Photographic evidence

This will be a pictures-mostly post for a couple of reasons.  First, we are in a resort on the slopes of a dormant volcano.  The only internet access we have is at the restaurant, although I’m surprised we have any at all.  J-M is watching me type and that gets boring real quick.  I promised him I’d just upload a couple photos.

Also, there’s so much to say about today’s trip but words fail me.  We rented a 4×4 and drove from the beach to the volcanoes.  We were in transition most of the day, from one hotel to the next, but the transition was so fascinating, to travel past ranches, into the city, and up into the hills.  We are definitely seeing another part of Costa Rican life. Let me give you a couple snapshots.


Where we came from – Guacamaya Lodge.  Those are the bushes where the hummingbirds visited us last night.


Our rented 4×4 – Suzuki Jimmy.  J-M barely fits.


We stopped and took a lot of photos, including photos of taking photos.  (Don’t I look like I know what I’m doing because I borrowed my friend’s paparazzi lens?) We would have arrived in half the time if we didn’t stop every few seconds.  Look at THAT!


Like where we’re headed…


Or how about the VULTURES right out of a Disney movie.


There’s nothing for miles and then a school house.


This poor little calf on the road escaped from the pasture.  A clue as to why there are so many dogs around?  These two were keeping him company.


Look up, waaay up.  The depth perception is hard to see in this photo, but that’s a steep incline with dense forest opening up to a pasture on the top of the hill.  See the horsies?


A few homes like this spot these hills.  Note the satellite. Note the dog.


This house isse vende (for sale).  J-M suggested it would be the perfect retreat for me to blog.

J-M also suggested I post the words mi corazon in the middle of my blog just to make it more Costa Rican.  Because he’s bored, I’ve obliged.


I just liked this colourful guy, struttin’ his stuff.


Men walking these winding paths.  We are so fascinated this place, I would love to sit down with them and hear about life in the hills.  As it is, we say hola! as we pass by and will never meet again.


We see lots of people riding bikes like this one.  J-M suggested it would be a good way to travel around here.  I suggested that he forgot the ups that accompany the downs…

Last one!  This is me tonight, Facebooking with my sweet Mallory!  It still freaks me out that I can access the internet from places that are so hard to reach by car.

Tomorrow we’re horseback riding and zip lining.  Yipes!

OK, the limits of J-M’s patience have been fully tested (and found wanting).  Must go!

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8 thoughts on “Photographic evidence

  1. Sounds like a wonderful time Lori! Have fun tomorrow – I’ve always wanted to do the zip line thing! Did you end up buying a paparazzi lens for your camera?

    • Karen, don’t I look so profesh? My friend Hayley lent me hers. I’m considering AGAIN whether I’d buy one, but I do find the switching from lens to lens a wee bit inconvenient – as you remember from Ghana. Costa Rica is the perfect subject for the long lens, though. I’ll keep using it while I’m here, I’m sure…

      • But when you do use the paps lens, you can take amazing pictures…like two girls with African basket weavers under the hot African sun under a baobob tree. Totally worth if you ask me! One of my favorite pictures from our trip!

      • True enough. One good picture could make it all worth it! I’d have to travel more to justify it, though… ;)

    • Thanks Chels! The adventure portion might be postponed. It’s raining heavily. We’re trying to decide whether we should still go…

  2. lor – come with me to nz sometime – that will increase your traveling and create the need for the lens!! and you can see my fave place in the whole world!! miss you, my beautiful friend!

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