Brigid Travels

Updates from The Road

Back in the USA [2005]

Well, I didn't have access to the blackberry (and now have forgotten the password!) or internet while in Costa Rica, but I'm back in the States now, with lots to report. Right now I'm in Delaware, staying with my sister Julie until my Mom gets out of 'rehab' from her hip replacement surgery.

Highlights of Costa Rica were seeing sloths, toucans, cool lizards and iguanas, monkeys, a river otter and watching a huge green turtle dig a nest, lay its eggs and cover the nest back up when we were in Tortuguero! When we were in Pacuare, we saw amazing rainforest trails and swam in waterfalls, saw the gorgeous blue morphus butterfly patrolling its streams, and had a blast river rafting (class 4 rapids - I fell out - the only one!).

When we headed south, the trip was definitely winding down and the weather was a bit worse so we came back to San Jose (our hub) a day early. But it was quite an adventure even getting to where we stayed - small plane to gravel runway to openback truck to horse to cross the river, to 4x4 to boat to dock... but more on that when I write about it in more detail :)

And our 'hub' location, where we stayed between each location, Rosa del Paseo hotel, was incredible - such helpful staff, beautiful, convenient and great cell service! So it was a wonderful time, and both Anette and I are just left to wonder how this trip can possibly be topped!!

I'll fill in some of the details in a bit :)