Monday, December 7, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday!

 Dec 7th, it is my son's birthday. He is 28 today, Happy Birthday to Brian!   Hubby's birthday coming soon, on Dec 10th.  We have lots to celebrate in December, I just turned 64. I am looking forward to when things are back to normal in our country, when hubby and I can feel safe to travel.  Today I am sharing photos from my archives and March 2010 and a trip to one of my favorite places Costa Rica. On my next critter post I am sharing a lot of the Costa Rica wildlife, check it out.

1. A rainbow seen on the first morning of our 9 day tour. 

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2.  During our tour we stopped at a craft market, the ox carts were on display.  The carts are unique with colorful painted designs.

 


3.  Tortuguero, we stayed at a park lodge which was just a walk away from the Caribbean Sea. The park is only reached by airplane or a boat ride. Our tour to the lodge included the boat ride. The lodge is located between a lagoon  on one side and the other side was the Caribbean Sea. The Howler Monkeys were constantly heard while staying at Tortoguero, the resort was nice with wildlife everywhere.

 


 

4. The nature boat rides were fun, the wildlife in Costa Rica is awesome. We saw various species of monkeys, lizards, a sloth and birds.


 

5.  Fortuna, Costa Rica..our hotel had a view of the volcano, we had a tour set up to visit the Baldi Hot Springs and we also hiked on the Hanging Bridges trail at the Arenal Volcano National Park.

 


 

 

6. Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.  We stayed a nice resort on the beach. I think we were so busy during the day, I did not get in the pools at any of the hotels, all the pools looked beautiful.

 

7. A walk on the beach at Guanacaste Costa Rica. During our time here, we saw more monkeys and various bird species. 

 


 

8. Sunset at Guanacaste, Pacific Ocean


 

It is also Pearl Harbor Day, a day to honor the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. From the beginning of the tracking on Feb 15th through today,  282,829 Americans have died from the Coronavirus, more people have died from the virus than all the wars put together. 

 There is so much talk about the vaccine coming out. It almost time to make new memories and visit new places, hubby and I will be happy when we are able to travel again.  Mean time we  are happy and healthy, I hope everyone is doing well too.

 

 

Wear your mask and keep your distance!  Be safe, stay safe!

 

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.

 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!


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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, I wish you a happy new week!

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  2. Thank you for sharing! Our world is gorgeou! Have a great week, Eileen! Greetings 💞

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      Take care, I wish you a happy new week!

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  3. Um SHOW de fotos que nos mostras tão bem! Linda semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thanks so much Chica!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  4. Es una gran casualidad, que los cumpleaños sean todos en diciembre y con poco margen de días. Mis felicitaciones a todos por su cumpleaños. El último que viene falta muy pocos días.

    Ahora parece que vivimos de los recuerdos, porque no se puede viajar. Ahora lo más seguro es quedarse en casa, hasta que se resuelve elgran problema que supone el covid 19...hasta las Navidades las vamos a celebrar este año de forma diferente. La comida de familiar de Nochebuena debe de ser en grupos reducidos y ahy que evitar las aglomeraciones en las calles, que provocaban estas hermosas fiestas.

    Que tengas una Feliz Semana.

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    1. Thanks you for the comment and visit.
      Yes, our Christmas will be very small this year, just hubby and I celebrating.
      It is best since my hubby is one "at risk" that we keep our distance.
      Take care, I wish you a happy new week!

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  5. You have very nice memories of your past travels. I hope we can make new travel memories in the very near future.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I hope to make new travel memories soon!
      Have a great new week!

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  6. Happy birthday to everyone, I have been to Costa Rica three times, and I would return in a heartbeat. Great destination for a naturalist.

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    1. Thank you David!
      I would love to go back to Costa Rica, it was wonderful!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  7. Happy birthday to everyone. A beautiful and interesting place to visit. Have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  8. The sand ands blue water are so beautiful, and normal, I think the way the world is now, that will be the new normal for some time. Birthdays, many good wishes to you all, our younger daughter celebrated on 4th December, all those years ago for you and me, life was safe, the pace not so hectic, and families lived so much closer.One day, you will be able to travel again, meantime, your photos area reminder of those wonderful trips.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      For the comment and birthday wishes!
      We are handling the new normal, I do wish we can travel safely soon.
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  9. Happy birthday to everyone! I can relate to you as my families also have lots to celebrate in December incluidng birthdays and wedding anniversary. My son's birthday was the day before yesterday, my first grandchild's is today same with Brian in different year, and my third one’s is the day after tomorrow, like stepping stones. I miss celebrating together but can’t be helped. Getting together from different households is something we refrain from at this crisis. I hear Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries and your photos prove it. Enjoy your life keeping all the preventive measures.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  10. Lovely visit to a beautiful place...I'm sure you have lots of fond memories. Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      We do have some great memories of our trips!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  11. ...I wonder what normal will be like!

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    1. Thanks Tom!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  12. snowing here, so pretty to watch and glad my hubby can work from home and not need to leave. wish others could do that. i know some are ...but a recent AM trip i see folks are still getting out on the roads. i wonder what 2021 will be like for us all??! my pansies are super cute under the pile of snow. nothing much i bet it in the end ...but so fun for a different weather moment. take care. ( ;

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    1. Thanks Beth!
      I hope 2021 is a lot better than 2020.
      It is cold but no snow here.
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  13. i would like to own the parrot cart, my favorite of the carts and the last collage with the beach lower corner and the last two photos are my favorite. love those beaches... and of course the wildlife.. with all the places you have been, it is no wonder you miss traveling...

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      The carts were pretty!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your son and your Shadow! My due date was today...but my son was born on the 11th. Beautiful photos as always.

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    1. Thanks Vera!
      Happy birthday to your son!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  15. Hi Eileen! :) Happy Birthday to Brian!! :) Those carts are so lovely! What a beautiful spot! I love seeing the monkeys. Is that a HUGE monkey in that tree? Wow! What a lovely rainbow!

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      The monkeys were everywhere, it was cool seeing them in the wild.
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  16. Happy birthday to your son and you and hubby too! I love all of your beautiful photos, that had to be a fantastic trip! Stay safe and have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  17. Thank you for the tour! New scenery for me, that's for sure.

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    1. Thank you Jeannelle!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  18. Happy birthday to your son! Hope you are still celebrating your birthday, too. An early happy birthday wish for hubby, too. You do have a loaded December. Wonderful photos from your past travels. Hope your family birthday week goes well!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  19. Thanks for taking us to this exotic trip with so much wild nature to share.
    I have never seen monkeys in nature, just in zoos.
    Happy Birthday to your son!
    All the best for the rest of week ahead!

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      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  20. I love those carts...and that rainbow, and that last photo is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  21. Helli Eileen,
    Happy birthday to all! It's lovely to see the rainbow now in the darkness.
    Lovely photos!
    Enjoy your day, and take care!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  23. Great pictures, I wish I had gone there while I was able to travel. Living here alone, I'm not keeping very good track of dates, and lucky to know what day of the week we are in. Thanks for reminding me of today's date, I will think of those who lost their lives. Finally, Happy Birthday to the men in your life.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      Since I was retired, there are times I lose track of the days.
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  24. Wonderful photos. Love the rainbow and the photos of Costa Rica.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  25. Beautiful photography post ~ what an adventure you both ~ Hopefully ~ you will be able to travel soon ~ ^_^

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I appreciate your visits and comments.
      Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  26. That was a nice tour to take with you on what is a cold but sunny day here. Thanks, Eileen!

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  27. a beautiful place to have a vacation - gorgeous photos

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  28. Happy December birthday to you all. How festive is December in your household with all the birthdays and the Holiday cheer.

    I love looking back at my own Costa Rica vacay photos. I loved Tortuguero the most, especially the boat rides in the canals. But we never got to visit Guanacaste, I'm hoping to visit it via a cruise someday.

    Stay safe everyone.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  29. Fecidades para TODOS Eileen. Tenéis un mes muy completo de celebraciones.
    Que bonito recuerdo de Costa Rica. Preciosas fotos .Me encanta ver el arco iris .
    Buena noche. Y cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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  30. Happy birthday to you and your son, Eileen and happy birthday to come to your husband! You certainly have much to celebrate in December. I enjoyed seeing the decorated carts--they remind me of hand painted ones we saw in Sicily. I've heard that Costa Rico is a beautiful place to visit--hope I get there one day when we can all travel again. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      Costa Rica is beautiful!
      Have a happy week!

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  31. December is a big month in your family. Happy birthday to your son and your husband for the 10th.

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  32. Happy Birthday wishes to you, your son and husband. So nice to see all the beautiful pictures from your travels.

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  33. Happy Birthday, to you, hubby and your son. We are looking forward to traveling also and I would love to go to Costa Rica. One day! Such great photos from there. I have heard howler monkeys at the zoo but it would be great to hear them in their natural world, and see all those other amazing animals. It looks a beautiful country and I thoroughly enjoyed your photos. Thanks Eileen, enjoy the week :)

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      Costa Rica is a great place to wildlife.
      Have a great day!

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  34. Happy birthday to you and your son. Costa Rica! What a blessing and an incredible trip.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  35. Your son has a good name. My son is also called Brian.

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  36. I've never actually seen swan towels made into that shape, it's a nice touch.

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  37. Eileen - wonderful memories of Costa Rica. I am sure you were in your element with the wildlife, especially the birds! Happy birthday to your son, your hubby and YOU!!!

    Such a tragedy - all the loss of life, whether from war or the virus. Certainly not all of it is avoidable, but much of it is! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Yes, it was a happy trip for me!
      Have a great day and a happy week ahead.

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  38. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and mosaics
    Have a nice week

    Much❤love

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  39. Hello, Hope you are doing fine. Beautiful post. Awesome pics.
    Happy belated Birthday Wishes to Brian. Greetings to all.
    Stay well.

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  40. I've never been to Costa Rica it sure looks beautiful. It's good to have those awesome memories to look back on.. I know I would have been in the pool tho I love to swim. If the water is warm of course. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Sondra!
      It is great to have these wonderful trip memories.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  41. so beautiful and thanks for sharing. If it was possible I would love to go back there. Your beach look so lovely, perhaps the one we visited. But we only stayed one hour. To short period of time if you ask me. Lovely shots and great memories :)
    Take care.

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    1. Thank you Monica, for the comment!
      Have a great day!

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  42. happy belated Bday to the young gentleman. Costa Rica does look like a nice destination. have a wonderful week, Eileen.

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  43. Costa Rica was one of my favourite trips. Thank you for sharing your photos.

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  44. Great photos!
    Good to have wonderful memories of a warmer climate to get us through our cold Winter weather.

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Yes, I am thinking of warmer days.
      Have a great day!

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  45. Oh to travel again without pandemic woes! A great series today Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Yes, we are looking forward to when we can travel safely again.
      Have a great day!

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  46. Happy Birthday to you my birthday is also in December. Lovely pictures of your past trip what a fabulous place to visit.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Happy Birthday to you!
      Have a great day!

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  47. It's so funny, when one can't travel, why not pull out some past photos and relive the memories before our eyes! It's what we do to lift our spirits, well that and taking a hike in the fresh air! Those carts are so lovely, as are all your photos of that lovely trip. Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Past trip memories do lift my spirits, remembering all the good times.
      Have a great day!

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  48. Hi Eileen, One of the reasons I enjoy stopping by Viewing Nature with Eileen is that you often take us along with you on your journeys AND you take excellent pictures AND the pictures you take are so often like ones I myself would take. :-) This post is no exception. I love these pictures. Wow, the sunset at Guanacaste is splendid! Happy Birthday to Brian, and Eileen, you are just 64? :-) You are still a youngster! Thanks, as always, for sharing and I hope you have a happy rest of the week. Best to you from Seattle. John

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    1. Thank you John! Your comments are so nice, I am always happy to see you visiting my blog!
      Take care, stay safe! Have a happy day!

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  49. Dear Eileen,
    Costa Rica is one of my longing destinations - I hope I will get there in a future without Covid restrictions. You brought wonderful photos from your trip!
    Happy birthday wishes to all of you! Enjoy the new year of life!
    Hugs from Austria,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/12/servus-ihr-lieben-am-ende-meines.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      I hope you get to visit Costa Rica, it is a beautiful country.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  50. What lovely sights; the kind that makes you miss travel. There's finally some light at the end of the tunnel. We should be able to travel in a few months time. Yay!!

    You stay safe too, Eileen. :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment. I hope we can travel again soon!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  51. Happy birthday wishes to everyone.
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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