Our Costa Rica Vacation

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  1. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Okay... I have enough uploaded to share. lol.

    We went to Costa Rica for the week of May 8th and had an amazing time!

    We flew into San Jose and rented a 4x4... first, we drove to La Fortuna to stay near the Arenal Volcano. It's the most active volcano in Costa Rica.

    These birds were so cool... they had little mohawks, and kept hopping down the trail to the volcano:

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    This is Lake Arenal... the biggest lake in Costa Rica... as seen from our hike up:

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    Lava flows from the early 1900s, and Arenal in the background. It was so cloudy...

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    Lava flows and a warning:

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    We found the perfect swinging vine on our hike!

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    After spending a couple of nights in La Fortuna, we continued on our drive towards Monteverde. The roads are really... undeveloped... so we had to take a road allllll the way around the lake to get where we were going.

    Here's Lake Arenal from our drive:

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    And some green hills...

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    We stopped off to take a picture, and this guy bounded down from a hotel yard to say "o hai!"

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  2. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve... so cool.

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    View from the hanging bridge in the park... the white mist is clouds:

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    Hanging on our patio with Imperials. La cerveza de Costa Rica...

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    The patio was private and a nice place to hang out...

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    And here is Poas Volcano... we saw it on our last day. The cloud of smoke is caused by geysers in the crater... and the "lake" is made of sulfuric acid and rain water. Want to go for a swim?

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    Very cool! Looks like an amazing trip, and nthx to the swim :lol-sign:
     
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    Great pictures !! Looks like a grand trip !!
     
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    Looks like an awesome trip! :)
     
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    Wow, really beautiful. I love that last picture
     
  7. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    That looks like a great vacation.
     
  8. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Thanks, everyone!

    We had a blast... I would've stayed forever had the dogs been there, too ;)
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Yeah, and then there's the whole JOB= MONEY = GOODS&SERVICES thing that's so hard to get around, right?
     
  10. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Eh, I'd just carry a machete around and cut down my own food. Then I could build a small shack out of palm fronds and random odds and ends.
     
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    looks like it was a great vac.--gorgeous scenery!
     
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    I would LOVE to go to Costa Rica, it's been on my list for years.

    Sure, I'll go for a swim! It'll be like a full body rejuvenating chemical peel, right? :rofl1:
     
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    Beautiful scenery. Looks like you had a great vacation.
     
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    Funny. That's been a topic of some of my discussions lately :rofl1: There's also fishing! Perfect country for Filas, too :)
     
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    Speaking of Filas, there was actually a Fila in the same hotel yard as the Weimaraner!
     
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    Hopefully the Fila wasn't running loose at the hotel!
     

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