Saturday, May 3, 2008

Manuel Antonio...

Sometimes it's so beautiful here I have to remind myself that it's real! Manuel Antonio Park was as exciting as I thought it would be. Iguanas were everywhere! As we were hiking around the pennensila to find the beach we wanted, Paige ran out through the brush to get a better view and screamed. Then said, "Oh I thought that was real!" Then Troy replies, "It is real!!! Mom come check this out!" There was a HUGE iguana about 2 feet from Paige. She slowly backed up and then we were able to enjoy the reptile better. There were 4 of them in this particular spot. We are guessing they were guarding a nest. Iguanas are known to charge at humans if they feel threatened.

We also saw these rather large ants and some were carrying leaves on their backs. While the picture doesn't do it justice, it was pretty impressive to see in person.

We also saw a sloth. It was high up in the trees so the picture isn't that clear. That's why I didn't post one. But they are soooooo sloooooooow. It was funny to watch him move from one branch to another.

T,D,P and A on the first of many rocks they climbed today.

1 comment:

TICA MACHA said...

Chances are, you passed right by my house to go to Manuel Antonio. Isn't it just amazing at the park? Were you at the picnic tables at lunch when all the capuchin monkeys raid it? I was in monkey heaven. Did the kids see the sloths? I got some great photos of one mother sloth and her baby (search "sloth" on my blog).
Costa Rica is an amazing place with many creatures. Promise to have the kids look with their eyes and not their hands because some can be dangerous.
Wishing you the best in your new country.