The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

Costa Rica Day 5 Hanging at the hood.

Today we decided to do nada and hang out at the house all day, after all we did pay for this view so we ought to get some use of it. We did start the day with our morning jog on the beach, along with several other ex patriots, most of em much older than us. They are all very friendly and say hi every day. I realized we had not posted many pics from our beach, so Tra brought the camera and got a few, and some of our house as well. It was a very relaxing day, but I can only sit out in the sun for about 15 minutes before I start to boil, then I have to hit the pool . I think we spend more time in the pool than out of it.

We saw lots of critters this morning, a couple iguanas at the top of tree fighting, a cool lizard that was black and white with spots, a squirrel or monkey, not sure which, jumping from tree to tree, and a huge fish like creature, possibly a marlin thrashing the water right in front of our house. I was ready to get out my Russian River fly and see if I could get em to “bite”.

 

Our beach, Glenn jogging sweater and all
Our beach, Glenn jogging sweater and all
another view of our beach

another view of our beach

I found a great natural hot tub, some may call it a tidepool.

Found a natural hot spring on the beach, but some call it a tide-pool.

 

Our house on the hill, the middle one.
Our house on the hill, the middle one.

 

Front of our house

Front of our house

another view of the house, we stay in an apartment on this side.

another view of the house, we stay in an apartment on this side.

Tra goofing around in the pool

Tra goofing around in the pool

Both of us posing in the pool, look how dark my melon got.

Both of us posing in the pool, look how dark my melon got.

Still deep in love, being dorks just for Niki.

Still deep in love, being dorks just for Niki.

Flora and fauna from the patio

Flora and fauna from the patio

We love this thorny tree right beneath our deck

We love this thorny tree right beneath our deck

Iguana chilling on a tree beneath us, he went to top of tree then fought with another iguana, I didn't know they climbed trees.

Iguana chilling on a tree beneath us, he went to top of tree then fought with another iguana, I didn't know they climbed trees.

We see sail boats every night for sunset cruises.

We see sail boats every night for sunset cruises.

We try to talk to the kids often, we miss them badly. So we use oovoo to video chat with them and show them what we are up to.

We try to talk to the kids often, we miss them badly. So we use oovoo to video chat with them and show them what we are up to. Thanks OOVOO.

For dinner we went to a highly recommended restaurant right next door, about 200 feet from our house, Mar Y Sol, sea and sun. It is french style, usually not my thing, but this restaurant was pretty amazing, and I am sure we will return. The prices were decent, atmosphere great, food awesome, view fantastic, what’s not to like. 

Appertizers

Appertizers

main courses, snook and mahi mahi

main courses, snook and mahi mahi

I planned on closing my eyes for this shot.

I planned on closing my eyes for this shot.

View from our restuarant just prior to sunset.

View from our restaurant just prior to sunset.

All in all a very relaxing day, what did we learn?

1. It is very painful when your head finally peels.

2. You don’t always have to go far to find great food.

3. Black do-rags absorb the heat.

4. Iguanas climb trees, all the way to the top!

5. French food can be pretty great.

2 responses

  1. That’s a pretty nice looking pad. I definitely wouldn’t mind spending a couple weeks there.

    In that second to last pic it looks like you had a little more than water to drink… :o)

    February 25, 2009 at 6:20 am

  2. Ty

    Oops, if you couldn’t tell from the usage of the word pad, that previous comment was mine…

    February 25, 2009 at 6:21 am

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