Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pura Vida

Kirby and I had a great time in Costa Rica! Congratulations to Jon and Sam... the wedding was wonderful! Here are some highlights from our trip.

5:30am on Sunday our group pretty much filled up the Spirit Air area.

Once we got to Costa Rica we took a 2 hour bus trip to Jaco. We were all very hungry so we stopped for some snacks and drinks. This was our first attempt to pay in Colones (their money)- very interesting at first, but we got the hang of it.

If you get car sick easily the ride to the condo wouldn't have been for you. All through the mountains- many areas without guardrails.

Finally made it!

First thing the guys did was surf!

A huge group of us walked around town one morning. We bought some souvenirs, ate lunch (had a language barrier with our server), and did a little grocery shopping too. All were great learning experiences!

A little "hole in the wall" bar (all the bars were, really)-

We had a couple cookouts at the condo. We were able to relax and meet some more of Sam & Jon's friends and family.

What a relaxing tram ride to the top of the rainforest. We were able to see a few animals and lots of different trees/leaves.

The King families (Americans & Brits) @ the all you can eat seafood buffet.

Here they are-1 more day until the wedding!

Part of the surfing group in Hermosa.

Wedding night- it rained, but it all turned out great anyways.

Hoffnagle family :)

Pic w/ the PE teachers...

Dinner at The Backyard in Hermosa.

Smoothies with the Baeli's (Braydon- 5 yrs old- told the picture)

Fun in the pool!!

On our way out of Jaco, we stopped to see the alligators.

Bye-bye Jaco, Costa Rica!

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