CoastaWreekuh! (an intro)

We spent most of Feb-you-wary (2014) just north of the eek!weightor.  This was the furthest south on our planet I have ever been (9 – 10 deg. N)

Following is a “kwykkee” sketsch.  Trust you, mee, more (and not necessarily any more “in depth” (or no depth at all) will follow.  Some high?lights:

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Betty and new grandson (Henry Alexander George) wait at the Sansa (“Puddlejumper”) airlines terminal for our flight from San Jose to Liberia.  Henry turned 3 months, then 100 days old on this trip.  Below, mom (Rachel) holds Enrique while at Playa Conchal.

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Betty basks, standing in the big bathtub which is also known as the Pacific.

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Hard to berleave that ooglay decrippit ol’ me has such an elegant daughter, eh?

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We frequently visited Playa Minas, a bit more remote and sometimes had it all to ourselves!

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The snorkin’ wasn’t half-bad here either.  A troop (troupe?) of howler monkeys resides nearby.

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Rachel and older son, Eddie (2 years).

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Vast, and relatively clear unpolluted water …

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We took a trip inland to Volcan Rincon national park.  Rachel and Henry wander the grounds of the excellent Lodge (Hacienda Montaña Rincon de la Vieja or something like that) nearby.

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The volcano (actually, there are 5 craters — so I don’t know if this is Rincon exactly) and our cabin ‘nestled’ in the forest.  Highly recommended.

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Ah, senior love.  Just an elderly couple on a promontory in Playa Flamingo (Glamingo).  Rachel said that this area, north of where we stayed, reminded her of the Mediterranean.

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Of all the wildlife we encountered (don’t ask about the 6-foot-long constrictor 20 feet away which might have been considering Henry) — this stick insect was pretty neat.  It was REALLY convincing — very stick/wood-like.  Fortunately it was convinced to leave the barbeque grill before we fired it up that night.

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The Georges emerge from the sea …

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We were joined after a week by Rachel’s brother (and our son) Tom.  He bonds with his youngest nephew …

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( Uncle/nephew bonding, cont. )

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One way to see the country “up close” is from within a 12-seater.  Almost a Betunada personal airplane (we did share this with 4 or 5 others).

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Sigh.  We’re “back” to whatever it was — and my two or three semi-regular readers will have the chance for more upcoming Betunada foreign follies –>

(“estamos basura blanca en las playas extranjeras”)

13 thoughts on “CoastaWreekuh! (an intro)

    • yerrrite! hence PJ Air … it was an escape from the snow which covered the ground in all our respective homes when we left — including portland! daytime highs were in the low 90’s! (whew!)

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    • i thought so, but deb and T (& S) didn’t think so. T & S mostly “tolerated” and D wuzz “touristas” for a week (& therefore not happy). i was “in my element” however, smokin’ a havana in the hammock w/either cervez or flor-de-caño rum nearby …

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    • i think “the babies (& me)” almost always have fun! but like i mentioned to you at “your place” — YOU’ll “get your spanish on” if you visited this country, i’m sure!

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  1. Hey betunada!
    Thanks for the email message and for the heads up about your CR posts. It is great to read about your experiences (in English and Spanish, which I know you insist is bad but it really isn’t!). :) How did you enjoy the stay in Conchal? Were you pleased with the rental?
    Pura vida amigo!

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    • Nikki: i’ll answer this over at your site. briefly: I (for one) enjoyed my stay at Conchal (the name of our place was Villas La Paz), and I was basically pleased with it (not everyone in our group was!).

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