Lewis Acker's house, the first stone structure to be built on Rakiura/Stewart Island. Acker was an American whaler who build this house in 1836.
Yes, we are in there somewhere!
Trust me, this is not the only picture on the rafting trip that features Tara smiling.
This is not the time I actually fell in the water, but I was pretty close here too.
Tara and I celebrate a successful rapid - there were close to 40 rapids on this stretch!
I can jump from waterfalls, zipline through the clouds, and yet suspension bridges still scare me. :)
Here I am jumping off this waterfall in Montezuma from 30+ feet above the water!
Here is a sampling of the cloud forest in Monteverde.
Enjoying our beachfront hotel in Montezuma. It is our honeymoon too, you know ;)
This is Francisco, the coffee farmer from the cooperative in Monteverde that we toured. He has been farming coffee on his land for over 50 years and does everything organically. Banana trees provide shade and nutrients and other plants are grown to minimize pests.
Here we are in front of a smaller waterfall in Monteverde. No one was jumping from this one :)
This was a beautiful overlook of the ocean on our walk home from the waterfalls in Montezuma
Here is Tara ziplining through the cloud forest in a canopy tour in Monteverde. The longest one was over 2000 feet across and 450 feet high!
Don't tell Ellie and Bolder, but Tara has been finding many cats to socialize with along the way. This one was in our hostel in Monteverde. Tara wore ear plugs, but I got to hear it meowing all night trying to get back in!
This was our ferry to Puntarenas on our way to Montezuma. We took a speed boat back across to save time, but our rear ends are still too sore to sit and we were too scared to get the camera out for a photo... we saved half a day of travel though :)
Soaking up the sun on the beach in Montezuma
I'm enjoying a well deserved cold coconut after a 6 hour hike straight up and down to a volcano lake.
This is a new monument that was erected near the Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri. It celebrates Lewis and Clark and their comrades exploring the Louisiana Purchase.
Don't go on a Sunday, it's closed.
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