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    Friday, January 19, 2007

    Monkeys, monkeys, oh did we see the monkeys

    Things around here have been quiet lately because, well, I haven't been around. We recently returned from our honeymoon. Yes, it was about a year and a half after the wedding, I know. But we had a fabulous time in Costa Rica.

    We spent the first half on the Caribbean side in Puerto Viejo and the second half on the Pacific side in Manuel Antonio/Quepos. We couldn't choose a favorite - we loved both. They were very different from each other. Apparently it's the wet season on the east coast and dry on the west. So yes, we had lots of rain in the rainforest the first few nights, but clear blue skies the rest of the time.

    We were totally impressed with the fantastic food, especially in Puerto Viejo. But what I can't stop talking about is the wildlife we saw, especially my friends the monkeys. There are three kinds of monkeys in the areas of Costa Rica we visited, and we spotted all three. But that's just where the wildlife begins.

    We also saw: howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, two-toed sloths, three-toed sloths, hawks, kincajous, bull ants, agoutis, raccoons, jesus christ lizards, iguanas, geckos, hermit crabs, black crabs, sand crabs, pelicans, vultures, toucans, fish, fish, and more fish, deer, cats, stray dogs, stray horses, skinny cows, donkeys, oxen, hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles, toads, poison dart frogs, cicadas, bats, mosquitos, and a frightening black widow spider.

    Click the sleeping sloth below for all of our photos.