My son, Ben, and I traveled to Costa Rica in March. We stayed at the Volcano Lodge near the Arenal Volcano. We visited butterfly gardens, frog farms, and went on several eco-tours. The area is in a cloud forest which differs from a rainforest because the moisture from clouds keeps it moist. We went to Tabacon Hot Springs for a day. A river flows out from the volcano at 105 degrees. It is in a steepsided valley filled with tropical trees and plants. It is the closest I've been to Eden.
I see it's been awhile since I've posted anything. My first book Alphasaurus Rax was published last June and my second Buzzed Bear just hit she shelves last week. It contains over a dozen short stories about black bear encounters in the Pacific NW. You can purchase it on Amazon.