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Photo Album

Here are some pictures from our trip.

Here are more pictures from our vacation.

Wendy and Roberto at party; Actual size=240 pixels wide

Roberto (our teacher) with Wendy at our going-away party

Bar Mulo; Actual size=240 pixels wide

The Cantina Mulo (Mule Bar). This was the landmark used by taxi drivers to find our house. 500 Meters north of the Bar Mulo.

Tiles and drriveways

Typical scene with sidewalk tiles and driveways.

Cooking class with fruits; Actual size=240 pixels wide

Cooking Class at our school IPED in Heredia. Notice all the many fruits we used to make drinks from.

Beach bus stop; Actual size=240 pixels wide

This is the bus stop in the small town of Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific Coast. The most beautiful beach I've ever seen.

ABUELO; Actual size=240 pixels wide

This grandfather took care of his grandchildren with such loving care. Notice the comb in the little girl's hand. He was letting her comb his hair while he sat on the curb holding the baby.


Here is the logo from my favorite grocery store while in Costa Rica. It's Mas X Menos (Pronounced "mas por menos", meaning "more for less". It was my Publix when I was there.

Andrew over San Jose; Actual size=240 pixels wide

Andrew above the city of San Jose

Manuel Antonio; Actual size=240 pixels wide

This is a scene (it really does not do it justice) of the Beach in Manuel Antonio. On the left of the picture is the actual Manuel Antonio National Park. We hiked through that Park, up and down the slick rocky coastline in the tropical heat. It was NOT a "walk in the park"


This is a "Soda" one of the many small restaurants that cover the city. They sell soft drinks and sandwiches primarily. Note the beautiful hand lettering and artwork.

Soda Jara.jpg

This is another "Soda". Note the stools (called "bancos") that probably are the clue that the name "soda" comes from the old "soda fountain" restaurants in the U.S. of the 40's and 50's.

shower head

This is a picture of a water heater/shower head we used everyday for our showers. It heats water as it comes through rather than depending on a large water heater. It's one of those devices that makes your visit interesting (and sometimes cold).


Here we are in front of the entrance to IPED (our school). The people and teachers here were wonderful. Note the fine corn flour sack "hand luggage" that I purchased at the market earlier. I bought five (around 30 cents each). I wish I had bought more.