Costa Rica, August 2012

Once upon a time, a whole bunch of us went to COSTA RICA. We had an awesome time, and we learned at least ten things. Photos by Jesse Miller.

We spent seven nights at the Goddess Garden Retreat in Cahuita on the Carribbean Coast, ate three delicious vegetarian meals a day, and yoga’ed in the morning and evening. We spent two food-filled nights at Hotel Aeropuerto in San Jose. On the final day, we had an exhilarating white water rafting experience. What else? We went kayaking through the sloth infested jungle. We ziplined through the canopy. We found the most beautiful swimming hole in the world, beneath a roaring waterfall. We spent a day with the local indigenous people. What else? We rode horses on the beach. We biked into town on cratered roads with monkeys overhead. We pushed our van out of a ditch. We boarded a sketchy dugout canoe and motored over to Panama so our guide could buy duty-free booze. We had big breakthroughs, of the physical variety, and of the deeper kind. We made good friends: the kind who were willing to help paint our new studio.

Chattanooga, TN 2012

Five of us spent a long weekend in Chatt, climbing rocks, taking in the local scene, and of course, practicing some yoga. After a day on the ropes, and two days bouldering at Stone Fort, we were happy to cool our heels at The Folk School of Chattanooga, where we were wined and dined and entertained into the wee hours. Our guests were total newbie climbers, and they were really impressive! What a great time, and the only injury we had to report was somebody’s proud first flapper.