Here are the monkeys I encountered in Costa Rica:

Squirrel monkeys: So cute!

Cappuccino monkeys: So adorable!

Howler monkeys: Scary as sh*t!

We actually didn’t see the howler monkeys — we heard them on an isolated trail in Arenal, which felt like the set of Lost. All of a sudden, we heard this loud barking from what sounded like the world’s largest dog. I was like, Dog? How is there a dog in the forest? Husband wanted to investigate, but I was not interested in our vacation becoming the subject of a movie of the week. We were like 10 feet away from the mysterious barking sound. Husband picked up a stick to approach, which is when I turned and fled. I just ran! I ditched Husband! I’m so bad! (Earlier, we had to negotiate our way past a poisonous snake together, so marriage stays in tact despite wilderness adventure…)

2 Responses to “monkeys”

  1. Jen says:

    Totally would’ve left my husband to his grisly monkey fate. I’m not much for nature unless there’s an umbrella drink involved.

  2. tlee says:

    ha ha, yeah, i’m generally not relaly about nature, but i don’t mind it. but there were parts of the trip that felt like isolated. if we were attacked by monkeys, maybe someone would have found us in two days, you know?

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