Zip Lines

Today we did a crazy amount of driving through the mountains… It’s nuts that you can have something that’s twenty kilometers as the crow flies, but thanks to winding gravel roads climbing to ear-popping heights, it takes three hours to get the distance. This drive took us to a national park in an amazing rain forest where we did a “canopy tour”, shooting over the forest on zip lines. The longest was a full kilometer, and the next shortest was 750 m, and the total of all fifteen must have been around 4 km in all. Nefarious had a great time doing it, shouting that she wanted to go again after we completed the set. A very brave six year old! After the zip lines we went for another hike through the rain forest, crossing eight huge suspension bridges spread out over 3 km. After that, another ridiculous twisty drive, and we’ve ended up in Arenal where Costa Rica’s most active volcano is — still spewing lava, exploding, and blowing ash on a daily basis.

Not sure what tomorrow holds… perhaps white water rafting.


  1. Jilary wrote:

    I did those same zip lines when I was in Costa Rica last summer! It’s an amazing little county, with so much nature to enjoy!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:11 am | Permalink
  2. starbadger wrote:

    following you and enjoying your accounting

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink
  3. DTM wrote:

    living in Okinawa was similar to that. even though the island was only about 7.5 miles from top to bottom as I was told, it took hours driving from one spot to another due to the winding roads

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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