During our wedding, one of Husband’s best friends gave a really nice speech. In this speech he stated how I am a perfect match for Husband because of my adventurous spirit, and Husband needs a partner who is willing to cliff dive, jump out of planes, and eat out of street carts in China with him.
I am MORE than happy to do all of these things with Husband. I love traveling, being spontaneous, and even a little dangerous. As active and adventurous as I am, I do not hold a candle to Husband. That boy NEVER stops. His ADHD and energy level competes with that of a first grader.
By our 5th day in Costa Rica we’d already been hiking, zip lining, swimming, and more. It was late afternoon and I was ready to relax in one of the hotel’s natural hot springs with a book, but Husband was still running circles around me, and looking for something more exciting to do.
The five of us agreed to take the “waterfall hike” advertised at our resort. The walk started off gorgeous. It was a downhill hike through the rainforest, shady, cool, and scenic. About ten minutes in we came across a few signs…
Hike at own risk!
For advanced hikers only!
Do not pass!
Being us, we ignored the signs and kept walking. We are those annoying people who believe that nothing applies to us and that we are invincible. So we continued on our journey.
Surprisingly enough, the trail became ridiculously dangerous. It was muddy, slick, very steep, covered in vines and broken limbs, and eventually became no trail at all. Mom-in-law, Zoey, and myself, turned back. We were nowhere near a waterfall, and climbing back up was definitely looking like the smarter option.
Husband and Dad-in-law kept trucking a long. I was happy they found something to keep themselves busy, and even happier to finally have some time to relax and maybe read some of my book.
However, it wasn’t long until Zoey and I started feeling left out. We were worried they’d get to the waterfall and it would be amazing, but we were more worried that the two boys were lost, and were most likely walking back in the wrong direction.
Lucky for the boys, we took the rental car, drove through the woods, got a little lost, eventually parked, hiked a ways, and found them. They’d barely made the hike (which they said was the most treacherous hike of their lives), found the waterfall, and were scared away by a howling monkey.
Lucky for us there are A LOT of waterfalls in Costa Rica, and most of them are much easier to get access!
The La Fortuna waterfall, was easier, but still over 700 steep steps down and back up. (Yeah…we counted!) This waterfall was by far the prettiest, and the coldest. We swam and relaxed for a while, but I spent the majority of the time laying on a big hot rock trying to get warm.
Costa Rica also has volcanoes…the two we visited were Mt. Poas and Mt. Arenal. My new Dad-in-law was a little camera happy when it came to the volcanoes, so it only seems right that I post a few pictures of them…in his honor.
Oh, how nice it was… I guess I’ll have to find a new adventure to keep Husband busy here in NYC.