Saturday, March 20, 2010

Costa Rica

Ryan and I spent a week in Costa Rica this month and had a blast. It was probably one of the most fun vacations I have ever experienced. If I had to describe Costa Rica in two words they would be Jurassic Park. It was such a jungle. There were monkeys right outside out beach house everyday! The only bad part was that I missed Lincoln SO MUCH!!!! Wendy was so nice to watch him for us but she had a pretty horrible week that you can read all about here.

Our group was so awesome. There were 8 of us and we all got along so well and really enjoyed each other. From left to right below, Brad and Danielle Curtis (finishing law school at UVA), Kellen and Sarah Fowler (starting law school at UVA), Carly and Cole Schutjer (friends of the Fowlers from Utah). The Fowlers and the Curtis's did such a great job planning the trip. We rented two four wheel drive cars and spent the first three days in different cities (San Jose, La Fortuna, Monte Verde) doing different activities including volcano viewing, zip lines, waterfall hikes, and hot springs and then spent the last three days surfing at the beach in Manuel Antonia. Good times....great memories....enjoy! (note: these are only pictures from our camera and we're having a picture swapping party tonight with everyone so there may be a part two to this post to come)
Ladies at the beach.
We at ate an incredible restaurant made out of an old airplane.
Ryan Surfing it up
Carly and Cole, me and Ryan, Sarah and Kellen
The beach house we stayed at was beautiful!
Surfs up!

No big deal...the monkeys just come right up to you on the beach. They were kind of freaky little guys. They kind of reminded me of the monkeys on Wizard of Oz.
I Love this picture I took of Brad and Danielle. It is totally candid. That's a couple who's in love. Aren't they the cutest!

Shopping in the market....great shot his candids.

Zip Line Fun!!
The Wobbly Bridge
A little coconut drinking by the water.
No big deal....we just saw a swarm of crocodiles under a bridge one day....they were MASSIVE!

Beautiful Waterfall Hike
Heaven on earth at the hot springs in Tabacon.


Heather Ross said...

What a great vacation to tropical paradise! What a nice memory to have as you start intern year too!

lys said...

I love Costa Rica! I'm glad that you had such a great time. It's really one of the most beautiful places on earth, isn't it?

p.s. Congrats on baby #2!

Mom said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful people.

Billy and Nikki said...

hi my name is cheryl i have a baby that is like 8 months old and im prego and i can still were a bikini in costa rica and look sexy

Ali Snow said...

Cutest swimming suits. Love them. Looks like so much fun and like it was so beautiful. The tarzan swing looked like a lot of fun. Too bad you didn't get to do very much of it. But I do love that you caught your pregnancy confession on tape.

Mike said...

Very cool. Love the Crocs and the monkeys.

DC Diva said...

So much to say...

#1. Ryan never seems very pleased when you're filming.

#2. What is this hat he's sporting? I like! Very Brad Pitt. In fact, in the "candid shopping pic" you look like you are a hollywood couple right out of the tabloids.

#3. You don't look even one day prego.

#4. Can I borrow your "larger" suits for Florida?

#5. I think it's great your pregnancy confession/getting busted is caught on tape.

#6. I love Danielle.

#7. Zip lining, tarzaning and hot springs look SO fun!

#8. I can't even remember all my other thoughts except: SO FUN! I'm glad you did this. I'd take Lincoln, even sick, again in a heartbeat. I WANT TO GO TO CR SOMEDAY!

Wein said...

very impressive filming while on the zip line ryan! looks so fun- thats so great that you not only went to such a recreationally savvy spot- but you went with such good, fun people :)