Aug 28, 2012

Honeymoon to Costa Rica (Monteverde, Part 2)

After our four-hour hike in the cloud forest, John and I scarfed down some lunch and headed to our next adventure: zip-lining! I was thrilled terrified, but knew John really wanted to do it, so I sucked it up and went. And even though it was really scary, I had a great time! It was neat to see the forest from above for once, and fun to do something I've never done before with my new hubs! Here are some pictures to PROVE that it happened! (pardon the image quality on these, they were all taken with a P&S)

After we finished with that, we decided to squeeze one more adventure into our day: the butterfly garden. The butterflies there were pretty, but also nothing to freak about...but the flowers? Oh myLanta! They were out of this world!

The garden finds cocoons and protects them from the occasional predator until they hatch. It was neat to see the rows and rows of cocoons, and we even got to see a butterfly come out right in front of us. It was pretty neat.

The coolest butterfly there was called the Owl Butterfly (see image below). It uses its wing pattern to scare away predators because it looks like an owl when the wings are opened. But it has another defense too. Notice the right corner of the wing on the image below....does it look like a snake to you? That is its defense when its wings are closed. Neat, huh?

Stay tuned for the wrap up of our honeymoon: Guanacaste! AKA the beach!

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