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Mother and Son in Costa Rica

I took my animal loving, adventurous, knowledge-thirsty son to Costa Rica for a week this summer -- we had the time of our lives. Most of the time we were too busy living our adventures to stop and take a picture -- a night hike through the rainforest with sloths, tarantulas, and vipers, watching giant sea turtles lay eggs, a boat safari, river rafting -- but from the photos I did manage to take, you can see plainly the joy this trip brought to my delightful boy.

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Hot Springs
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Kimberly Tolhurst
Back to DC. We had an unforgettable adventure. All-in-all, I'd rate this a very successful trip. Between some luck (being right on the canopy bridge at the moment a sloth was climbing down from …
Starting a rainforest hike
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Kimberly Tolhurst
We enjoyed the scenery on our drive back to San Jose this afternoon. This included driving through banana plantations, farms, scenic mountain areas, and lots of lush greenery, with the occasional …
View from our balcony
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Kimberly Tolhurst
Today we went on a hike around the base of the arenal volcano. We had a wonderful guide, who provided lots of information about the history of the area, and was very knowledgeable about the flora and …
Rafting the Sarapiqui River
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Kimberly Tolhurst
We upgraded to the Springs, a sprawling and activity-and-restaurant-packed resort. The views from around the resort, including from our own private balcony, were exquisite. The food was very good, …
Taking a break for a swim
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Kimberly Tolhurst
During the day, we went rafting and swimming in the Sarapiqui River with a great crew. At the mid-way point, the crew pulled over to a shady shore and sliced us a refreshing and delicious snack of …
Flamingos
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Kimberly Tolhurst
We had a wonderful time exploring the rivers and canals, and our guide was dedicated and knowledgeable. He seemingly had eagle eyes, as he spotted and identified animals no one else on the boat could …
Exploring -- river safari!
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Kimberly Tolhurst
Manatus is a dream! The staff is fabulous and friendly, and the food and lodging are delightful. Our room was simply but elegantly furnished with four poster beds sporting lovely netting. The grounds …
View from our balcony
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Kimberly Tolhurst
On our first day, we arrived in San Jose from Washington, DC. Although we were tired from our flights, we enjoyed the pool, the food, and the chance to simply relax before really setting out on our …

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