Friday, June 28, 2013

Palo Verde National Park & Snorkeling

Tuesday: 2.1 mile walk, Squat Challenge Day 1
Wednesday: Squat Challenge Day 2
Thursday: 4.5 mile run outside, Squat Challenge Day 3

The struggle to get back to a routine continues.
I'm hoping after this week things will settle back down a bit.

In the meantime I am attempting to focus on the the positive things instead of only being upset by what I have failed to do.
I have not had a soda since Sunday.
I have cooked dinner each night this week.
I cooked and delivered healthy dinner for my mom who had surgery this week.
I started the squat challenge and haven't missed a day yet.
I have packed my lunch (almost) every day this week.

We did 2 other excursions on our honeymoon in Costa Rica (in addition to the volcano, rainforest and hot springs excursion). One to Palo Verde National Park and one to snorkel in the Pacific Ocean.

First up, Palo Verde!

On our way to the park we stopped at a plantation for some fresh watermelon, pineapple and bananas. They were all AMAZING. So juicy and delicious!

The grounds were beautiful as well.

Then we arrived at the Tempisque River for our boat ride.
 We saw all kinds of wildlife.
Look at those teeth!

A large troop of white faced monkeys practically jumped on our boat.
We had so much fun watching them.
They seemed just as fascinated by us!

And Howler Monkeys too!

The birds and flowers were beautiful as well.

On our last morning went on a snorkeling trip! It was hubby's first time and only my third time.

On the boat out to our snorkeling spot
It was so much fun! The fish were amazing and colorful. We also saw a lobster and some little octopi.
(And it makes me happy to use the word octopi!)


  1. First of all, don't beat yourself up. You've just gotten hitched, been away, allow yourself some time to settle into married bliss'!

    Secondly, I love that you loved Costa Rica. You know that country has a special place in my heart.

    Third of all, I read ALL your posts, even if I can't comment on all of them because half of the time I'm on my stoopid phone and it won't let me... xoxo

    1. You are THE BEST! We need to reschedule our face time chat soon!