January 28, 2018


David Gascoigne

What? No pictures of birds? My goodness, I think you need to do a penance for such an egregious omission. Please go to your local wetland at 6:00am each morning with a bucket of worms for the White Ibises. Where you obtain the worms is up to you, but there are probably lots underneath the grass of your lawn!


I think (and regret), I'm late, but Happy Birthday to you and to your husband.
Your images are beautiful and I smiled by reading the words on the sign !


I love the fact that we both enjoy each others trips so much Sallie. This one I would love to do myself. Also many Congratulations on your Anniversary.

Patrick Tillett

First off, Happy Anniversary to both of you!
It looks like a beautiful place to visit. I doubt it, but maybe I'll get there someday. Love those butterflies!

Richard Pegler

Congratulations on your 60th wedding anniversary, Sallie. I'm even more impressed by your adventures now that you have given us a clue as to your age! It seems that you had a wonderful celebratory trip. I'd love to go to Costa Rica and you have possibly given me the encouragement to make it happen. Thank you!

Sorry I have taken so long to visit your blog after you left a comment on mine - I have been away in Scotland, where I had strong winds and some snow, and just a little wildlife.

Best wishes - - - Richard


Dearest Sallie; Wow, Trip to Costa Rica♪ Thank you SO much for sharing gorgeous orchards; I've never seen growing them wild ;-)
What varieties of colorful butterflies they are♧♧♧ The patient oxen look so sweet, aren't they? And the sign made me smile (*^.^*)
How great to enhance the knowledge visiting places like you said in your last phrase of this post☆☆☆

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*


my what pretty sights you are seeing while on vacation.


Hello Sallie, wonderful images from Costa Rica. I love all the pretty butterflies, they are wonderful to see. You had a awesome anniversary trip! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!


If you keep traveling, and I hope you will reach Malaysia.

Over here Alice will daydream with you all days long.

And rabbit holes searching is another fun thing to get explored.

:-) :-)


Peter B.

I would love to see a rain forest from a gondola! Beautiful photos, and thanks for taking us along.


The picture of the gondola looks like it's hovering.


Hello Sallie!:) Many Happy Anniversary congratulations.:) Ours is next year, and we will be going on holiday somewhere nice, but not as far as Cuba, I wish!!:)

Your anniversary cruise has been full of exciting and new discoveries and I have enjoyed seeing and reading about the things you did. I loved seeing the areal view of the rainforest, (I could not do that, couldn't look down) the gorgeous butterflies, flowers, and the traditional way of farming with oxen. Loved the sign!:=)


Sallie, I've met quite a few seniors here in Colorado that have raved about their vacations in Costa Rico! The lush vegetation, the flowers, the birds, and butterflies--you showed it so well! What a nice way to celebrate your 60th anniversary!


This cruise was a wonderful anniversary gift. I like the idea of down days between activity. A gondola seems perfect for seeing the forest canopy.


I love seeing these photos. It all looks so warm. Thank you for linking up today!


...happy 60th, we are celebrating our 50th this year.

Sharon Wagner

We might be going back to Costa Rica for the 6th time next year. We just got back from Guatemala. Loved it!

A ShutterBug Explores

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments ~ always lovely photos on your blog ~ !

Happy Weekend ahead,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


Thank you for sharing these memories and amazing photos, Sallie - and if I haven't said, I will say it now. Happy Anniversary.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great sign.


That looks wonderful, Sallie!

Taken For Granted

So glad you are having such a fine trip. Greatly enjoyed seeing your photos.

NatureFootstep PhotoArt

you found many beautiful butterflies in CR. Love them.
60 years and still happy. Contgratulation to both of you. :)

riitta k

What an exotic trip you have had! Congratulations.


My husband has been to Punta Arenas and he says it is a beautiful area. We have been together to Costa Rica but to other areas. Congratulations on you anniversary!

MaryBeth Schwartz

My goodness! what fun you are having. Happy anniversary.


Lovely! I am trying really hard to try and convince my husband that Costa Rica is where we should spend next Christmas.


Congratulations on your 60 years together! Costa Rica looks like a beautiful place to visit. Wild orchids and beautiful butterflies are some of my favourite things. Great captures.

Lea @ Lea's Menagerie

Congratulations on your anniversary!
Loved your photos, and my husband laughed really loud at the sign to the restrooms!


Happy 60th Wedding anniversary!
What a fantastic tour of Costa Rica! It really is teeming with all kinds of exotic plants and creatures!
The sign is just brilliant!
Have a good week!

Jennifer Jilks

You have such amazing photos! Congrats on your 60th. That is amazing.
I'm wife #3 and hubby is husband #2, so we won't make 60!
That said, we enjoy each day and laugh lots.


Congratulations on your 60th anniversary - that is amazing. The cruise sounds wonderful and every photo tells a story. Costa Rica is a beautiful country.


I see that you are enjoying every moment of this trip Sallie. It would be difficult to to with new sights, sounds and views around every corner. There is no doubt that travel broadens the mind and yet I know people of our age who have little interest in travel and have never been on an aeroplane. 60 years is some achievement and good luck to you both for celebrating it in such style.

I see they have none of those "other" now trendy toilets in Costa Rice? More sense than our own countries I think.

Stewart M

60 years! Wow. We have a few to go before we get there! I think the idea of a cruise may be growing on me.

Cheers - Stewart M - (back in) Melbourne

Linja in Virginia

Love the butterflies! LOL, women are always right!


This is the first time I have heard of visiting the rain forest by gondola - I think it's fabulous - a bird's eye view without harming the forest! I adore butterfly sanctuaries ... especially when they alight on you! The sign at the end made me giggle ... so right!


That looks like a great day - that's a cruise I'd love to take.


That must have been quite the trip and you are pretty brave to glide over the rain forest like that, I'm sure I wouldn't have had the nerve to look down.


I have known several people who have fallen in love with Costa Rica because of the beauty of the land and how nice the people are.

Photo Cache

60th anniversary, whoa!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

A cruise is a good way to celebrate anything!

Worth a Thousand Words

betty - NZ

It sounds like you had a great time for your celebration. I had no idea you were 'of such an age'!! Your photos certainly don't show your age.

Lavender Dreamer

How nice to get to go high up to enjoy the views! WOW! It is a remarkable place. I always think of a cruise as being on a ship and all the entails...but these day trips are interesting to me! Hugs!

Jesh StG

Oh I would have loved to be with you in the Butterfly sanctuary and rain forest! A belated happy anniversary, Sally - wow, 60th that is something to celebrate! Let's forget about the age that goes with it, lol! Many thanks for sharing all these beautiful details of the rain forest, and have a lovely week:)

bill burke

What a great trip you had celebrating your 60th anniversary. Your photos captured the beauty of your journey. 60 years is very impressive and I wish you many more.

Su-sieee! Mac

What a neat park. I like how unobtrusive the gondolas are and how they also incorporate agricultural history with nature. That's the eco way to be. Congratulations on Numero 60! That's awesomeness.

ellen b

So exotic and beautiful. That yoke on the oxen is so colorful. What a wonderful way to celebrate 60 years! Congratulations on that milestone. I'm thinking I'd enjoy being over the rain forest instead of in the thick of it. Love the sign! Hope you have a good week. We are still in rainy mode here.


Thanks for taking me on a tour with you. I'd love to have wild orchids around me. Love the sign!


A nice way to celebrate your anniversary! Wonderful photos. The gondola ride sounds fun too.


Congratulations on your recent anniversary-and your continuing energy and zest for life. The photos atre stunning. The toilet sign is priceless😊.

William Kendall

Those butterflies are quite a sight to see!

A ShutterBug Explores

Beautiful photos and place and what an awesome time for you and Happy 60 years ~ you are blessed!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)


Lovely flowers and butterflies! Costa Rica is a dream vacation for me. Congratulations on the anniversary! Each stop is getting you closer to FL.


Congratulations on 60 years and celebrating with a cruise. Good for you! I enjoyed your excursion in Nicaragua ... makes my armchair traveling fun! Ha! Happy Monday! (Love the butterflies)


What an amazing place to visit full of history, beautiful scenery and wildlife, the butterfly mosaic is wonderful and the "walk this way" sign made me smile. Doing too many excursions can be exhausting but a good tour guide can make all this difference, looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your anniversary cruise.
Happy MM.


Hello, Costa Rica is one of my favorite places to visit. I love the butterfly images and the Oxen. The scenery and flowers are pretty too. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Bob Bushell

Beautiful state images, Sallie, well photographed.


You really have seen a lot of interesting things ! Your photos are beautiful !

Lisa | Handmade in Israel

Those orchids are amazing! Beautiful photos!

nancy chan

Congratulations on your 60th anniversary! Love the photos from your travel. I am also looking forward to my 1st cruise in March!

Lady Fi

Congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary! May you have many more AND great travel adventures too!

Costa Rica is high up on my bucket list!


I admire you having the strength to go on such excursions, well done. Congrats on 60 years married. The butterflies are beautiful. I love the big eye markings on their wings to frighten away predators.


beautiful captures!! i have such a strong love for orchids!! a nice group of butterfly images, many i have seen in butterfly houses we have visited!!

i LOVED the sign you closed with!!


What a great place this is. I've never been there but I've read a lot about Costa Rica and I've heard they have a great healthcare system and their educational system is better than ours. One of our bloggers in the past owned a couple of condos down there and spent a lot of time in that country. I'm not sure if he still owns those condos or not. Congrats, too, on your 60th! We celebrated ours last June. But you must be in a lot better shape than I am as I could not travel like you do. Hope that you're having a great time back home!

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