Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If I don't do it now, it might not happen at all

So here are some photos.

It does nothing for my search results, but I'm gonna do it anyway. Here's a bunch of pictures with precious little commentary 'cause it's late.

Idyllic, no?

If it makes you (all 99.9% of you that don't live in the tropics) feel any better, all this idyllic...ness does come at a price, usually exacted in the form of infrastructure.

This (below) happened the day before we got there. This picture was taken two days later, when we left. You can see that passers-by have taken the sensible precaution of installing a daunting barricade of brush and plastic bags to warn all comers of the dangers that lie beneath the (road) surface. Of course, after crossing the bridge and before reaching the next crossroads we did pass an oncoming cement truck, beer truck and jury-rigged gasoline truck with a rag stopper at the top of the tank, which didn't keep the gas from sloshing out at each pothole in the washboard road. We pondered which of those vehicles might attempt to cross and which might seek out an alternate route.

Some guys hanging around the bridge pretty well encapsulated the Costa Rican approach to such events: "Oh, yeah. If you go down there and look you can see that the structure is totally compromised. You can make it across no problem if you keep to the right and go pretty fast."

And then we saw some cows...

And then we stopped at a tourist trap.

Giant ball of string? No self-respecting Costa Rican tourist would settle for a giant ball of string. We demand nothing short of Tyrannosaurus Rex (and 26 other life-sized statues situated along a one-mile trail that we may, one day, explore) in our tourist traps.


Jennifer September 19, 2007 1:40 AM  

The beach looks lovely. Your commentary to the picture of the collapsed bridge had me laughing. My first thought was: "Looks like you could make it across if you stick to the right."

Too many years in Italy.

PortlyDyke September 19, 2007 9:44 PM  

Oh, what wonderful beach pics! Treasure these days, mama -- I have some beach photos of the boys that are very like this, and now they are big men with jobs.

Your girls, and your guy, look faboo -- I hope you had a wonderful time!

Bridges -- Arrr!

Erin September 23, 2007 10:13 AM  

Wow. Just wow.

The beach pictures are gorgeous.

One winter I was crossing the parking lot on my way into the grocery store, slogging my way through snow and salt and dodging cars and icy puddles and wishing I lived somewhere warm. And then I realized that warm places have hurricanes and tornadoes and that stuff will kill you, while, for the most part, snow and cold is just annoying.

So, I'll just visit warm places and enjoy our nice, non-falling down bridges. :)

Mrs. G. September 26, 2007 1:42 AM  

What an adventure you are living. Meanwhile I'm back in Washington State being rained on. Boo hoo.

Kit September 29, 2007 10:16 AM  

Gorgeous pictures of the beach and the bridge ...just a bit scary!

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