Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This volcano is a HOAX!

So Deaner and I are about to start enjoying our 2nd full day in Arenal, Costa Rica. (who knew this place had Wi-Fi!!) We came to this area solely because Deaner wanted to see the active erupting volcano. We chose an out of the way hotel of moderate price and decided that our first 3 nights of the honeymoon would be the more adventurous part and then we would move to Tamarindo to the more luxurious hotel where I could sit in a beach chair all day. After a 3 1/2 hour drive through a CLOUD, which we could see no more than 6ft in front of us the entire way, we arrived at the turn off for our hotel. 9km later I thought all my teeth had fallen out. That road was the single most awful road I have ever been on. Potholes EVERYWHERE. Lucky, my wonderful husband, believes he can drive our Suzuki Jimny (that's right, it is not a JIMMY) through anything, and that he is good at it! It has been quite an adventure. Yesterday we did the zip lines through the rain forest and despite the driving raining storm that was perched over us, it was incredible. Totally worth the expense and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The view from our honeymoon bungalow is fantastic today since the rain has cleared. There is however one small problem. I have yet to see this volcano that everyone raves about! I am looking out our window right now and I can see the base of this alleged natural phenomenon but no more. It has been covered by clouds the entire time we have been here. Now it has less than 24 hours to show its face or else I am going to be MAD!!

Off to prepare for white water rafting! And Deaner just asked me if I had see his passport lately. Uh-oh!


The Pink Chick said...

Enjoy your Honeymoon! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding!!! Congratulations!

Jon and Steph said...

We spent our honeymoon in Costa Rica too! Isn't it beautiful there. And yes, the roads are TERRIBLE! I've also been to Arenal. Did you go to the hot springs?