Lying on a beach, underneath the stars..

Posted by Ted on Jan 28, 2007 in Memories, Travel

A week ago was our last night in Costa Rica, a tropical land of kind people and poor roads. We began our trip at the beach in Manuel Antonio, frolicking in an ocean too warm to be refreshing, watching monkeys make off with unattended oreos, and watching one of the most beautiful sunsets ever.

We then left the coast and spent the next week traveling through the cloud forests and the countryside, riding horses, feeding coati, bathing in hot springs, flying over the forest canopy, and marveling at the volcano in our back yard. We ate casados and the freshest pineapple, sipped great coffee, and saw more rainbows in a single day than we could count.

Then we ended our trip back on the coast, farther north in Playa Hermosa, where the sand was soft and fine, and the water slightly cooler. We had nachos and drinks at a beach bar, and a relaxing dinner at our hotel, listening to the rhythmic crashing of the surf.

Afterwards, we took a walk out onto the moonlit beach and danced in the low tide, Orion and the Pleiades high overhead. We then lay down on the sand, and with Liz’ head on my chest, I asked her to share the world with me, from here to the stars and back.

She said yes :)

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An adventurer at heart, Ted Beatie is at his happiest when he’s off the beaten path. His deepest passion is sharing the world through photography and writing, found at The Pocket Explorer. He is also managing editor for Rolf Potts' Vagabonding, where he curates a Case Study series. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

43 Comments

muffyjo
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:41 am

CONGRATULATIONS!


 
onebrightroad
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:41 am

Yay! Congratulations to you both!


 
clara_girl
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:47 am

congratulations to both of you! :)


 
vanguardcdk
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:49 am

Major Congrats!


 
missionista
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:55 am

Nice!


 
frobzwiththingz
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:57 am

Yea!!!


 
sensesurfer
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:58 am

congratulations


 
justinjs
Jan 29, 2007 at 1:05 am

Woohoo!

Congratulations!


 
klingonlandlady
Jan 29, 2007 at 1:12 am

Yay! Well done. What a lovely writeup, too- that sounds like a beautiful trip, and the start of another one!


 
talandra
Jan 29, 2007 at 1:15 am

Congrats! That is one of the all-time great proposal scenarios.


 
amsra
Jan 29, 2007 at 1:26 am

Squeeee!!!! :) So now can I start telling people? Btw, have you told Dad yet? I talked to him yesterday and he didn’t mention it….. And way to go my brother, it really doesn’t get more romantic than that :)


 
persis
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:01 am

Congratulations!


 
gilana
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:22 am

Mazel tov! I wish you both every happiness.


 
catling
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:28 am

Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you… the moment sounds utterly beautiful. :)


 
candle_light
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:34 am

Congratulations!


 
bookly
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:34 am

Congratulations!


 
boymeat
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:37 am

Congrats, my friend!


 
chaiya
Jan 29, 2007 at 2:45 am

Aw. :)


 
mrzero
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:16 am

Congratulations to you sir!


 
shnells
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:17 am

i said this on ‘s journal but congratulations!!

hope you don’t mind but i added you as a friend.


 
magid
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:27 am

Mazal tov! Congratulations!


 
wren13
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:33 am

Wonderful proposal!

Best wishes and much happiness to you both ;-)


 
noire
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:41 am

Mazel tov. You win “the very best thing to bring back from a vacation EVEH.”


 
roozle
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:48 am

congrats! that’s a lovely story too.


 
wolfkitn
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:55 am

hurrah! i am so very happy for you!


 
veek
Jan 29, 2007 at 4:02 am

Yay happiness! Congratulations, T.


 
lillibet
Jan 29, 2007 at 4:41 am

Sounds like you found a very perfect moment. Congratulations!


 
maedbh7
Jan 29, 2007 at 4:58 am

Congratulations :) -H…


 
amberwood
Jan 29, 2007 at 5:02 am

Yay! May your journey together thru life be filled with Love, Joy and Wonder. Welcome to the family Liz!


 
Ted
Jan 29, 2007 at 5:05 am

thank you! yes you can now tell people :) and I called dad last week!


 
jencallisto
Jan 29, 2007 at 6:43 am

congratulations! i’m really happy for you. :)


 
plumtreeblossom
Jan 29, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Congratulations!


 
starphire
Jan 29, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Woo! Congratulations X 22!
Hope to see you for dinner soon!


 
blackanvil
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Congrats

Congrats, and good luck!


 
Ted
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:29 pm

not at all! thank you!


 
moominmolly
Jan 29, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Sounds like a good vacation, indeed! May your adventures only be beginning. Congratulations.


 
dilletante
Jan 29, 2007 at 4:28 pm

congratulations to you both! that sounds like a perfect setting.


 
twe
Jan 29, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Congratulations!


 
spitcurl
Jan 29, 2007 at 5:21 pm

AWESOME!!!!

Congrats both of you!


 
ilhander
Jan 29, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Congratulations!


 
bacall
Jan 29, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Best wishes to you both!!!


 
bluepapercup
Jan 30, 2007 at 1:03 am

congrats congrats again!


 
sol3
Jan 30, 2007 at 11:28 pm

Many congrats to the both of you! I’m very, very happy for you both : )


 

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