North America · 17 Days · 28 Moments · June 2017

Brenda and Phil's adventure in Costa Rica


4 July 2017

Hotel towell art cracked me up.
Last moment on our deck before we flew 2 legs in tiny plane to San Jose

3 July 2017

Trip to Corcovado National Park. Did not see tapirs but saw lots of prints. Coatis, monkeys, birds and an anteater. Torrential rain on way back that continued into the night. 2 loudest/closest lightening I have ever experienced.

2 July 2017

Pura Vida
20 minute hike to beach. Lots of white faced monkeys

1 July 2017

Twilight tour around our lodge
Mangrove tour today. Macaws, monkeys, a sloth, lizards, owls, bats, crocodiles.

30 June 2017

Scuba adventure today. Saw spotted dolphins on way to CaƱo Island. 2 dives. A dozen or more white tipped fin sharks, morey and garden eels, octopus, large star fish, large sting ray, sand rays and so many different fish. Only a little rain today. Vine snake at lunch....

29 June 2017

Our bungalow is a long trek up into the jungle. But the view from our private deck.... new friends - 3 bats
San Jose to Osa Peninsula. Up at 4:30. Car, small plane and boat ride down river. Low tide. After 4 attempts we finally made it through waves out into the ocean. And it was pouring rain. Crocodile to greet us in river in front of our ecolodge, Aguila de Osa

27 June 2017

DAY ziplining
Can you see the sloth asleep in a tree, small viper on branch, jumper viper base of tree and the poisonous tree frog? Many beautiful plants
Arenal Hanging Bridge Tour.

26 June 2017

Our evening down at the hot springs.
Travel to Arenal Volcano. Tabacon Hot Springs Resort. Apparently it is my birthday....

25 June 2017

Pura Vida

23 June 2017

Sad to have lost my last uncle at age 94. Here is all the cousins in 1960....
Afternoon cribbage and tapas.
Kayaking and snorkeling Chora Isla. 2 begging raccoons and iguanas..

22 June 2017

Late afternoon lunch at Gusto Beach Restaurant after swimming in pool at our little lodge. Tonight we get to hopefully see some turtles hatch.
Secret beach 3 km thru jungle. Our breakfast area. Out of pool- now to town for lunch and supplies.

21 June 2017

Have made it, even though GPS died. Rain, green and my WC little friend. Electricity went out when we came back from dinner. Today we explore.
Leaving Houston. Costa Rica here we come!

20 June 2017

Last night with our gracious host Bubba in Phx. Ready to get out of the heat and get to the beach. Will be missing our baby as she leaves for her adventure

19 June 2017

Bon Voyage concert in Mesa. 1 more day of rehearsals....

18 June 2017

First day of band and choir rehearsal. Met up with some of the Flag group.

17 June 2017

The adventures begin! Off to Phx for 3 days where Connor has rehearsals for her AZ Ambassadors of Music trip to Europe.