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!!
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
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
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!)
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!!
Travel Day and 1st evening in Costa Rica!!
Friday, March 10- Saturday, March 11 We made it!!! First impression is: Oh my goodness, it is beautiful and lush and green and so pretty!! We just finished our first full day (Sunday) which was incredible. I’m so excited! More on that later. Also, I said I might pick 5 photos to share each day….… Continue reading Travel Day and 1st evening in Costa Rica!!
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…)
Welcome to Crazy Town
I like a lot of things about myself, but there are definitely some things I could do without. A big one: I am a worrier. And I perseverate on things. To the point that sometimes when I start going on about something, my mom will say point blank, "You are perseverating.... ". I really do… Continue reading Welcome to Crazy Town
Day 13: Rome to Dublin
Thursday, March 24, 2022 On Thursday we had to say goodbye to Rome. The boys loved Rome so much they were literally begging me to reschedule our flights to extend our stay. Ha! That wasn't happening, but we still did have a couple days in Dublin to look forward to. My parents were ultimately going… Continue reading Day 13: Rome to Dublin
Travel: me vs. him
I woke up at 2 a.m. when Ivan got up to leave for the airport. His flight was at 6 a.m., out of Chicago, which meant a very early departure time from home. YUCK. I am sooo not a fan of super early flights, but I guess on the plus side, they'll be in Mexico… Continue reading Travel: me vs. him