Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pura Vida!

I think Eric and I are the luckiest people in the world. Eric has embraced my love for traveling and we've done a pretty descent job in our marriage trying to see the country at a time. Last month we were welcomed by


Costa Rica is a stunning place, filled with all sorts of things to see and I feel like we got to experience a little bit of everything!
Eric was in heaven, he surfed every single day. He'll be sad I didn't get any pictures from his "big" waves... these are the baby waves he taught me on :)

Happy Golfer

Happy Driver
Funny story, Eric is deathly afraid of snakes. He hates them. As we pulled around to the 18th hole, we saw this sign and had a little laugh. It's definitely a good thing we didn't see it till the 18th hole because he may have been a little wigged out. As he was putting on the last green, no joke, we heard an alligator literally eating his lunch! There was a swampy area right by us I can still hear the sound vividly in my head of the splashing swamp and a low, roaring attack...yuck! Needless to say, we got out of there as fast as our little golf cart would take us!
Well, more like Eric golfed. This guy can't go anywhere without taking his golf clubs so I was the driver. The weather was perfect and the course was amazing! It was right on the beach, we were like the only people there and to add a little icing to the cake, Eric ended up shooting his best round to date...a 69. I was so happy for him!


Can you see Eric out there?

I Spy trees full of monkeys!

I apologize for this disgusting picture but I just had to demonstrate how humid it is in Costa Rica. This was after a short run on the beach...for someone who doesn't sweat much, I was sweating everywhere! I had no idea it was even possible to sweat from your shins but I assure you; it's possible. 

Rented a terrible looking car called a BeGo
 There is only one paved road where we were in Costa Rica so driving in anything smaller than this was impossible. There was mud and pot holes everywhere!
Doesn't it sound like someone with an accent was trying to say "we go" but then just name the car how it sounded? haha
We be-goin!
Had many romantic dinners on the beach

(This dinner was actually in the jungle, not on the beach)

Sipped coconuts on the beach

Peeled a layer of skin...hence my face.
 Even after I kept coating spf 75!

Saw loads of crab(s?)

Baby Crab

Hung out at our hotel

This was our trade...a round of golf for a message :) It was heavenly

Beach Hopped

Hubba Hubba
But also check out the view through the window :)

Went jet skiing on in the Pacific

Loved EVERYTHING about Costa Rica
Including all of the crazy roads.

Almost got to stay!
Due to a plane malfunction and the rain, we nearly got to spend one extra day. Instead, we waited on the boarded plane for 3 hours for someone to find a mechanic in Costa Rica who could fix the problem :(