OK. So we didn’t exactly know where we were going once we got across the border. We had a shortlist. But I didn’t want to book anything just in case immigration ran […]
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So we walked up hill and down hill then uphill again from the Monteverde house way too early in the morning so we could catch the 4:20am bus to La Irma. We […]
We left the Monteverde house on foot at 3:45am packs and all. Why would we do such a crazy thing you ask. Well to get to the other side of the border […]
No trip to Costa Rica is complete without doing a zip line tour. I have to be honest, I was not thrilled to be doing it. Like I was excited. But terrified. […]
But before we headed home we made a stop at the market to pickup supplies for dinner. Super yummy Lizano Refried Beans. Rice. Tortillas. Lettuce. You have to skip the shredded and […]
After the bus dropped us off we made the short trek back to the house. I am seriously in love with this little mountain village.
So wonderful to walk through the rainforest. I love all the vines and epiphytes.
So the house was just like way more than I ever expected. We had originally wanted to book a little room in a hostel but then I saw this place for $10 […]
We started our day at 5am in preparation for our trip to Monteverde. First we took the boat from Tortuguero to La Pavona. Then we hopped the bus to Cariari then to […]
We stayed in a wonderful little cabina. Clean. Warm shower. On our last day we just wanted to relax and enjoy the jungle. And lucky for us there was a massive thunderstorm […]
What an interesting little village. The isolation is pretty cool. On the way to the village you pass by peoples homes and you may or may not pick them up like a […]
OK. So with all my pre-trip planning I still found it very difficult to get information on how to get to Tortuguero. Tortuguero is only accessible by boat. And using the public […]
As soon as we pulled up to the Airbnb rental and swung open our car doors a boy was waiting and the first thing out of his mouth was, Do you have […]
The quaint little town of Cahuita. Very similar to Alaska. Except instead of guns, they carry machetes. It all works 🙂
We had a great time at the park. The best part was seeing the Capuchin monkeys. They are so cute you just want to cuddle with them!
So we try not to eat out too much. And when we do we try and keep it to casado’s, a “married mans lunch”, basically preset items that you can choose from […]
A few pics of our cool jungle pad!
Note: I would love to say that the kiddos just took it upon themselves to journal in the jungle. But this jungle has internet. So yeah they sat here until the timer […]
So after we made our stop in Limon it was time to make the last hour trek into Cahuita. There’s not much to Limon it’s a small little port town that primarily […]
And it was so tasty. At only 500 Colones, $0.75 US. You can’t beat it!
So we just stayed the one night in Alejuela, a suburb of San Jose, and it was on to Cahuita. We first had to Uber to Terminal Atlantico Norte, about 30 minutes, […]
Who would have thought that the first place we stayed would have a suicide shower. I had read about them. So we were prepared. And honestly they’re really not that big of […]
Wow. What a crazy 36 hours. Actually it’s really not that crazy of a story. Thank goodness. The good news is Costa Rica let hubby in. Whew!! Haha and really there’s no […]
Wow! That was a short 24 days. We’re all packed up and ready to go, I always feel like I am missing something. Mostly what I’m forgetting to do here at the […]
Probably our shortest countdown yet. We have been so busy that I didn’t even think about doing a countdown, but I managed to throw something together. I forgot how fun they are […]
So Alaska… It’s still great and all, not just the last frontier; really it’s more the land of opportunity. Let’s see where to begin. The tax job went great, I couldn’t […]
What a whirlwind. Our 58 day adventure has come to and end and now it’s time to start our Alaskan Winter Extravaganza. Lots of new things to look forward to. Dad will […]
And lucky for us we did, because the new Star Wars Launch Bay had just opened a day prior. When we got to the line it was quite long, but just as […]
We had the best time in the museums. There are so many great museums and so much to see. The kiddos desperately wanted to go to the Spy museum so that’s just […]
Space travel totally…but the oceans are right here.
Not surprising I know…But I couldn’t agree more!
So in the museum there is an entire wing dedicated to electricity and innovation, and this is literally the only mention of Tesla. Thank you J.P. Morgan…ugh!
A few hours on the road and we found ourselves back in Washington DC. We were here around this time back in 2012 and loved it so much we thought we would […]
After our tour of the Financial District and quick bite at a local pizzeria it was time to say farewell to New York. It started to get pretty wet outside so I […]
Can you imagine this place in the 80’s? Oh to be a fly on the wall…
Who knew the Bull would be so incredibly busy? And everyone was rubbing the bulls balls, so odd?!? Anyways we saw it…whoo hoo.
This has to be the coolest free thing to do in New York. The 30 minute ferry ride takes you right by the Statue of Liberty and you get great views of […]
Not touristy at all…Right?
After a good nights rest we set off for the Statue of Liberty via the Subway. We picked up a Metro Card, shuffled through the turnstiles, and let Dad lead us to […]
See that’s me and Hubby….we were totally really there…ahhhh I still get goosebumps 🙂
We really lucked out with our hotel find. Right in the middle of Manhattan, just a couple of blocks away from Times Square, and our points covered the entire stay plus parking. […]
After we finished our steaks it was time for the short trip through the Lincoln tunnel into Manhattan. $14.00 later we arrived right in midtown, dropped our bags at the hotel, and […]
Well in our house it was kind of a tie…Kiddos liked Geno’s and Mom and Dad preferred Pat’s. Guess whenever we return to Wharton Street we’ll be standing in both lines, and […]
Olivia and I made our purchase at Pats.
I sent Dad and Ryder over to Genos while…
And I couldn’t leave without trying out a true Philly Cheesesteak