Where do we begin to tell about our wonderful adventure in Costa Rica? It was a once in a lifetime experience. How many people get to see a leatherback turtle baby scoot his way into the ocean, or awaken to howler monkeys, or lay in a hammock with a surreal view of the tropical rainforest? My husband and I took risks that people our age most likely would not participate in -- we zip-lined, hiked, and had a whitewater-rafting trip that left us white-knuckled! The birds were incredible -- my husband is a huge bird-watcher and loved his experience with a very knowledgeable and patient guide. Our guide not only knew how to sight birds, he also easily recognized the birds' songs. I enjoyed the birds also, but I especially enjoyed watching my husband -- he was in his element! I cannot begin to tell you about the graciousness of each and every Costa Rican we encountered. They are truly wonderful people who enjoy life to the fullest and want to share that joy with those of us who visit their country.