Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ragnar SoCal pictures

Several friends and I are running the Ragnar relay in Southern California in April, so we had a little fun with our team in a photo shoot - taken and photoshopped by our fabulous teammate Amy. Our team is Mind over Mileage (M.O.M.) so we thought we'd have fun with that -- The race starts in Huntington Beach and ends on Coronado Island. Our blog is to see my other awesome teammates pictures. It's definitely worth the visit:)

Monday, March 14, 2011

The rest of Costa Rica

So here is the rest of our time in Costa Rica. We drove around to several beaches and shopped a little ( and found the best headbands for boating !) on day 2. We shopped on this street and got stopped by a guy selling boating trips. He promised us a 6 hour trip, snorkeling, surfing (with a surfing guide - body boards for Darren and Cindy) a cooler full of drinks and fruit - an overall great time! So we met the boat the next day, it had 2 surfboards - no guide- 1 body board and a cooler with a bag of ice, a small pineapple cut up (which was REALLY good) and 4 warm water bottles. Even though it was not what we were promised we did have a really good time!!!this little girl was the cutest, chubbiest baby in her cute green bikini! We had to sneak a picture! I think this is the beach Ryan and I tried to surf(below) - White sand beach. It is soo pretty. We had to swim out from the boat to the shore, try to surf, and then battle the waves and swim back to the boat.I you look hard there is a sea turtle in this picture, kind of above center. So after the first 2 days we realized that the small tube of sunblock I had brought was not going to last the 4 of us, so we headed to the little gift shop at our hotel. It was really reasonably priced, it had cute t-shirts for $12, swimsuits for around $30, but sunblock - for all of us white North Americans, was $25.99!!! Definitely a supply and demand scenario!!!On the boat We had a bunch of dolphins come swim up around the boat, there were 10 or more. They stopped the boat and they were all around us! Super cool!

This is Witches head - from some angle it looks like a witches head, we didn't get a picture from that angle
Me and Cyndi having lunch before we left
This is Gorilla head rock, we snorkled around it, there were tons of colorful fish - it was pretty cool. There's a monkey up there!
Ryan thinking deep thoughts On our way back it was high tide so the captain took us up a river. Darren was super stressed out, he was sure the "crew" would make us get off the boat and leave us there - what was stopping them?!?! He was really funny - this is him worrying.

Our "crew". They were really cool! Our last day there we headed to "Playa Grande" or as we call it Beeg Beech. It was Georgous! It was really relaxing and rejuvinating. And as we left we noticed a little shack that was advertising surf lessons. oh well.
Our last morning, on our way to breakfast

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Girls day

Riley has recently decided she's in love with Justin Bieber (to which I roll my eyes!) So Saturday Riley, Emma and I went to see his movie. Emma was very opposed to going, as she is NOT in love w/ J.B., but Dad told her the only other option was to watch the BYU basketball game on TV w/ him and the boys, so she grumpily came along. Obviously by the end of the movie she was not so grumpy. She has been listening to his songs all week too. It was a cute movie - I admit I'm a fan now too:) Afterwards we hit Which Wich and Red Mango for lunch and dessert -- yum!!! I'm so glad I have girls so we can have days like this:) In not too many years the dates can be at the spa!!!


Last spring I was running on the Coal Creek Trail with some of my Ragnar Relay teammates and a woman stopped us and asked us to run down the hill we were currently running up so she could take our picture for a magazine - which turned out to be Sunset magazine (my favorite) - and our picture is in this months (March's) issue!!! I don't have a scanner so I took a picture w/my camera, so it's not the best. But if you get the magazine it's on page 26:) I am on the very right. How cool is that!!!