That's where I'm at. Blehk. Feeling so low that I can't even knit -- how sad is that? Downright depressing, actually. So no knitting update from me, but I thought I'd leave you with a few pics of the second leg of our honeymoon in Costa Rica, since it IS our two month wedding anniversary today!
After soaking up the sun in Tamarindo (the beach) for a week, we headed inland to Arenal, location of the most active volcano in Central America.
Cool AND pretty. And they aren't kidding about it being active! Throughout the day you can see plumes of ash, pyroclastic flows (if you look VERY closely) and hear the low rumbling grumblings. Kind of freaky, really. And after the sun sets is when the lava flows are easiest to see, given that the weather cooperates.
This is the view of the volcano (see what I mean about the weather cooperating?) from our BED at the Lost Iguana Resort. It's all about the volcano here. Our favorite comida typica restaurant in La Fortuna, La Choza de Laurel, even offers its own ode to the volcano.
Arroz de Volcan and crinkle cut french fries, anyone?
The countryside near the volcano is beautiful, with lots of bumpy little side roads -- perfect for some burly off road exploring if you're into that. We have some hilarious video clips of cow traffic jams and g-narly road conditions, but I can't seem to get them uploaded and functional. But here's an example of a typical bridge on a secondary road (with a primary road being, like, the freeway!).
Can you say sketch-o-rama? And may I also point out that we were driving a little itty bitty RAV 4 and LOOK how we take up the entire bridge! The Husband was so impressed that we actually had to pull over so he could get out and take additional pics of a honking huge Coca Cola delivery truck squeezing its way across. That's entertainment.
Besides roaming around the countryside, we made a few of the requisite tourist stops -- the Hanging Bridges, Tabacon Hot Springs, La Fortuna Waterfall -- but passed on the zipline, ATV, horsebackriding and fishing tours, thank you very much.
On our last night at the Lost Iguana, we came back to our room to find a happy present from our housekeeper.
Good thing we remembered to leave a tip! She even sculpted my little FOM travel pillow into a mini buddha -- see it at the head of the bed? It's all in the details,...
Next stop, Tortuguero.