We’ve been a bit quiet since our return to the States from Costa Rica almost two weeks ago. If you’ve been following us, you probably already know that during the first couple days of our trip Melo was getting over a cold and I had one coming on. Luckily, after just 2 days, I was feeling a lot better so we were able to take advantage of being so close to one of those black-sand beaches Costa Rica is famous for.
After being cooped up in the apartment, I was finally feeling up to going out and exploring Guanacaste a little bit. On Monday, Melo and I packed a bag with water and snacks and headed to the beach!
We were a little too hype, though, because we forgot to pack towels, a blanket, and put on sunscreen. That’s okay, though, because I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the International Day of Happiness than soaking in the sun and swimming in the warm waters of Playa del Coco!
So we’ve been in Costa Rica for 3 full days now and we’ve spent most of our time in the apartment sleeping. I know, I know. Boo!!
When we flew down here Melo was on the back-end of a cold and I was on the front end of one, so in addition to just being a little jet lagged and tired, our bodies were like, “Vacation? What vacation? We gon’ sleep!”
Anyway, we did manage to get out a couple of times to briefly check out the beach and grab some groceries. Our apartment has a decent sized kitchen so cooking at “home” definitely helps make the trip more affordable for us. And while the larger grocery store is about half a mile away, there is a mini-market right across the street from where we are staying. We went there tonight to pick up just a couple of things since we walked to the larger store on Thursday night to get the majority of what we needed. On the walk back from that trip we accidentally got sprayed by Deet by the health department truck–LOL.
On the flip side, we stopped by Tico’s Panaderia for some fresh-baked goods. Melo got two savory ones: one with chicken and one with beef. I got some plain sweet bread and an apple sweet bread. They were delicious!
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