Esterillos, Costa Rica 8am, jan 1:
The party last night was amazing. The HOUSE it was at was AMAZING. Words, nor photos, would do it justice. So just imagine the most beautiful house with the most fabulous views, and that is Briggete's house. On the top of the hill.
We all had to bring some kind of food - so we brought Noah's 3-Bean dip. If at anytime last night you wanted to find someone from the Soda Mary crew you just had to go to the table that the food was at - we were all gathered around. Or later, as more booze was consumed, they could be found in the pool. It was an animal themed party, and about half of the people there came in costume. I have TOTALLY been slacking with taking pictures, and last night was no exception. I did manage to get a few though -- but didn't get any of the great costumes. Sorry guys. They had an AMAZING, rocking band from Vancouver play at the party. They sang a lot in spanish, and they were kind of a reggae, jazz, latin fusion. Soo good. We danced all night. Shawn was out there shaking his thing, as were a ton of other people. Good stuff. Shawnie bought their cd, "Butterfly Man" by Aaron Nazuri. Check them out at their myspace, www.myspace.com/aaronnazrul . They are doing a tour all the way down to Argentina and back, out of their RV - and they are really young, all in their 20's.
Shawn and I skipped out around 11:30 pm when the alcohol consumption significantly increased. We walked down the hill and rang in the new years with the gunshots and fireworks of the neighbors. Asleep by 12:01. We slept in today though, didn't get up until 7:30!!!! Two and a half hours of sleeping in!
Having some coffee now and then heading down the beach for the Local Surfers of Esterillos Oeste group photo.