Posted on Jan 15th, 2011 by Allison (Costa Rica, Family/Friends, Photography, Travel)

Day 5 of my trip to Costa Rica I worked a 10 hour day. Not much else to say there….

But on Day 6, we ventured out beyond Grecia and visited a bird zoo.

Saw many beautiful, colorful and cute birds.

And assorted other animals.

And a clump of really big bamboo. I love bamboo…

On the way back, the girls played at a park.

And we stopped by a streetside vendor to purchase fresh pineapple and watermelon – plus some tomatoes, cilantro and onions to make fresh pico de gallo.

Then on to Cafe Delicious in Grecia for a smoothie and the world’s best sweet roll. The sauce on that thing is AMAZING.

That night when I took a shower, about 1am, the power went out. Pitch black. Kind of scary. Especially since we have an unidentified creature tromping around in the jungle like garden outside my cabina late at night… it sounds big…

The power company had to come out and fix it the next day – which meant that….

On Day 7, Brandon and I had to go into town in the morning so I could do some work. I’d committed to a couple of hours work, but we had no internet access because the power was out. So back to Cafe Delicious for breakfast, a smoothie and another sweetroll (and work) 🙂

Fortunately the power was back on when we went back home.

While in town, we saw a man in a suit wearing these bright yellow shoes.

I love the purple wall behind him. Lots of colorful, brightly painted homes and walls here.

Brandon loves this road lined with palm trees.

That night I watched the girls so Brandon & Jennifer could go out on a date. We were silly and had lots of fun, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset together.

So that sums up my first week in Costa Rica. More to come!

(14) Comments   


Brandon on January 15th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

So much color in Costa Rica! I love that guy’s shoes! lol. They really went well with his navy blue suit. I’m glad we’ve been able to see some beautiful animals as well.

Jennifer Pearce on January 15th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I love those birds!! Such beautiful patterns and colors. So many fun animal photos too.

I am glad you could experience the deliciousness of a Cafe Delicious cinnamon roll with us, and also take advantage of their free wifi while our power was out at the house.

Thank you again for taking care of Emily and Marie so Brandon and I could enjoy a fun night out together. It was wonderful!

Ashley Rae on January 16th, 2011 at 7:48 am

Beautiful sunset!
And I love the pictures of the animals. There are so many amazing birds and other creatures here. I’m glad you have your camera and that you have some incredible photography skills so that you can capture all of the beauty we see.

craig on January 16th, 2011 at 10:36 am

Costa Rica does look like an amazing place. Good for Brandon and Jennifer for sharing it with their kids! LOVE all your photography, Allison. Beautiful.

Jean on January 16th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

What a beauty rich environment to live in and photograph…enjoy every minute. I am loving living vicariously through your lense and Brandons Blog.

Irene on January 16th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Oh those birds are sooooooooooooooooooooo pretty !! and you have my mouth watering for one of those delicious sweet rolls.What is the sauce. Is it a s strong vanilla flavor? Bright yellow shoes ?? A bit unusual :o) Love your blog!

Kristin on January 17th, 2011 at 1:58 am

Awesome photos!!

Kristin on January 17th, 2011 at 2:02 am

And that bamboo is amazing!

Michelle on January 17th, 2011 at 8:23 am

Wow those birds look fake, and that bamboo looks prehistoric. How much longer do you get to stay? I’m loving these updates, thanks for keeping us all posted.

paul on January 17th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I’m so happy for you that you get to have this experience. Your photography is amazing.

Allison on January 17th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Sadly, tomorrow is my last day here. I leave very early Wednesday morning and have a long, long day of travel (don’t get home til late in the evening).

That bamboo WAS amazing. I actually hugged it. Brandon took a photo to prove it.

@mom – they won’t tell us what’s in the sauce, but I’m guessing a lot of butter, some cream (or maybe sweetened condensed milk… or just condensed milk, which they use a lot here), brown sugar, vanilla… possibly some cream cheese, but not sure on any of it. It’s just delicious! (and they serve it warm)

Thanks, everyone, for visiting and commenting on my blog. It’s fun sharing my wonderful adventure with you.

Aunt Kathy on January 18th, 2011 at 7:27 am

Your photographs are breathtaking. Thanks for taking the time to share your vacation with us. Costa Rica appears to be an amazing place. I’m glad you and your family could share this time together.

Chris on January 18th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I want those birds in my garden and that cinnamon roll in my belly. Not in that order.
Amazing photos, Allison, what a great trip–thanks for sharing!!

Terry O'Reilly on January 20th, 2011 at 11:48 am

Great meeting you on the plane from Denver. Visited and signed up for Brandons blog and would love to sign on to yours.
Great pics and I love the links.
Look forward to more!
Be well.

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