costa Rica (or anywhere else) if there weren't so much cool stuff going on at work right now. Which reminds me (again) how lucky I am and dispels the envy further, so have fun and take lots of pics to share with those of us who can't get away again right now!

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  17. yay for vacations. but get off your computer and go draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank ;)

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  18. I'm jealous! Hope you're having a marvelous time!

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  19. Man that all sounds nice.

    So .... for this trip it's Shut Up & Rum?

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  20. It's about 81 in Singapore right now? How is the weather in Costa Rica? I wonder what the commoners are doing today?

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  21. Sounds like your having fun!!! I am so jealous!!!

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  22. I hate you.

    But I was curious if you aren't running to take a crap, are you crapping your panties then?

    We went zip lining in hawaii... awesome.

    Enjoy!

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  23. So jealous! I just was celebrating the fact that it was 36 degrees today here in Montana. I ran a half-marathon this weekend and NO JOKE the temperature at the start was -3 degrees! The race is aptly named "Snow Joke", I don't think many of us could laugh cause our faces were frozen!
    Have fun and savor every moment :)

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  24. I am so happy that you are there right now, but I have to admit, I am also oozing with jealousy. Not the mean-spirited kind of jealousy. I have just been dreaming of going to Costa Rica for years now. I want to do a yoga & surf retreat. ENJOY your time there, Beth. :)

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