Post Mortem

We learned a lot about ourselves on this trip to Costa Rica. 1. Not knowing the language can be a big problem. Having a convincing Spanish accent does not mean you understand or can be understood. Nailing the nouns is one thing. It’s far more important to be able to use and understand the correct […]

Casa Costa Rica

I thought we’d enjoy staying “off the beaten path” when we traveled to Costa Rica in March. Last summer, I cruised the internet until I found a something that caught my eye — a group of four hand-crafted bamboo houses on the Osa Peninsula built by an American couple from Austin, Texas. We had our […]

Wild Things

Our favorite things about Costa Rica were the creatures we encountered both inside and outside our bamboo house. Our first discovery was the foot-long gekko in the shower. Then the critters both inside and outside the bug tent. Thankfully, there were no mosquitoes or biting insects at all. Here are a few highlights that we […]

Corcovado National Park

Alarms on both iPhones woke us up at 4:15 am. We downed a quick breakfast of granola and a cup of coffee while gathering supplies for the day hike. Thinking ahead, David filled the Platypus with 2 liters of water and popped it in the fridge overnight. It would still sweat, but everything is vaguely […]