About the Book
I live in Costa Rica. This is a photo essay of my 2012 activities and adventures. I made this book for my mom, Mona Raymond, in the US who I haven't seen in 1 1/2 years and who has Alzheimer's. I made it as a way that she can "visit" Costa Rica and "spend some time with me." Besides being about me, this is also a great book for anyone interested in Costa Rica. Topics included are: San Gerardo de Dota (in the mountains between Cartago and Perez Zeledón), Volcano Paradise Adventure Park, Tortuguero, The Sloth Sanctuary, the Ocean King catamaran tour, Manuel Antonio, a typical 15th birthday celebration, students at The Talarke School (a small, private, major-subjects-taught-in-English, pre-school and elementary school) where I taught, and fun photos of a very cute Costa Rican kid, my "adopted" son.