Friday, August 11, 2017

Costa Rica - Headed to Arenal!

On Wednesday, we headed on a 3 hour bus trip to the volcano Arenal - probably what Costa Rica is most known for! We were in Costa Rica 2 years ago visiting Cloud, but we didn't make it to the volcano, so we were very excited to see it!

We got up to the Tidwell men making us pancakes and scrambled eggs for breakfast! (Ok, Paw and Cloud cooked - Blu ran over and grabbed the spatula for the picture!)

Cambree got her nails done by Aunt Rita before we left!

We gave Cambree some Dramamine for the bus ride...

Cason was happy with a book!

Gorgeous views from the curvy mountain roads!

I loved this cute little fruit stand!

About an hour down the road, we stopped at one of Cloud's 14 stores in Costa Rica! This business was started by Blu's 2nd cousins about 15 years ago in Mexico - after growing it to over 30 stores, they sold out there and started over in Costa Rica. They now have 14 stores in Costa Rica and 4 in Panama!

We arrived at the hotel - so close to the volcano!

Every day we had towel animals on our bed!

Paw & Bmaw got a honeymoon suite - this was their "backyard" view!

The views, pathways, and greenery around the hotel were just beautiful!

We spent hours and hours in the hotel pools - there was one "cold" pool, and the rest were all mazes of thermal pools heated by the volcano!

I love my brothers and sisters-in-law!

Cambree & Andie

Cloud & Rita

I love this pic of me and my girl!

Just hanging out!

My beautiful niece Keysi

This is Olga - Rita's mom. She is deaf, and she lives with Cloud & Rita. She is the sweetest lady ever and LOVES to hug. Cambree says that Olga is her favorite part of Costa Rica. :)

Paw & Bmaw

All 16 of us!

Time for supper at the hotel's restaurant!

Grilled garlic sea bass - yum!

Bmaw is so pretty!

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