Friday, March 20, 2009

Paradise gives one perspective

After a long ride in the collectivo (a cattle truck) we got out at Carate a horse and cart was waiting to take our bags to La Leona a 45 minute walk on the beach in the sun is a very challenging treck. I imagined just falling face first into the soft sand and letting the ocean wash me away. The lodge is an eco lodge we lived in the nicest tents with a deck, chairs. On our deck where we spent most of our time drinking water and fine Costa Rican coffee and looking at the rip tides and looking at the tropical plants and the animals like bats at night. The tent was cleaned daily by the staff, candles were lit every night on the trail because it's lights out at 9:00 a.m. Peter and I took several hikes into the Corcovado National park and saw an quite a bit of wild animals (no snakes) walked on the beach, watched the sunset and the sunrise, the shower was outdoors the most delicious meals were served. It was a paradise on earth we kept reminding each other how fortunate we were.
Paradise gives one perspective. We made a personal mission statement, made some worthy goals and communicated most excellently. Check it out!
http://www.laleonaecolodge.com/
The place should be a secret however I can't keep a secret.

We bumped into a cool and interesting couple from Washington D.C. John and Allison. They were great recyclers and people interested in alternative living and not polluting the planet we had some long fascinating conversations on the deck about, the new administration, President Obama, where we came from, preserving the planet, we broke bread together and they even gave us a ride in their very little SUV back to Puerto Imenez and left me with a partial bag of dog food for the hungry stray dogs.

Happy Trails to you until we meet again.

2 comments:

annie kelleher said...

oh my that sounds like a fabulous trip except the part about the poor puppies...

Patti Gibbons said...

wow, sounds fabulous. A bit challenging, but that is good for the soul. I am heading to Spain for my spring break....to Valencia. It is a large city, and I do hope that I get out into the country side a bit to find some quiet. Who knows, it will all be an adventure. Nice to hear that where you are isn't a big tourist trap yet, that the trips are simple, local transportation...
looking forward to seeing the photos! xxp