One huge perk of building your resort at the base of an active volcano is you don't have to heat your water...the volcano does that underground for you. The entire area around the Arenal Volcano is filled with natural hot springs,...
Although I was always a good student, geography was never one of my strong subjects. So I have to admit, when Kim suggested we escape to Costa Rica for a winter get-away, I really didn't know exactly where Costa Rica was.
So, to save you the embarrassment of not knowing either (maybe I'm not the only one who doesn't know???), Costa Rica is a small country in Central America. Nicaragua is to its north and Panama to its south.
A couple of real pluses about vacationing in Costa Rica...besides the obvious one of WARM WEATHER...is that it's not very expensive to fly there and it's not very far away (only about 5 hours actual air time). Kim had seen some travel shows on TV about Costa Rica that planted the idea in his head, and who am I to reject his suggestion that we spend a week in lush, tropical Costa Rica?!
Tuesday, February 17, just before I left with my husband for our Costa Rica vacation, Dad and I sat drinking coffee together at their kitchen table. Our conversation was pleasant and happy...all over the place, much of it making no sense as Dad can no longer carry on a conversation. But we were chatting and laughing and just enjoying our morning together.
Neither of us had any inkling it would be the last time.