Monthly Archives: August 2012

August Ends

August was kinda of a hot dry month again, but not too terrible.  It did end on an amazing note.  Last night while sitting in our living room our Sophie started barking at something up in a tree.  I got up to go see what she was barking at and low and behold it was a Spider Monkey swinging thru the trees of our yard.  They travel very fast and swing from limb to limb and are the largest of the monkeys here.  I have only seen Spiders on two other occasions in Costa Rica.


This is what they look like, this is one we saw last week while in Gandoca Lagoon, the other ones we saw where on the way to Monteverdea few years back.  I am not saying that they are rare, just not as abundant as the Howler or Capuchin.

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Here are some other creatures we saw on our trip to Gandoca.

Here is a shot of the sun rising over Puerto, the sun is starting to rise later in the morning, now around 530AM.


Tomorrow is one of my most favorite things to do here in Costa Rica, go get my car inspected at Riteve in Limon, as long at it passes I am happy.  It is all part of the sprit they call Pura Vida!!!

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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized


August Already

Seems like the times just flies by especially when you take a trip back to the states!   It was a quick trip like always, the dryness seems to take its toll each time we go back.  The hardest thing is not being able to breath at night.

July was a banner month for rain here in PV.  The last Saturday of the month saw a lot and caused flooding:




So far this month we have had twice as much as last year, not saying much since last year we only had 2 inches in August!


I had to take a picture of this, we get this from the palms down the road and now it is sold in the US in boxes for 10 times as much.  It’s free here so go figure!



Buster is Rylee’s newest pet, but this is Shay holding it.


This was outside my window one morning!


sun rising

Morning sunrise with Lone Scraggy Peak in the background.


sun set

Afternoon rain with the sun shinning thru.



This was in our tree driving the dogs crazy.  A big guy!


just hanging

These two toed where just hanging out catching a few winks, the baby is just about ready to be on its own.

It was good to get back to the US for the few days but even better to get home.  I am sure it will be a while before we go back again.

Pura Vida………………

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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Uncategorized