Feeding Curly at the Houston Zoo 1/29/18

I took Robbie to the Houston Zoo this afternoon. The zoo keepers were happy to see Robbie and jealous of his trip to Costa Rica. They are going to meet Robbie for lunch sometime soon and look at his sloth pictures from the trip. They let him visit and feed Curly. Curly had a bowl…

Saying Goodbye and Costa Rica Beach Pictures 1/27/18

Robbie said goodbye to his sisters tonight. They are flying back to Tulsa, Oklahoma. We miss living near them. Here are some more pictures from the trip. The ocean pictures were taken on the Caribbean side at Banana Azul Hotel beach. The kids had a great time between rainstorms playing on the beach. Robbie didn’t…

Home! 1/26/18

We arrived in Houston this evening. The pictures are from the Costa Rica Airport. Robbie loved the trip and is very thankful to everyone that helped him. He was able to see sloths almost everyday.

Hot Springs, Rafting, and Sloths 1/25/18

It is the last full day of our family trip. We visited a hotel in the mountains for the day that had hot springs and various outdoor activities. Robbie toured their wildlife reserve in the morning (including a sloth) and he went white water rafting in the afternoon. He laughed while white water rafting and…

Chocolate Tour 1/24/18

Our current hotel is also a working farm. Almost everything they cook in their restaurant is grown here on grounds. They also sell some of the products they grow. (Spices, fruits, vegetables, chocolate). Aside from produce they also tend to chickens, pigs, and cows. We attended the chocolate tour on grounds today. Their cacao (or…

Zip-lining In Costa Rica Mountains 1/23/18

We took Robbie as a family zip-lining through the rain forest in Costa Rica. The tour started with riding a gondola to an observation area at 4,100 feet. The zip line tracks stretched across canyons, trees, and lakes down the mountain side, with seven different rides. The longest cable was just over a 1/2 mile….

Costa Rica Adventure Continues 1/22/18

We left the Caribbean coast and lovely hotel and rode across the country to the mountains and volcano area. It took about 5 hours and we had the same driver as we had before. He pointed out sights all along the way. Banana fields, pineapple fields, and other areas of interest. I was surprised to…

Souvenir Shopping and Sloths 1/21/18

Jim, I, and Robbie took a taxi to Puerto Viejo, the nearest town, to walk around. I regret not taking Spanish in school. We had fun walking around and visiting the little shops. We learned to divide the prices by 550 for the American price. It was a bit of a challenge to find a…

Jaguar Rescue Center 1/20/18

Jim and I took Robbie and Lynn to the Jaguar Rescue Center this morning. Robbie got to spend more time with sloths, which he loved. We were able to walk up to the trees where they were playing and also see baby sloths in baskets. They have a variety of animals and birds that they…

More Sloth Pictures 1/19/18

We are still taking about Robbie’s day with the sloths yesterday. I am so touched by the kindness of the owner, her family, and her friends at the Sloth Sanctuary. We had a quiet day today. Robbie was tired after his big day yesterday.