Costa Rica 2006

February 2006

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We had a fantastic week long family vacation to the beautiful Costa Rican beach of playa Hermosa with our friends the Heists.  Other than the standby flight issues (delayed two days going down and having to scramble to get home via Dayton then rent a car - 2 am arrival) the trip went off without a hitch.  The kids really enjoyed the warm weather, beach, and to a lesser extent the Latin American culture.  The opposite of my highlights, but oh well . . . it's a start.  We hope to continue building on our travel experiences with the kids enabling bigger and more adventurous trips as the years go on.

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Cooper

Blowing off a little steam before our flight

Sierra

Blowing off a little steam before our flight

Sierra, Cooper and Elaine

Up in the cockpit of a 767

Sierra and the Pilot

Henry

Captain of the ship

Sierra and Cooper

Playing with play dough on the flight

Playa Hermosa

Airplane view

The gang

Walking to the beach

Sierra, Elaine and Cooper

Pointing at a hermit crab on Playa Hermosa

Cooper, Jake and Sierra

Cooling off in the ocean

Cooper, Sierra and Jake

Flying a kite

Cooper and Jake

Flying a kite

Elaine and Cooper

Digging in the sand

Cooper

Digging in the sand

Cooper

Pounding a sand castle with his shovel

Sierra

Building a sand castle

Henry

Building a sand castle

Sunset

Kids playing

Teri and Mike

Cooper, Elaine and Sierra

Playing in the pool

Cooper

Playing in the kids pool

The gang

Hanging out in the shade

Cooper

Covered in sand

Sierra

Being silly

Elaine and Cooper

Cooper

Having fun throwing rocks

Elaine and Sierra

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

Sierra, Elaine and Cooper

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

Elaine and Sierra

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

Sunset

Boat

Loading up to go snorkeling

Elaine and Cooper

Enjoying the boat ride

Sierra and Jake

Enjoying the boat ride

Henry and Teri

Enjoying the boat ride

Elaine and Sierra

Enjoying the boat ride

Cooper

Enjoying the boat ride

Sierra and Jake

Swimming

Cooper

Touching a spider star fish

Henry, Sierra and Cooper

Checking out a blow fish

Secluded beach

Clear water

Beautiful reef

Cooper and Elaine

Searching for shells

Elaine and Teri

Enjoying the view

Hermit crabs

Howler monkeys

Elaine, Cooper and Sierra

Enjoying the shade

Cooper, Sierra and Elaine

Playing with hermit crabs

Sierra

Playing

Sierra, Elaine and Cooper

Cooper exausted from so much fun (and lack of nap)

Cooper and Sierra

Tuckered out

Cooper

Digging a hole

Cooper

Sitting in his hole

Cooper

Playing on the beach

Cooper

Rincing off in the ocean

Cooper

Playing in the ocean

Henry and Teri

Sierra, Henry and Cooper

Sierra

Playing on the beach

Sierra

Collecting water

Sierra

Playing on the beach

Sunset

Cooper

Napping

 

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