Well it is with trepidation that I write this last Blog from Costa Rica. We left manuel antionio a week ago and headed 45 minutes south to Dominical where 12 of the wedding goers had rented a villa for the week. Dominical is very small - actually the town is virtually non-existent, it is a less touristy part of Costa Rica that attracts surfers and a number of canadian and Americans (all in their 50's and 60's), who have made their money and decided to drop out and live a relaxed life - I definitely can see the advantages.
Our villa is located about 200meters from the beach up the side of a mountain. The villa has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen and living areas. The best part is the amazing outdoor area with the most beautiful infinity pool I have ever seen - you just hang over the edge and gaze at the ocean with the most spectacular evening sunsets. The outdoor area has a BBQ, large table for outdoor dining and lots of comfortable loungers - when the area is lite up at night it looks so lovely. If I was ever to have a house in a tropical climate this would be exactly what I would want.
Since we were about 2.5 hours from the Panama border and we heard there was good shopping there, Aaron, Ashley, Donna and I decided to take the trip one day.
The markets were much like those in Asia but definitely not Asian prices in fact I could buy things cheaper in the USA. One store had clothes with tags from Ross's Dress for less with the price portion torn off and no they were charging at least three times the price you would pay in Ross's - I should know as I have spent enough time in that store - right Marianne! It was also smoking hot here as we were inland and there was no ocean breeze.
Sean and Michelle celebrated their 5th anniversary so Aaron put on a fireworks show.