i'll cut to the chase, the main point of this post is to show you: MONKEYS!
i think the feelings toward costa rican monkeys span a few stages:
1. desire. intense desire to see one...just one! "come on monkeys! come out! you're so cute!"
2. awe and delight. "oh my gosh, there's one! oh look, now there's six! look at those wacky little monkeys!"
3. nervousness. "do we think they should be swimming in the pool? wow there's like 15 of them. they can't unlock doors, can they?"
4. fear. "oh my GOD it's in my room! it scaled the balcony! it's stealing my bathing suit! those two are mating on the table downstairs! do they have rabies?"
so yeah. pretty fun at first, then regarded as basically pigeons. haha. our villa was absolutely gorgeous though...the first shot is a view from my room. i could get used to that!