One Christmas some years ago, I opened a card from our older daughter that said “Good for one week in Costa Rica.” I thought it was a joke. A year later, after one aborted attempt due to a cancelled flight, we spent five wonderful days near the Manuel Antonio rain forest. On the way back from a day-long cruise where we saw whales, ate and drank well, and went scuba diving, we were treated to this glorious sunset.

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  1. Sheree says:

    Stunning sunset

  2. restlessjo says:

    A lovely way to remember your trip! What a nice gift 🙂 🙂 Happy Monday, Janet!

  3. Heyjude says:

    Sea of gold. What a marvellous gift.

  4. What a wonderful gift and the photo says it all!

  5. That must have glorious being there as it’s pretty here. What a treat and gift to go to CR! It’s on my bucket list for birding.

    • I wasn’t into birding at all then but the trip, although only five days there, was fantastic. We went to the rain forest one day and that was amazing. The guide had a spotting scope, so we saw more than we ever would have on our own.

  6. Beautifully captured and a great capstone moment of your day… and cheers to your daughter for the unexpected surprise!

  7. Good Monday for a great memory.

  8. Gorgeous, Janet! What a thoughtful older daughter you have! Did you enjoy the country? We have talked about visiting on several occasions. 🌞

  9. dweezer19 says:

    My original blog, Tropical Affair, was started to share our life adventures in Manuel Antonia, CR, We ended up living there twice and now in Panama. Central America is a most beautiful place.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    What a way to end what sounds like a most memorable day!

  11. Su Leslie says:

    What a wonderful gift

  12. belocchio says:

    Dear Janet, Thank you for the beautiful sunset. We spent a couple of weeks in Costa Rica more than 25 years ago. Our accommodations were right on the beach. We walked out the door and into the ocean. The very best part was our sun-downer nightly ritual. Sitting on the beach with a glass of wine watching the magnificent sunsets and then in a blink of an eye it was night. Cheers Virginia

  13. pommepal says:

    What a lovely thoughtful daughter, that was so precious giving memories not things 💖

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

  15. Such a magnificent sunset. Janet. I’m so happy you got to Costa Rica eventually. It’s quite an experience.

  16. Amy says:

    Stunning! We booked a trip last April, had to cancel it. 😦

  17. Sounds fun! Even though I’ve traveled quite a bit to Central and South America. I’ve not been to Costa Rica yet

  18. Resa says:

    Stunning! Do you get neat sunsets in the desert? Sunrises?