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Wednesday 3/15: Pool Day + (amazing) Venado Caves experience!!

Wednesday 3/15, Day 5 in Costa Rica: Started out the morning, as usual, on the patio. Check out the cool clouds around 7 a.m: 30 minutes later, it looked like this: The weather is very changeable in Costa Rica! The clouds come and go very freely. 🙂 We went off to breakfast, also as usual.… Continue reading Wednesday 3/15: Pool Day + (amazing) Venado Caves experience!!

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Tuesday 3/14: Safari River Float and Mistico Hanging Bridges

Tuesday morning was the BEST and clearest view of the volcano yet! (And really, most mornings have been pretty clear.) But Tuesday had a great blue sky. We learned that the volcano is active, but it’s in a “resting phase”. It lasted erupted in 1968. It still releases smoke, though! See below. That’s smoke, not… Continue reading Tuesday 3/14: Safari River Float and Mistico Hanging Bridges

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Monday 3/13: Rio Celeste day

Ahh, falling a little behind… big surprise…. 😅 Monday, March 13 I had planned that we would do a day trip to the Tenorio Volcano National Park, where the beautiful Rio Celeste is. It’s a river/waterfall that is a brilliant, incredible BLUE (celeste) color. It is about an hour away from La Fortuna where we… Continue reading Monday 3/13: Rio Celeste day

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Sunday 3/12 afternoon- hot springs + rainforest walk (and SLOTHS!)

Sunday, 3/12: Part 2 (afternoon) Okay, so in last post I shared the volcano pics and ziplining adventure! Picking up there. Hot springs/pool time: After ziplining we drove back to the resort (it was maybe 12:30 or so). My mom had stayed back just relaxing on her own (ziplining is not her thing). The plan… Continue reading Sunday 3/12 afternoon- hot springs + rainforest walk (and SLOTHS!)

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Volcano overload and zipline adventures!!

Sunday, March 12 Sunday morning I woke up around 7 a.m. and felt like it seemed like a lot of light was coming in around the curtains… so I jumped out of bed to see if it was CLEAR at the volcano!! And it was!!! I stepped out on our patio to this view: From… Continue reading Volcano overload and zipline adventures!!

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A packing post (aka, how not to pack…)

Coming at you from O’Hare Airport… current view: Yes, they brought a fold up chess board. 🙂 It’s 10:33 p.m and our flight doesn’t leave until after midnight, so… I have time to kill. I had a request for how I packed all my stuff into a relatively small carry-on for a full 2 week… Continue reading A packing post (aka, how not to pack…)

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Wrap up: Friday- Tuesday! Home from Mexico

We're home!! Start to finish we were gone two weeks to the day. It felt both like a long time, and a short time, all at once. I'm currently in the "drowning but trying to catch up on life" phase right now (as I so nicely put it to someone yesterday who was asking me… Continue reading Wrap up: Friday- Tuesday! Home from Mexico

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Valle de Bravo (Day 2) —> CDMX

Thursday, August 18 After our extremely late night on Wednesday, I was dead to the world Thursday morning until after 9 am. Might have been 10- I can’t remember!! Ivan and Ethan were apparently up by 8 am sitting outside. It was a beautiful morning. I felt somewhat like I had been run over by… Continue reading Valle de Bravo (Day 2) —> CDMX

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Valle de Bravo, Day 1

Wednesday, August 17 On Wednesday we had plans to drive to Valle de Bravo, another small town about an hour and half west this time of Toluca. I was not initially super thrilled about this, not because I didn’t want to go- I did, very much- but our original plan was to go later in… Continue reading Valle de Bravo, Day 1