This Costa Rican Life: Episode 3

by Andie Mitchell on February 27, 2012

For reference, this sloth is the size of an American football.

Note: Camille does not approve of use of this image. I, however, do.


{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Mal February 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

I’m so jealous! And you two are gorgeous!


Andrea February 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

SO. MUCH. FUN. and SUN! And hellloooooo cute little fuzzy creatures.


Jillian February 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

Oh so beautiful!


Jana February 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

I want to go there as well!!!!


Lisa February 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

You crazy. Step away from that…what is that…a spider? No more guacamole for you.


KerriAnn February 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

Wow! Amazing pictures! You look awesome!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh February 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

Dang you, you had me all swooning over your tan and gorgeous smile and then BAM creepie crawlies!


Megan (Braise The Roof) February 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

You guys are brave. Is that a spider or a small local dog? Gorgeous photos!


Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves February 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

Beautiful! But those snakes are terrifying!


Michelle in N. Cal February 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Gorgeous photos! You girls both look so healthy and fit! PS – I might be jealous of that scenery and food but I can’t say I am jealous of being so close to that snake! eek.


Stepheny February 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Spiders, and snakes, and sloths… OH MY. Great pictures but I am not that brave when it comes to crawly creatures!


kristen @ verbs and vignettes February 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

is that sloth not smiling the happiest smile ever…? also, i am ridiculously jealous of your life in costa rica, for really, mainly, the food. i definitely just saved your paragraph explaining your lunchtime salad as my grocery list for next week. ;-)


Danielle February 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I have to tell you that I have been reading your blog for a few months now, and this is actually my first time commenting I believe (coming out of my shell ;)) You are both gorgeous, and it looks like you’re having a life-changing trip.

Those spider pictures, though, while pretty…kinda scare the bejesus out of me! lol. Just picturing myself there…I’d have been freaking out ;)


Shay Re February 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

What beautiful pictures of you beautiful ladies. I am so happy to have found your blog. Its grounding, heartwarming, and inspirational. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.


Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) February 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Looks like such a great trip! Can you mail me that sloth please? He looks cute!


Maryellen Loiacono February 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm

get the hell back into the house and lock the doors and windows, and then wrap the house in a massive net.



Susan (Oliepants) February 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Um..super duper kudos to you for getting that close to a spider! I love the pictures – so colorful and fun!


Regina February 28, 2012 at 2:27 am

You girls look so beautiful, and like you are having the time of your lives their in Costa Rica.
I am jealous of how pretty you look even after hiking through the jungle. My husband and I are in Thailand (extreme humidity) and I am disgusted by every picture taken after the slightest bit of activity…red face, sweaty sheen and frizzy hair…argh

Whats your secret?


johnny February 28, 2012 at 2:40 am

You two are just too darn gorgous!! Love the local wild life, I’m sure they were admiring you as much as you them!! :)


Becky February 28, 2012 at 5:58 am

Do be careful of that gorgeous yellow snake. It looks very viper-y, kill you dead-ish. Gorgeous, deadly snakes aside, it looks like paradise!


BIrd February 28, 2012 at 6:16 am

What lovely ladies! You look like you’re having the time of your lives. I’m quite envious!

I love all the wildlife photos! Even the creepy crawlies ;-) And I’m really surprised at how small that sloth is. Without your reference I was thinking more like chimp size…

Looking forward to your next update :-)


Trish February 28, 2012 at 6:19 am

Love, love, love the photos! Looks like your enjoying your adventure to it’s fullest. So jealous of your sun kissed coloring!! :)

Be safe and make memories!


Rachel February 28, 2012 at 7:20 am

You look so tan and happy!! Glad the time spent abroad is going well :)


Lyn @LovelyPantry February 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Looks like you guys are having a blast! If I saw that snake I’d bolt in the opposite direction. I can outrun a frog and still have my wits about me. A snake… not so much. lol


Megan February 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

You are gorgeous! And so is the scenery. Love it all!


Sarah@The Flying ONION February 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

So ridiculously jealous of your travel time! So much sun and sand and warmth. I need some summery weather ASAP. :D


Jaya February 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Hey Andie!!!

I love love love your blog!! Made the guac the other day….amazing!!! I was wondering, how did you tone up once you lost all the weight?? You look amazing!! I’d love to have no stretch marks, etc!!!


Ms. O February 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

this latest Martha Stewart Everyday Food reminds me of you


Amandinette March 1, 2012 at 2:17 am

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mariana, costa rica March 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

i’m so glad you two are having a good time in limon!! very nice pictures!


Carissa March 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

A walk through that jungle sounds amazing. Your life there is so wonderfully colorful & bursting with fresh air.


Michell April 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

:Not like other ancient curlutes, foods was normally plentiful in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians relied on the yearly flooding of the Nile to produce fertile lands that yielded crops that fed the masses. Scenes of animal husbandry and butchery, were a fixture on the walls of Egyptian tombs. No much less unusual, are scenes of fishing and fishermen along with images and hieroglyphs about the preparation of fish for eating, and pictures of birds and foul staying plucked and preserved.


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