Traveling and turning the big 50

I’ve been talking about my 50th birthday trip since I was…, around 46?
We’ve visited Costa Rica twice before and I knew it was where I wanted to return to for the big 5 0.

We started the trip details back in January along with 3 other couples.
We rented a fabulous house on the beach in Tamarindo; the house had all the creature comforts….ya know, many bedrooms, a gorgeous pool/spa, gourmet kitchen, a chef and housekeeper, a gym and golf carts for us to tool around town in.

 Unbeknownst to me, my friends brought along lovely decorations and more presents than I deserve!

 We even had our own custom made Yeti’s for the trip!

We all enjoyed playing in the pool…..just give us a few beers and balls and we’re kiddos again.

The view from the chickie hut looking out to the pacific was magical….we saw a few humpback whales while here. That was a first for all of us. 

And this guy visited us daily. Too bad iguana’s aren’t that cute, but I never let him know this….surely they have feelings too. 

 We had an excursion one day that included a beautiful Costa Rican lunch and then a boat ride along a river where we saw many crocodiles, howler monkeys and lots of lovely birds. Also, we stopped and saw this gorgeous waterfall. FYI: The Coach and I declared this was the most perfect meal…and it was cooked in an outdoor kitchen/grill.

My sweet friends arranged for a birthday dinner one evening prepared by a local Chef; it was

 They made a lot of these really cute caption cards for us to play with all week.

And they even created these lovely menu cards for my birthday dinner.
Please note, the date is incorrect because we had to move UP the special dinner because of IRMA!

Am I a little angry at Irma?
Why, yes, I am.
Do I love my husband and sweet friends? yes I DO! They made my birthday so special.
This is only the first part of our trip…..It was extended because of IRMA. (there I go, being angry again)
I’ll post the second part soon because since I’m getting OLD, I may forget otherwise. 


6 thoughts on “Traveling and turning the big 50

  1. A chef And a housekeeper!!!! That is the cherry on top of the sundae. You should have brought them home as souvenirs!Seriously though – – Praising God that you were celebrated in such a wonderful way. You are worth celebrating everyday! Thank you for sharing the vacation with us.


  2. Happy happy birthday Suz! Glad you still were able to have a fabulous time away in paradise! How amazing does that river cruise sound! Later this month we are celebrating my hubby's 50th!


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