Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Manuel Antonio - April 22

Leisurely day today and we slept in, well until 6:30 which is much better than 5:00 and some days earlier.

Went to breakfast and now trying to decide if we want to go to the butterfly garden and nature park. in the morning when it's cooler or afternoon when there is higher chance of spotting a Toucan but also possibility of rain.

That's probably the biggest decision we have had to make so far.

Okay decision made. Went in the morning and then found out afternoon was recommended, so we will be going again.

Saw varieties of blue morphoes.

Varieties of turtles, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and caymen.

There were flowers everywhere including the beautiful bird of paradise.

Went back after lunch but did not see anything new. We did see a number of baby crocodiles separated in a small pond and one was already out on the shore.

Time to go home already, vacations are always too short, so guess I need to start packing.

Went down to the Tiki bar for the 2 for 1 happy hour followed by dinner. It's kind of an interesting scenario, the cocktails are all $7.00 individually but for the 2 for 1, it's $8.00. I don't believe I have encountered this anywhere else before.

Our server was Alexandria, she is a very efficient and nice person. She informed me that tomorrow is her day off and she will taking the bus for three hours to visit her family and enjoy her mother's cooking. It reminded me of Martha from the children's book "The Secret Garden", one of my all time favorites.

I deviated from my fish dinners and had the spaghetti and meat sauce followed by coconut ice cream for dessert, all very tasty.

Time to finish packing and go to bed, we have an early pickup of 7:30 tomorrow.

I really enjoyed my vacation, this country is not necessarily for wildlife, but it is very beautiful and the people helpful and friendly.

One of the restaurant staff said "we have more time than life", I have never heard that before but it is a great saying.

Another is "PurÄ— Vida, which is Spanish for "pure life." The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it.

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