My sister got married here on the beautiful Caribbean coast of Costa Rica two days ago. While the week was completely packed with wedding preparations, festivities, and family time we still managed to sneak in some hikes and sight seeing. In these photos I am wearing my wonderfully fuzzy parrot sweater from Blue Vinyl which I packed for emergency layering. I haven't needed it much here in the tropics but this morning was just cool enough for me to put it on and take some photos. When Pennsylvania's winter rolls round, I can wear it again and dream of Costa Rica's hot climate and colorful wildlife. Peering through the leaves, we have seen lizards, parrots, toucans, howler monkeys, and sloths. Spending time with my family surrounded by a serenade of jungle animals is not a future I ever saw for myself but that just goes to show you how unpredictable life is.