The hills are alive with the sound of music...
Trip Start Aug 26, 2007
40Trip End Jan 05, 2008
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Coming back from Guatemala the night before, we met Eider, a friendly Boston resident who had just come back from visiting his family in Chapinlandia. He was in Costa Rica for a few days and hung out with us on Saturday. We decided to hike the beautiful green mountain that neighbors my apartment. We loaded up with water and mostly de-charged digital cameras, and headed for the rolling hills.
As we were walking up the lush, green, hill, Caro and I felt like Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music (minus the whole nazi nun thing!) we were seriously on the verge of bursting into song. One look at the pictures I'm attaching and you will see why. To add to the scenic panorama, we were joined by cows. Caro fearlessly approached one and really overcame her fear of wild animals. The cows were not feeling particularly social and distanced themselves from us the minute we approached them with love, or in Eider's case, with a stick!
Once on top, we sat on rocks and enjoyed the beautifully breathtaking views. We could have sat there for hours, gazing at the mountains of Escazu, taking in the city of Santa Ana in the distance, and talking about life. We decided to descend though, so we could walk to the local store before the rain arrived punctually at 3pm.
GUAVA TREES AND MOUNTAIN TOPS
It was nice to have company on my first walk to the local grocery store. I have committed to doing that strenuous walk everyday and am happy to report that I haven't skipped a day yet!