I’m sure a lot of you are going to see the word eggplant and immediately stop reading this post…but wait! Before you go, hear me out. Eggplant isn’t my favorite vegetable either, it’s spongy and bland. But when you prepare it the proper way – like with loads of cheese, bread crumbs and marinara sauce – it can be rather tasty!
Poor little eggplant, just needs a little T.L.C…
Don’t we all?!
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Hello! And happy Thursday y’all. This is my third and final Costa Rica post then it’s back to recipes…I promise! I have to be honest, I haven’t been cooking as much with Bryan gone. I’ve been making salads and a few frozen Amy’s meals (my fav).
Don’t judge me.
As I mentioned in the last post, our next and final stop was San Gerardo de Dota – a small town huddled up against the Talamanca Mountain Range that is a haven for birdwatchers and hikers – precisely why Bryan chose for it to be our final destination. There was one specific bird we were on the lookout for: the Quetzal, considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world…
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After bidding farewell to Drake Bay, we took a boat, then a bus to Uvita. It was hot and I was miserable. But I was still on cloud 9 thinking about how excited I was to be engaged to such an incredible man.
The hotel we planned on staying at was closed, but we ended up finding a very eco-friendly and quant hippie hostel which was inundated with young, hippie (American) travelers. I fit right in. 🙂
Continue reading “Costa Rica Part II.”
Bryan is gone for a few weeks so I’ve been trying to get my quinoa and kale consumption in – he’s not a huge fan of either, especially kale.
What the kale Bryan?
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I finally got most of the pictures from our trip to Costa Rica downloaded on my computer – after about an hour on the phone with Apple support (insert deep sigh here).
I’ve never been a very “technological person,” but I know how to upload photos from my camera or my iPhone, but something on my phone got switched so everything was going to iCloud. Yes, I know it’s 2017 and iCloud has been a thing for awhile now, but I’m old school and I love the idea of plugging my phone into my computer and BAM, there are all the photos.
When I came home from Costa Rica and plugged my phone in to my computer…
NO BAM. And NO photos.
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Hi y’all! Man, it’s been a whirlwind of a week, but I’m finally getting back into a routine after being gone for 9 days.
Oh how I long to be back in Costa Rica…
Nestled between mountains and surrounded by forests, wetlands, the Pacific Ocean, scarlet macaws, sloths and toucans…
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Hola! We are back from Costa Rica and I hope y’all haven’t forgotten about me because I haven’t forgotten about you! In fact, I thought about you a lot during my time in Central America – when I was eating incredible food and when I was hiking through the cloud forest, I thought about how much I couldn’t wait to share my experiences with y’all! So, on that note, it’s good to be back. 🙂 I can’t wait to share some of our pictures – which I promise to soon!
But first, I want to share with you some wonderful news…
Drum roll please…
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