Happy New Year in Costa Rica

Trip Start Dec 29, 2012
Trip End Aug 15, 2013

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Villa Titti

Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I hope this entry finds you all happy healthy and ready to take on another new year.  It was a little unusual to say the least for us last night.  This is the first New Year's Eve in a long time that we haven't spent our evening with the neighbours.  I guess take out Chinese, games, and drinks will have to wait for next year.  We did miss everyone a bit last night but the adventure is at hand and we will get by without all the "usual" things for a while.

As it was our evening was pretty tame.  We whipped up some pasta, with fresh shrimp, had some chips and salsa and a couple glasses of Fresca.  Whoot Whoo!!!  Wild and Crazy.  The boys (me being one  of them) over did it in the pool and surf during the day and were ready for bed at about 9:00 PM.  Michelle managed to keep us up until about 10:30, but there was no way I was going to make it to midnight.  So with sounds of the local bar playing salsa music and of course the ever present sound of the rain forest, it was off to sleep at about 10:45.

On that note the jungle here amazes me.  During the day it is full of the sounds of so many different birds, but at night it really comes alive.  I don't know if it is the bugs, the frogs, or what but it really is amazing the cacophony of sounds it makes when the sun goes down.  It is kind of soothing to sleep to but I find myself quite often waking up in the night wondering what creature is making that noise.

We found out this evening why this is called a rainforest.  It came down like it was a monsoon for a few hours (supper on the deck was not stopped but it was hard to talk over the sound of the rain).  The rain brought out a few more frogs too and Caleb was able to catch a couple on our upper deck after supper. 

Michelle and I did wake up at midnight to the booming of the local fireworks display.  We could just barely see it from our upper deck, so after a quick kiss on the balcony and a happy new year to my wife it was back to bed and the sound of the jungle.

Again, I hope you all had a fabulous one without us.  :)
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Lisa on

Sounds like a 'unique' and fun New Year's celebration - one no-to-be forgotten.
Happy New Years!

joe on


The Simpson's on

Sounds like a pretty cool New Years Eve to us! Enjoy the jungle, don't get bit! We had a "BAM" last night and thought about you guys, lol!! Happy New Year Jim, Michelle, Caleb and Aiden!

Powells on

Happy New Year! We look forward to reading all your blogs and following you on your exciting adventure.

dee and sebs on

happy new year!!! we are very excited to follow your travels...enjoy!!!

Paul, Solimar and Jones Farrell on

Hello Guy's,

Pauline (Jones Mum) just emailed us a link to your blog and told us what your doing. Solimar (Jones step mum) and I (Jones dad) are so excited for you all. I have just caught up on your blog entries and look forward to all the other entries.
We love to travel ourselves and will be living vicariously through your experiences for the next 8 months.

Jones say's hello to the boys and hopes you all have lots of cool adventures. He told us he saw Michelle in Petland the other day just before your departure, probably getting a few last minute supplies for the animals.

Take care guy's and may the force be with you! :-)

suzie M on

So cool. What an amazing memory of the new year. Enjoy. Wish I was there!!!

Janet Guterson on

Sounds like you are already having a super fun adventure. I still can't believe you will be gone for so long. Have fun and I look forward to reading your blog entries!
Big hugs,

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