May 26, 2022

Costa Rica, last post

This amazing trip of ours happened way back in January. Whenever I think I will be at a point that I will stay up to the day current on here, life happens. Sometimes in a big way. I think

On our last full day in Costa Rica I took an early morning stroll around the grounds. So lush and green!

My destination was the yoga room for some sunrise yoga to greet the day. I wish I could start every day like this.

The view of the sunrise was mostly blocked by the jungle, but lovely nonetheless

It was just so calming and peaceful.

Our breakfast view was a little bit cloudy, but still perfect.

I loved our little cabin room at the resort. You have a private back deck.

And such a beautiful room. Shouldn't every shower be the size of a room and have a view of the rain forest?

We went on a zipline adventure course in the morning. We started with a sky ride up the mountain.

We paused for some pictures. Another view of the volcano.

We stood on the giant hand of the rain forest. 

And then started the course! 

It was a combination of ladders, ropes, zip lines, rappelling, etc. I think about 15 different experiences, or something like that.

For someone afraid of heights like me, this was quite the fear facing experience. 

Of all the things we did, this one was the most terrifying: The Tarzan swing.

I warned them they were going to have to push me off. I don’t know if they did or not—I was too nervous. But somehow I did it.

And that free fall was totally terrifying and I wouldn’t choose to do it again. 

But once the swing caught you, it was amazing to fly back and forth.

It was such a relief to touch the ground again.

We needed a group hug to celebrate the moment.

While the Tarzan swing was the most terrifying thing, the waterfall rappel was the thing I hated the most. I really, really do not like rappelling. Of course, I’m glad I did it, but I did not enjoy it until I got to the bottom.

We drank from the fresh mountain water before our last zipline.

Our last zipline was the Superman! 

I felt like Peter Pan flying with my shadow down below. Incredible!

And that is pretty much a wrap on our trip to Costa Rica. It was the best way to celebrate Eric’s 40th birthday. These people feel like family and it was like coming home to spend a week with them. We had nights of belly laughter at the dinner table, talks about our kids and life, and experienced grand adventures together. I hope it’s not too long before we can adventure together again.