lunes, 30 de julio de 2007

Here are some pictures of some things we did with our Tica Familia, they are so fun!!!!!

Fin de semana con la familia

miércoles, 4 de julio de 2007

My Caribbean Vacation

Here is the link to my album of pictures from Panama and Puerto Viejo I hope you enjoy them!!!!
Caribbean Vacation

martes, 12 de junio de 2007

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, its called Manuel Antonio, we stayed there this past weekend and it was beautiful. It was a different experience for me considering I am not used to iguanas and other creatures running around the beach. But I wish you all could have been there with me.

"Pura Vida" is the Costa Rican saying for "hakuna matata", its pretty common and just plain fun to say!!!!

We all had to cross the little cove to get to the other side of the beach and we looked like a herd of cattle, it was pretty amusing.

I was soo excited I couldn't even open my eyes....or maybe I just blinked :)

I was really tempted to give the monos the banana I took from the hotel, but I didn't.

how cute

Yes there really was a deer randomly walking along the beach, like I said this is not Michigan for sure!!!

Don't know what this is but it looked cool and scary at the same time.

We soaked up the sun, it was awesome and we were burnt!!! Crazy Gringos!!!

Cassi, Anna and I so cute

Just so that everyone knows!!!

This picture is adorable but it wouldn't be complete without Jessica sleeping so ladylike off to the side.

I decided I do not like hermet crabs!!

Chelsea, Rachel, Cassi, Fabricio, Me and Anna, too much fun!!!

Lynn, Megan, Cassi, Anna and Me
Hammock at the hotel

Dinner after a day at the beach, it was one of the best meals I had since coming here!!!

Cassi, Karah, Anna.....Adorable

Beach right by the hotel.

On the way home we stopped at a river. How many crocodiles can you find?....... There were seven total.

Anna and I went out to celebrate Cassi's 20th birthday. Feliz Cumpleanos Cassi!!!

Me, Adriana, Karah and Anna.

Me, Lynn, Birthday girl, Megan and Anna

martes, 5 de junio de 2007

Here is a video of the Volcano slightly errupting, it was pretty cool considering we were not far away at all. You can hear us all in the background...we were all pretty amazed. Hope you enjoy

domingo, 3 de junio de 2007

Here are some from my wonderful weekend at Arenal Volcano, but I will add more later, I have some videos too!!! Hope you all enjoy, Especially Mr.Clanton's ALL STARS!!!

This is a big group of us having dinner after being in the hot springs

Below are some pictures of a strange park we stopped at to look at the interesting shrubbery. It was pretty cool, but someone has WAY too much time on their hands.

Ok.. so this... we think, is a monkey on a bicycle, but I took a picture from the back of him so you can't really tell, but its cool anyway.

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Don't eat me!!!!

This is Las Cataracas de Fortuna!!! Its an absolutely beautiful waterfall!!!

I was thirsty and the water was delicious!!!!!

See that lil person in the background, no thats not me but I swam over there, it was absolutely amazing!!! and the water was beautiful and not too cold!!!

Volcan Arenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was the view from the back door of my hotel room... yeah it had a back door with a patio and a front door with a patio. Nice huh?

Yes, this is what I saw when I walked out the front door of my hotel room, I know be jealous!!!! J/K but really it was sooooo cooool!

Anyone up for a swim!?!?!? This is the swimming area of our hotel "Los Lagos", (the lakes)

Hi girls, this is Anna, Lynn, Megan and Casi

Bienvenidos a los "Aguas Calientes"!!! Here are the amazing hot springs they are sooooo beautiful and relaxing.

Notice the dark sky in the background... yes there was an enormous storm while we were in the hot springs but were any of the native worried?... no just us gringos :)

We don't know what it is that we're standing on but it was big and neat and we took a picture of it.
Cuidado, its a cactus




MONKEYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ME GUST LOS MONOS!!!!!! We finally got to see monkeys, and they were soooo cute, and we saw a rare white hawk, but that wasn't that great but I figured I might as well take a picture anyway.

We went on a hike to see the Volcan Arenal better, and climbed through the volcanic rock, it was a hike let me tell ya, but so gorgeous.

Yes this sign does say "Zone of high volcanic risk, enter at your own risk" But seriously who really pays attention to signs anyway?

Yup... I'm a rock climber and I didn't even take lessons.

Here the volcano is pretty much errupting, well ok maybe just a little, the lava is falling but because it is daylight it doesn't look all orange and red, but its still cool.