Thursday, August 7, 2008

Adios Costa Rica

So we had an amazing time in Costa Rica, one that i will never forget. It was so wonderful spending so much time with my fabulous husband. The crazy part is we never got sick of eachother! Seriously:) Well after Treys birthday we went to a town called Santa Maria De Dota, this town was beautiful. All mountain scenery and everyone who worked there worked in the coffee farms. We spent one day reading and watching boys play soccer which was awesome. The following morning (monday) we woke up early to make our way to the coopedota coffee tour, we had no information about this place and suprisingly the town didnt know to much about it either so we waited for it to open and we were so excited, they opened the door and we asked when the tours were. They said that no tours were going on today, we were bummed but we still drank some amazing coffee at the cafe, then a man walked in speaking a little english said he would take us on a tour, so we did get a partial tour after all.Some facts i learned.
The quality of the coffee is based upon the weight of the beans, the heavier the bean the more expensive it is.
Local farmers bring there own coffee to the coopedota plant.
They are very organic using there own fertilizer (the bean shells and something else)
The coffee bean grows for 3 months before it is picked.
Anyhow it was awesome and we bought a lot of coffee to take home with us, how could we not i mean we start school in a few weeks and i have to actually study! After the tour we caught the bus to san jose and then allejuela where we stayed for 2 nights. We didnt really do much there but meet back up with Jason and Tracy and exchange stories and pictures. Then we were on our way home 2 1/2 hours to florida, 3 hour layover and the like 5 hours to LA. We arrived to Jason and Tracys house at 1am. that day we went to Paula and Joannes house and played with baby Ethan who by the way is super cute and Trey made him laugh so hard (he is practicing his daddy skills, don't worry though no babies for awhile) we then went to Chris and Jeni's to eat a delicious dinner that Chris made (he even had my favorite tortillas, the ones that you have to cook, thanks Chris). By 9:30pm we were off in the bus headed to go see our baby Spur. We Will update you on all of those pictures in the next day.

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who followed up with us, we have such a wonderful family and we are so blessed to have each of you in our lives. Trey's family I am so grateful that i married such an awesome man with such a great and supportive family. Thank you for letting me be a part of that.

Just a warning that our blog will not be as fun because we are starting school in a few weeks and well as you know school is not that fun!


JMonrreal said...

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your pictures are amazing and you've got so many memories to hold on to. It was so good to see you prior to your journey back to AZ. Your welcome back anytime. We miss our landmark, the green machine, but I'm sure it's happy to be on the road again. We love you guys! Good luck with your studies this year. Love ~ Jeni, Chris and Ethan

George & Ina Wimsatt said...

I just read the last chapter of the Costa Rica segment of "The Chronicles of Trey and Jenna". What a wonderful experience it was for you! We want to thank you for a wonderful day last Sunday and for taking us on a tour of Costa Rica and Panama through your fantastic pictures and Trey's very interesting description of events. And Jenna, we feel very fortunate to have you as part of our family. Now begins a new segment of your life. It will be different but every bit as interesting. It's life!

Rhonda said...

I loved living vicariously through the two of you while you traveled in Costa Rica and Panama. It was fun! Actually it was a highlight for everyone when there was a new post to read. I was checking your blog more than I was searching the Arabian horses for sale pages! Thats huge! We luv you guys and I can't picture Trey without Jenna or Jenna without Trey,and of course we love our grandpup Spur! You can and probably will make school an adventure knowing the two of you! Luv ya.

Arnett's said...

JENNA SLOCUM!!! What the heck!! How are you! You married Trey Colburn?! What a flipping small world!! Okay this is just nuts. I know this is stalker-like to say, but I always wonder how you are doing!! What are you up to these days?! E-mail me This is Sara Rich (Arnett) by the way... my blog is