S: Costa Rica Club Smed 2011
FC: COSTA RICA 2011
1: Club Smed 2011 After saving for 7 years and planning for one year our trip of a lifetime finally began on Feb. 17, 2011. All Smedings (except Jack DeJong) were able to attend( a true blessing in itself). So after driving to Seattle we met the rest of the family in San Jose and we were ready for our adventure. Our first stop : Hotel Grand D'Oro San Jose, Costa Rica A beautiful 100 year old hotel. | We met the Ontario Smeds after a night flight and were excited to get on our way!
2: What are we getting into...?? Dust, dust, dust and then the roads. Pot holes, dirt roads, I think we were all abit scared
3: BUT THEN WE ARRIVED AT THE WHITE HOUSE ALL WAS GOOD!
5: Finally settled and we very quickly were in vacation mode. Davin our favourite caterer came on Friday evening and we started our vacation in style
6: The guys spent the day fishing - poor Rick no fish but he saw a mantaray!
8: Horseback Riding Wow - what an amazing adventure Climbing mountains, forging rivers,galloping on the beach and even stopping in the middle of no where for a cerveza at a local cantina. Highlight was seeing a family of monkeys in the trees and then running full speed on the beach.
10: COWBOY CANTINA CERVEZA POR FAVOR
12: Snorkelling another adventure. It is amazing all the creatures all around us in the water. Miko caught crabs for dinner!
14: We decided to cook for 2 nights -which was an adventure itself. Let's just say no Fortinos there.
15: ANIMALS AROUND THE HOUSE
18: WARNING: Not for the faint hearted | ZIP LINING
20: We ventured out to restaurants twice while at the White House. Our favorite was this restaurant in the middle of no where. The owner had caught the fish that day.
21: Costa Rica's Flowers It was amazing to see to see all these tropical flowers growing in the gardens of the house. BEAUTIFUL!
25: ATV's Another highlight was ATVing. The only real way to maneuvere the roads. Dust masks were a must and passenger's must hold on. The Best - the beach!
31: CLUB SMED 2011 COSTA RICA