Category: Captain’s Log

Echo Lake Vermont 2019

We took a page out of the first-generation’s playbook to celebrate the start of year 17 for Ahab and I.

Step 1: Find a cabin (with no service)

Step 2: Trick some friends to join you

Step 3: Play a lot of card games

Step 4: Have a little too much fun

Step 5: Center it around a lawn gnome that makes it all possible

 

We did a lot of adventuring on this trip, but in true first-generation fashion, we didn’t take any pictures. Okay, obviously I am not a saint and we took one. Besides that, all we have from this trip are stories that will be “big-fished” each time they are remembered and shared!

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 2018

Manuela Antonio was our unplanned home/office/workshop for half of our time in Costa Rica. Even though it is an incredibly small town, there are a vast number of adventures to experience here. We did as much as we could while actually taking a little R&R in for the first time in a long time on these trips. Manuel Antonio National Park, Hotel Costa Verde, Espadilla Beach, and Gran Gallo Sportfishing are just a few of the activities we highly recommend becoming involved with if you visit.

Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Alajuela Costa Rica 2018

First stop on our ‘zero planning before jumping on a plane to Costa Rica’ adventure was at the Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Like most travelers, the quick research we did do involved visiting the company’s website and skimming photos and descriptions. Sadly, the website falls short in describing the amazing hotel and grounds – Disney could learn a thing or two about how to create a memorable experience from this place! We could have easily spent several days roaming the grounds, but Ahab said we only get a day. Shout out to Freddie, Daniel, and Dixon for making our stay lawn-gnome-friendly!