Wednesday, April 18, 2007

And Friends Are Friends Forever....

Oh what a bitter world we live in. A cruel, twisted, spinning mass of molten where friends do nothing but leave. Just when everyone is beginning to have fun it's all swept away so suddenly by schedules and impending purchases of vet clinics. There were 9 days of passion with our dear amigos. We swam streams, surfed til Kev's rib cracked, hiked 'canos of liquid hot shmagma, and bathed in hot springs until all our parts looked old. And now, as quickly as our friends came, pretending to be companions, they are gone.

After a week of Nosaran monkeys and beach house bliss we took the windy road to the Volcan Arenal to get our jungle on. Our last few days were somewhere in between those movies about those blood diamonds, and the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland where they fire blanks at the mechanical hippo. It was the perfect cap to the trip as the girls & FB got their share of poolside papaya masques, and JR and I got to hike on a live volcano, drive cars thru rivers, and do other manly-type things that caused Kev (FB) to whimper in fright.

Our hotel here at Arenal also put the Nosara stay in perspective and we realized that brief power outages is hardly "roughing it" in comparison to dorm-style living in which your roommates are live bats. At least Kev and Molly have had their rabies vaccines and the bats ate most of the mosquitos in the room.

Once again Rachel and I are back to the core... the nucleus... the mitochondria... the endoplasmic reticulum... otherwise known as just the two of us. We have hit a critical point now where our friends' visits are a pendulum of joy and homesick depression. Perhaps the only solution is to have someone visit for different portions of the rest of the trip with us. On that note, Nathan and Spencer have already booked the Ruta Ruinas Tour, May 15- 24th, Teguchigalpa to Belize City. Any takers for a week or two before or after? It's first come first serve so book fast. I can guarantee monkeys.


Anonymous joey said...

Okay Dad and I are interested in whatever you are doing after May 26. Any idea yet? Where could we meet you? We want to get our jungle on, too!

Love, MOM

4/18/07, 10:07 AM  
Anonymous joey said...

I also want one of those papaya masques....

love, MOM

4/18/07, 10:08 AM  
Anonymous joey said...

For some reason your website won't let me put in "Joey's Maui Mama". As soon as I put in the word "Joey" it prints it.

Hope that clears up the confusion you were experiencing!

Love, MOM

4/18/07, 10:09 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

That is weird Mom...anyways it looks like good times as usual. I wish we could visit with you guys. Rach is getting so good to see everyone especially FB by the pool with his masque..I was cracking up. Keep the pix and writings coming..I love it.

4/18/07, 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good doctors Kevin and Molly Cox - with the help of an animal identification chart available at the San Jose International Airport, confirmed that our flying friend was in fact a VAMPIRE BAT! I guess they are typically found in areas with a high number of cows, etc.


4/19/07, 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like i missed out on tons of fun! glad you all had a wonderful time. please send me pics!
miss ya!

4/19/07, 7:36 AM  
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4/19/07, 2:46 PM  
Blogger James said...

Happy Wappy (sacastic tone)

I need friends (winey tone)
I want friends (same winey tone)

Pa leas... (tone of disgust)

Your haveing the greatest adventure our your life. Somebody needs the cowboy the hell up...


A Friend who never goes anywhere

4/19/07, 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's up with your obsession with monkeys? Does that sound familiar Rach? Arenal is awesome I love those shots of the waterfall. Have you guys come across any moths that were larger than that bat? Just wait! They're out there!! If we can't book one or your PanAmerican trips, we'd like to book the LA to Vegas portion. Well happy travels and have fun exploring.

Jay and Janelle
P.S. Viva las Monkeys!!!!!!!

4/19/07, 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Kevin AKA FB said...

For the record there also was a Daywalker with a name that sounds like Low (yes it is Joe) that also wore the papaya mask. Sorry it took me a while to comment, but we were packing and are now in the process of driving across the country. We are currently crashing in Bozeman, MT. Have you guys hit up Pavones yet? That wave must be ridden!

4/22/07, 6:15 PM  
Blogger Strangerhoncho said...

Okay, I'm a idiot. I finally figured out how to leave a comment, after a year. Okay...honestly I never really tried too hard. Dan is here and we're catching up on the past couple months of the blog. He wanted to hook up with you guys in Guatemala. Whoops. I can't tell where you are or where you're going from your blog...are you going up through there again? Dan still might want to hook up with you guys. If I wasn't a wussy paraplegic, I would have definitely trailed you guys through the whole trip, like an assassin. Dan just told me about a friend of his who was attacked on a beach in Honduras and was forced to kill the attacker with a machete. In the surf. So watch out.

4/23/07, 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Worn Right said...

Arenal is fantastic. It pleases my heart that you made it a portion of your journey and that the waterfall got major photo props. Happy hunting on many more cool adventures.

4/24/07, 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Vallerie said...

Good words.

11/11/08, 9:15 AM  
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