Filed under: Costa Rica, Family, The girls.
Well the internet went out from Thursday evening to this afternoon (which is saturday) and I must say it was perfect timing! Just the night before the internet went out my sister contacted me saying she found a last minute flight deal to Costa Rica and asked if it would be alright if she came on Saturday!
Let’s just say I’m glad my internet was working so I could say “OF COURSE!”
Well, today is Saturday and my sister is here!!! And I find myself giddy with excitement as I wait for her to wake up from her nap. There is something about the whirlwind last minuteness of it all that has me all a flutter!
Well, my excitement for the visit that lies ahead of us makes me realize I haven’t even shown you all the pictures from our last visit with the Turners!
And what is better than a visit from Grandpa and Grandma? Now for some reason it seems easier to get a picture with Thelma because she is carried everywhere, but look at there awesome shots.
I would like to tell (and show) you EVERYTHING. Right down to this guy who was hanging out near the pool…
We had such a great time, but I will do the best I can in this one post!
Now of all the awesome things we did I really wish I had pictures of the sea turtle we saw. It was such an adventure, especially for Margo because the whole thing took place after dark. The guide took us out to see a leather back sea turtle when it was almost done digging its nest and we saw her lay her eggs! I thought we were just going to look at them! I had no idea we would get to see her lay her eggs, and it was incredible! But of course no pictures because we couldn’t scare the turtle!
But I do have some awesome pictures of when Mom Turner and I took the girls to the “rock beach” (as Margo calls it) while the guys went on a fishing tour. This beach is a good walk to the right where the waves are less big and the rock provide entertainment for the girls!
Caught a picture of Margo mid-spin!
Thelma tried to climb the rocks!
Margo loved the pools that formed around these rocks as the tide went out, and played in them the whole time!
And of course…. Thelma again!
Then, all of a sudden our trip seemed to be coming to an end! I’m not sure how it happened but we were running out of time. One of the last things we did was go to this Monkey Park that Matt and I had driven past a few times. It turns out it is an animal refuge where they rehabilitate animals and then reintroduce them back into the wild. The truth is I don’t know much about this organization since we just stumbled upon it but they did have some pretty cute animals. Most of the pictures didn’t turn out well because of the cages, but I like how they tried to make each enclosure like the animals natural habitat and it was very well maintained!
These are my favourite animal pictures that turned out!
Look at those eyes!
And I think the toucan is the most fascinating bird!
There was a butterfly garden, with no butterflies, but it had a beautiful walkway leading up to it!
It was a nice and relaxing day, and everyone enjoyed it!
Even Thelma, mostly because she got to stay close to Grandma the whole time!
And before I knew it we were hugging good-bye at the airport! It went by way too fast, as I’m sure the visit with my dear sister Ruth will!