Winter Wanderlust #1: Costa Rica

I have never visited a warm climate in winter.  I remember my parents piling us into a station wagon as kids (without seat belts and all of us vying for a peek out the back windows) but it was so cold in Florida over Christmas break that my dad vowed never to do it again. And  now my  family always travel to VT to enjoy winter time activities. So when we had the opportunity to travel to a warm climate this winter,  I heartily agreed to go.

In February, we travelled to Costa Rica as my son was chosen to attend an Olympic Developmental camp as goalkeeper for his national region. How could I say no to that! He was busy training and Marc and I toured and explored when we weren’t watching the few games that he had. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

San Jose corner park

San Jose corner park

 

Doka Coffe plantation

Doka Coffe plantation

 

 

Coffee beans drying

Coffee beans drying

 

San Jose market

San Jose market

 

Abandoned hotel-love the architecture and color

Abandoned hotel-love the architecture and color

 

 

Hand painted ox cart

Hand painted ox cart

 

 

more color and architecture

more color and architecture

 

 

Volcano Paoz with fog

Volcano Paoz with fog

 

 

Paz waterfall -braved a high walkway to see it

Paz waterfall -braved a high walkway to see it

 

 

country side houses

country side houses

 

 

Carribbean beach day

Carribbean beach day

 

 

San Jose Art Museum pre-historic wing

San Jose Art Museum pre-historic wing

 

 

I got to visit this beautiful country all because of this boy whom I was very proud of:

 

My #1 goalie man Ben

My #1 goalie man Ben

I now understand the word wanderlust. The definition is a strong desire to travel.  I have it. I am craving seeing and doing new things.  I have felt it and I want to see more of the world.  It is really a cool place.

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Winter Wanderlust #1: Costa Rica

  1. bhberman

    What a great vacation and I’ll bet you soaked up al those amazing colors! Congrats to Ben as well.

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