Ecolodge Inn at Coyote Mountain
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some quick notes:
-there are spiders in every corner. obviously i'm not going to kill them...because then i'll get hit by a bus...but i do have to shake out my clothes every day. and every day...something comes running or flying out of them.
-i ate a huge beetle at the pool the other morning...on accident when i came up for a breath...and i think i swam a little faster because of it.
-i posted two ...
the #1 reason i think vacations should last more than a few weeks...the true beauty and wonders of a place take time to discover.
when i first arrive (in any city), i have no idea where to start. first...i have to get through the fog of jet-lag...next, i try to get my bearing with north-south-east-west...then i check out the people (friendly/rude/scary)...then the food...then the tourist attractions...and then...after all the days it takes ...
... that read "No jokesters" and "No love scenes". so really...now that I think about it...how much fun could this place be? i brought a picnic and beer...my compadres brought...nothing. i thought every outdoor occasion is supposed to be a picnic occasion? i think this is the "wisdom" that people talk about as you get older.
all afternoon...all night...rain. I know. everybody living in st. louis or east coast knows rain. it's ...
... an awesome end to our day.
In order to get to Monteverde from La Fortuna, you have to get a "jeep-boat-jeep" for a total of 3 hours. We eagerly awaited our adventure to begin, but as I had suspected and had been warned by people who had completed this adventure, the "Jeep" part of this voyage was in fact an ordinary small tourist bus. The boat across Arsenal lake did in fact exist and it was a beautiful day, so the adventure continues.
Getting to Monteverde is at least half of the adventure of Monteverde. A quirky legend has it that a number of Quaker families from Pennsylvania moved to the area (largely to avoid the Korean war draft since it violated religious principles) and worked with locals to ensure that this pristine environment wasn't overrun by tourists- done by preventing any improvements to any of the roads leading to Monteverde. Good story (and one to ...