Monthly Archives: December 2011

Costa Rica Day 5: Canopy Tour and Playa del Coco

Thursday, December 22 was our fifth day in Costa Rica and we squeezed a lot in as our week was ending quickly. We were up early to hit the road for a 2-hour drive to Buena Vista. Both Merri Beth … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Day 4: Playa Avellana, Zander’s First Wave

Wednesday, December 21 was the halfway mark of our vacation in Costa Rica. And again, we had no plans, no worries—just pura vida. Today, we decided to spend all day on the beach. I was up early again, surfing Playa … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Day 3: A Volcano with a View

I was up at 5:30 AM Central Time and looking to surf. This was our third day in Costa Rica, Tuesday, December 20. And it was Merri Beth’s birthday today! I took a short walk to Playa Negra with my … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Day 2: Surf at Playa Negra, Trip to Tamarindo

Time to get to the beach and into the water. Surfs up! The best part about this vacation was we didn’t have any pre-set agenda. All Merri Beth wanted was a tan, all I wanted was some waves. We left … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Day 1: Arrival and Crosscheck

The entire family was up early getting ready to head to the airport. Our flight left RDU at 6:50 AM on December 18. We were bound for Liberia, Costa Rica for a week of vacation. Of course, the first part … Continue reading

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CityCamp Honolulu Recap

Originally posted on opensource.com and guest posted on sunlightfoundation.com. The theme that emerged from the first CityCamp Honolulu, held on December 3 (the 17th CityCamp held worldwide), was restoring citizen confidence in their government. In a very collaborative and participatory atmosphere, … Continue reading

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