Monthly Archives: May 2011

Honeymoon Day 9 (5/15/11): Long day of travel

On the day we were expecting to have as a “recovery day” instead we awoke in an unfamiliar hotel room. We both rose early ready to get on the road. The Hilton was again very accommodating, having their buffet breakfast … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 8 (5/14/11): Trying to leave

We awoke on the expected last day of our trip a little sad, knowing it was time to head back to reality. After breakfast, we relaxed a little until it was time to head to the reception area for our … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 7 (5/13/11): Beach & pool day

On Friday the 13th (not unlucky for us) we awoke to our last full day at the resort. Tim’s goal was to check off a bunch of final ‘to do’ items. After breakfast, Tim recorded a walking tour of the … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 6 (5/12/11): Beach & pool day

Thursday of our trip we woke up with plans to spend a while on the beach. Like other mornings, we had a filling breakfast and put on layers of sunscreen and our swimsuits. Heading out in the morning, it looked … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 5 (5/11/11): River tour

On Wednesday of our trip, we started early in anticipation of another trip through Tours Your Way. We were going on a river boat tour, excited to see crocodiles and monkeys up close in the wild (at least Tim was … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 4 (5/10/11): Pool day!

After a long day outside the resort the prior day, it was an easy decision to spend this day relaxing by the pool. As before, we started it with an excellent buffet breakfast, though we both were into our routines: … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 3 (5/9/11): Arenal area tour

On our third day we got up early to prepare for an all-day tour. Tim arranged it before we got to Costa Rica, through Mainor of Tours Your Way. On this day we were to travel to the Arenal Lake … Continue reading

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Potato Cakes

We had fun making dinner tonight. It took over 1.5 hours to make potato cakes, from a Mexican cookbook of Tim’s. Potatoes, cheese, egg, salt, jalapenos, cilantro, form up with flour and shallow fry in (canola) oil. Tim did the … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 2 (5/8/11): Pool time

For our first full day at the resort, we planned to spend the entire day at the pool. Before we left our room, we applied the first of many layers of sunscreen. Then we had Tim’s favorite meal: BREAKFAST!! The … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Day 1 (5/7/11): Arrive in Costa Rica

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, we started our honeymoon adventure to Costa Rica! We booked an all-inclusive resort: Riu Guanacaste through Apple Vacations, which also set up our flights and included transportation from the airport to the resort. We got … Continue reading

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