Monday, June 20, 2011

168 & 169 Some more pics


Arenal Volcano

landscape 2

Beautiful view of the landscape

rana 10

Frogs that mate for 2 weeks straight- she hops around with him on her...

rana 9

I love little frogs!

rana 8

You can see his little heart beating and his insides!

rana 4

I like this angle!


These little guys are my fave!

leaf cutters

Leaf cutter ants- they must be strong!!!

Finally a good day!  The kids got to do the ziplining and horseback riding and had a decent hotel last night!  It was sweet that they made me a card and bought me a jewelry set from them.  One girl bought me a pina colada...that kind of freaks me out a little, but I just left it sit on the table because of course, we're responsible for them.  At least they wouldn't serve her alcohol- they let her order it for me and then they brought it directly to me and said they wouldn't charge for it since it was my birthday. 

My body aches- it is screaming in pain from all of this activity.  I can definitely tell I'm 39.  I think I'll let some of the other teachers plan the next trip!  I think my ideal vacations now must not be going on hikes and being active, I just want to sit on a beach with a drink and watch the world go by. 

One more year until the big 4-0.  That is scaring me to death.  I feel like I've reached some weird point in life where I'm on the downside of the mountain.  I probably am more than halfway, but somehow this year seems like I'm going down the mountain instead of standing on top of it.  I guess it's because right now I feel so exhausted.  Oh well, here's to another 40.


  1. Singin' "Feliz Cumpleaños a ti" or "Las Mañanitas" Happy Bday, my F-ing wonderful friend. You are Fabulous, Fantastic, Fierce, Funny, Fearless, Faithful, Fair and so much more than an "f-ing" number like Forty. Enjoy being 39. I hope you enjoyed your day. It sounds like the kids were sweet to you.
    PS-Loved the angle on that one, too!

  2. I don't know how I missed this post with those fantastic frogs! I love them. And belated happy birthday. I hope it was a great one aches, pains, stresses and all. I'm 40 several months ahead of you and a downhill slide sounds good to me.