Tuesday, March 30, 2010

At Arms Length

What hadn't occurred to me prior to going on our honeymoon was that you have to be really good at taking photos of yourself, because you and your new spouse are the only ones around. The only other option is to take solo portraits of one another.

We discovered this on the first leg of our honeymoon trip. I promised you in my last post that I would share our adventure through the rain forest canopy and in the volcano. We also went to hot springs that were amazing and heated by a real live volcano but the resort did not allow any photography. This rule was fine by me because I had my two friends in either hand, Pina and Colada. Nice to meet you, ladies.

Zip, zip...I had to look away so that it wouldn't be quite so awkward to have a nice Costa Rican man fasten my crotch to a really long wire. Still a little awkward.

See that tiny little blue dot way down on the line? That would be BF flying down the half mile long line, 500 ft off the rain forest floor, next to a giant water fall.

Unless you want all of your photos to feature your freakishly long looking arm in the corner, you have to ask the nice bare-foot Brazilian man on your tour to take your photo.

Here is monster man looking out over an inactive volcano. Doesn't he look beefy?

Standing in a former lava lake. Kids play soccer there now. Isn't that veird??

This series of photos was taken to show the amazing view, if you can get past my facial expressions. I promise that I wasn't upset, it was just unnaturally bright up there.

Face No. 1:
Face No. 2:

Please feel free to make up your own captions to the re-donkulous images above.

Here is the beautiful church that we stopped at on our way back into town. It was such a peaceful experience to walk around it while people were worshiping inside.

Detail of the front of the church. BF captured this image so well.
Below is a photo of a natural spring that the people built a fountain around. They believe that the water has healing powers blessed by the Lord. People come from all over to bring their ailing children and the sick to touch just to touch this water.

I love this wall. It is part of the church above original site. Mostly destroyed now, this wall still remains standing.
Did I tell you that BF's dad, The Bish, was in San Jose the same time as us?? He was in Costa Rica doing a Spanish immersion class and we had the pleasure of going to dinner with him one night. It was one of a few really lovely meals that we had in Costa Rica.

I'm really not short like this picture makes me out to be. The guys standing beside me just happen to be 6'2 and 6'3. Bunch of trees.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Yay! Welcome back. Your posts are so funny, keep it up. We need Trini updates.