Our honeymoon started one year ago today. Kind of crazy. Feels like yesterday and a million years ago at the same time.
I stopped posting my trip recaps when they got to be so absurdly outdated (seriously almost 2 months late) it was embarrassing and I thought y’all were sick of hearing about it.
But an anniversary sounds like a great excuse to pick up that ball where it was dropped. That and 1.5 of the posts are already written.
ICYMI, don’t have a magical memory, or just want to start over from the beginning, completed recaps :
Good. Now let’s proceed.
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(dated & written Sept 29 2011)
One of the excursions that was included in our “Adventure Honeymoon Package” with Nayara was a Volcano Hike.
ACTIVE VOLCANO!! HIKING! FOREIGN LAND!!!! RAWWRRRRRR
I know, we thought it sounded awesome, too.
What’d we get?
A freaking geology class.
Don’t get me wrong, it was neat to learn about how Costa Rica came to be, and about Arenal’s devastating, life-ruining, holy-shit-when’s-it-gonna-blow-again story.
News flash : Any day now. Bad boy’s been brewing for a while and it’s only a matter of time before he starts chucking boulders and freaking magma all over the country again.
(I didn’t take very good notes, but that’s the cliffnotes version of volcanism)
(and Brian’s fashion sense)
Once we got passed the educational junk we hiked through “Spider City.” This was not in the tour description, and naturally was revealed when we were already halfway in, standing underneath some creep monster who’s web can hold like a million pounds or something scientifically awesome but real-life NASTY.
(p.s. ARACHNAPHOBIA to the max.)
I don’t care how irrational and childish or how many insects they eat – anything with more than 4 legs can stay the EFF out of my life.
(Bri took pictures but I refuse to look at them, so if you are some sort of spider freak I’ll have him send them to you.)
The view on the other side was worth it though. I GUESS.
It wasn’t quite the strenuous, life-threatening adventure we were expecting it to be, but it was a nice to get out, see the land, and get a dose of culture (other than just drinking the local beer).
We both agreed this wasn’t a tour we would have wanted to pay for ourselves, but since it was included in our package we weren’t mad about it.
Well, except one part…
Up next – Zip lining through Arenal Volcano Park aka Helmets, Harnesses, and Crotch Shots.