Day 2 of our Costa Rican adventure was just a leisurely trek from San Jose to the beach city of Manuel Antonio.
Funny side note: our driver's name was Jorge Lopez. . . George Lopez in English. Don't know why, but it struck me as particularly funny that day. . .
First stop on the drive. . . Alligator Bridge!!! Very freaky, very high, and very intriguing. I could not stop watching them! I could not stop taking pictures either. . . REALLY glad I had my telephoto lens on this sucker, cuz these guys were incredible!!!
This guy was really intriguing to me with his half-eaten snout! Very curious how he eats, or even survives out here. . .
I'm pretty sure Kaylee just wanted off this bridge. . .
Our driver scared the heck out of me when he whipped the van off the road and jumped out all excited telling us to get out! He had somehow seen this guy perched way up high in one of the trees. This was the only Macaw we saw the entire time we were there, thanks to good old George Lopez!
And then. . . just down the road was this little guy! He was just hanging off an electrical wire taking a siesta. Our first sloth of the trip!! I was so scared he was going to fall off and land in the road!
And we finally made it to Pete's Place! This was our home for the week. We were met by Pete, himself, as well as Sasha and Maxwell.
Chillin' in the gigantic hammock on the front porch!
Sasha and Kaylee became very good friends on our trip. We were sad to leave her behind. . .
This is Maxwell. He looks very scary, but was such a sweetie!
The view of the mountains from the north-facing porch. The clouds were covering them when we arrived (we were there during the rainy season), so you will have to stay tuned in to see the pictures of them on a clear day!
And, we made it in plenty of time to see our first sunset from Pete's Place. They were spectacular every single night, and the novelty never wore off. . .
I absolutely LOVED that the sun set so early (it was dark by 6:00)! Goodnight everyone. . . We'll see you again in the morning. . .