MAMAMIA Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of our favorite places. Some towns are still so undeveloped and serene. It's definitely a different feel than if you were to go to some all inclusive resort in Mexico ( which we will do in December). At an all enclusive resort you have gorgeous beaches but no really experience in different culture and history. In Costa Rica we get to experience the raw beauty of a good kept secret and the different culture of the locals. We happen to have a house with a pool this trip and it is amazing. First thing in the morning the kids hop in to escape the 80+ degree weather and 100% humidity. We rented a house with another family and I have to say it's more fun then staying in a hotel. We cook family breakfasts, all the kids entertain each other and us adults can have a somewhat worry free afternoon looking over the kids at the pool
The town we go to is Nosara. It still has dirt roads, unbelievable beaches, and the combination of locals and surf hippies roaming the community. If you can't surf, or never dare to, here's the place to learn. The mostly mellow water is inviting and refreshing, but I've never felt it cold. Although I did not get to surf this trip because I was mainly on baby duty, I did get to go horseback riding which is probably my favorite. I love horses and the lush jungle is oh so easy on the eyes.
Yesterday we took my little family down to the beach for a sunset swim. Lewis crawled, splashed and giggled as the incoming tide drifted up towards dads surfboard. I dove in myself and heaved myself in the air over white water waves pretending to be a kid again without a care in the world. It was thanksgiving and what a great day to remind me of all I have to be thankful for. Sometimes it's hard for me to remember how blessed I am when we are home and the everyday hustle and bustle takes over, but not today. I didn't cook, clean, or visit with relatives I rarely see. We just got to be in the beautiful land that is Costa Rica.