Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Have Returned...

and I have news... but first a summery of my adventures with my auntie and sweet cousin.

First of all they were just a "pure delight" to have around. I was able to forgo many of my household duties thanks to the support of my sweetheart and munchkins. Thanks guys.

This is the eco-lodge that we stayed in. It used to be an scientific observatory for the Arenal Volcano. The lodge is embedded in the Arenal National Park and was just divine. The grounds were immaculate and lush. It seems to be the closest Hotel/Lodge to the volcano and was quite the drive to get in. Our car with manual transmission made it that much more exciting. In fact before they put the two bridges in you had to 4x4 in.
Thank you bridges!

Just added proof to support my "lush grounds" claim.

We found this hanging bridge off one of our trails to the waterfall.

Here is the Arenal volcano...well at least the bottom half. There are only a few weeks in the year where you are able to gawk at the top. It's usually covered in fluffy clouds. We did hear some crackling and popping as the lava was heading down. That was excitement enough.

Oh my favorite moment...reading a book, on the balcony, a little rain drizzle...yummy. The only thing missing was a hot chocolate in hand.

LOOK at the size of this's of Jurassic proportions.

Just a "GORGEOUS" waterfall we found on one of our hikes.

Same waterfall...just the two old ladies were added. Actually my aunt looks younger than I.
{If you don't know her, you've really missed out on a treat!}

To be continued...same station...same week.

Oh, and for the news..."We are the city and we are so excited!"


Roblynn and Rebekah said...

Pray tell what city? Didn't you love Arenal? We spent some time up there last year and loved it. My hubby and I plan on spending our thirtieth anniversary there in June. Good to hear from you again.

Older and Wisor said...

HEAVEN! And also heaven that you're moving. And even more heaven that it's not the "news" that I thought it might be. YOU KNOW. BECAUSE THAT WOULDN'T BE HEAVEN. haha

Jenny said...

I'm sooo jealous! Looks like you had a great time with the girls! Congrats on the move too, can't wait to hear more about it.