22 September 2005

pura vida

well, jess and i are back. i talked her into driving back from atlanta 12:30am sunday morning. not the most fun thing to do, but we made good time. 3.5 hrs i believe.

we had a blast on our honeymoon vacation. Costa Rica is so pretty and the people there are so nice and helpful. we stayed at an all-inclusive hotel on the beach (as seen below). we ate so much. i dont even remember being hungry after the first day. i felt like every time i went to eat, my stomach was half full already. and there's nothing like a solid week of carb loading. big time.

let's see... we:

-went on a small walk through the rainforest
-went to some hot springs (where the water was heated by the local volcano)
-(jesse) got sick and threw up on a short un-air-conditioned bus ride
-spent a few hours at a secluded beach full of howler monkeys and with dead blowfish strewn about the beach (must've seen at least 15 or so)
-rode through the treetops and over waterfalls via the Canopy Tour
-rented a small 4x4 daihatsu and drove to Rincon de la Vieja to walk through the jungle and see lots of creatures and volcano vents (fumorals) AND a sweet waterfall!
-then continued our rent-a-car day with a trip to a nearby beach town, where i was lifted of the burden of carrying around my CDs
-lounged around, ate more, and then ate so more (only this was nicer food)

and all the while getting to stir up the old espanol memory bank.

i'm also pretty amazed that niether of us got burned. i think it's because it was so hot we tried to avoid any direct sun contact most of the time.

the past 2 weeks have just gone off as good as i possibly couldve imagined. the wedding and reception was just wonderful. i dont think i couldve had much more fun. i hope everyone else did too. i also cant thank everyone enough for not only showing up to support us, but also for the inpouring of gifts. it's just an wonderful feeling to know that so many people love you so much. so thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

and now for some pictures...

jesse poses hardcore on the beach

the view from our hotel (this was before the crowds came)

this little fellow was quick to reject jesse's friendship

someone's looking suspicious

lots o moss

those are some sweet lense flares

those are some sweet fumorals

ah yes, this is the absolutely gorgeous beach where some douche bag jacked my CDs

here comes medicine man jesse!

i'll try and put more up.


jesse said...

what about the nachos as big as your ass?

jesse said...

p.s. Sarah Ryg is now on thefacebook.com

Josh said...

i couldnt find her.