Costa Rica

This year one of our adventures in the world was a trip to Costa Rica.  We stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Riu Palace Guanacaste.  It was a fabulous hotel with great service, excellent food, and wonderful entertainment.  We can honestly say that this hotel was probably one of the best all-inclusive hotels we have ever stayed at.


The views from the hotel are beautiful and nature is only a few steps away.  There are monkeys, iguanas, and all sorts of birds just a short walk down the beach.


In addition, there are wonders to be seen just a few hours away,


The best thing over all is the residents of Costa Rica are the most caring and hospitable individuals we have ever met in any country.  As they always say and we say to you until our next post, “Pura Vida.”

Celebration Florida

The story goes that when Walt Disney was first planning Walt Disney World, he envisioned a town just outside the property that would be home to the workers of WDW.  Over time that vision became sort of a reality.  The Disney Development Company started work on this community in 1990.


When you walk around through the town you can see true Disney style in the architecture.  The town is clearly one of a kind and definitely part of Walt Disney’s vision.  On Sundays the town has a simple Farmer’s Market / Craft Fair.


There are many restaurants in the downtown area and our favorite is “Columbia.” An old family restaurant that has a few locations throughout Florida. To tempt your palate here is a few pictures of the restaurant and the food.