US – Costa Rica Galleries Uploaded Part II

So, where were we?  Ah yes, on the road to Playa del Coco in Costa Rica.

Heres a shot from the ridge above PdC, which is out of sight to the right

Here's a shot from the ridge above PdC, which is out of sight to the right

We did some diving.  One day decent, the other day…I don’t want to talk about it. 👿 Visibility not so hot.

4 white tips and a moray eel

4 white tips and a moray eel

This restaurant had amazing marketing.  They wafted the scent of deliciously fried chicken all up and down the street.

Pollos Crispy, I love it so

Pollos Crispy, I love it so

Udderly Plantable

Udderly Plantable

The next beach over, not PdC

The next beach over, not PdC

Flying into Tamarindo airpo...airfie...airstrip

Flying into Tamarindo airpo...airfie...airstrip. We scared the cows quite badly.

Our return flights plane

Our return flight's plane. I'm a little burnt.

We went back to Denver for a few more days, and rescheduled our return flight going through New York one day early.  It was nice, as we got to see Timur, who we know from Tashkent and is living there.

Nash Droog Timur

Nash Droog Timur

The next morning we rode the subway into town and wandered down Broadway for a while, checking out the places and the people.

He wears underwear.  Its just not under anything.

He wears underwear. It's just not under anything.

We meandered on down the street, heading into Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.  Some of them were not so realistic…

Brangelina Guli

Brangelina Guli

Some were actually really good.  Susan Lucci looked very real.

Susan GuLucci

Susan GuLucci

Some were a little grabby, and had to be dealt with.

I kicked his ass after this.  He didnt put up much of a fight.  Im fierce, but I expected more than that.

I kicked Clooney's ass after this. He didn't put up much of a fight. I'm fierce, but I expected more than that.

Supermans new sidekick, SuperGuli

Superman's new sidekick, SuperGuli

I kicked Superman’s ass afterwards, too, just in case.  Justin Timberlake, too. (not shown here for brevity’s sake)  At least they all seemed to realize that resistance was futile and would only result in a worse beating for them.  After this, we subwayed down to Battery Park for a ride over to the Statue of Liberty.  It wanted to rain on us pretty much the entire time, but never did.  The air quality got fairly bad and this didn’t help any of the pictures with a long viewing distance, not one bit.

Statue of Liberty (no, the one in the background)

Statue of Liberty (no, the one in the background)

And then of course, the vacation was over, and it was work time again.  I’d like to mention here that I am by no means a fan of JFK airport.  We flew in the day earlier on a 90 minute flight leg, and sat waiting on the tarmac 90 more minutes to get to a gate.  On the next day, we pulled out from the gate, and sat at various places at the gate and runway for THREE AND A HALF HOURS.  It’s all the worse when you throw a 13 hour flight on top of that, though they did it in 12.  I can’t say enough good things about Emirate’s new entertainment system, which has about a 9″ LCD with an amazing amount of movies, TV, games, music, etc.  And that’s just in economy class.  Looked like business class got stuck with a 15-17″ screen.  I literally watched 2 entire movies before we finally leapt skywards.  That system really makes a huge difference in chopping down the apparent time on a long flight.

The rest of the pictures are all here:

2008 07 Costa Rica

2008 07 USA

One Response to “US – Costa Rica Galleries Uploaded Part II”

  1. Rica Says:

    You’ve got a great narrative for your travels here. I enjoyed reading the post! Thanks for sharing.

    Costa Rica seems so raw and inviting. I would love to go there someday! :)

    Awesome captions for your photographs too!

    Cheers!

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