Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A monkey and my mother-in-law

This is a photo of a white-faced Capuchin monkey and my mother-in-law.  My mother-in-law is on the right.  (OK, I know, that was cruel and cheap, but she is used to my sense of humor and I think her computer is broken right now anyway.)  

Wildlife boat excursions are popular for visitors to Tamarindo.  The boat tour operators bring fruit for the white-faced Capuchin monkeys, and they will hop on the boat and take food directly from your hand.  In this case, the monkey reached out to touch and lean on Glenda's hand, even when she was not feeding the monkey.  

This photo was taken while on a wildlife boat trip on the Tempisque River at Palo Verde National Park.  I have previously posted some close up photos of the monkeys, which you can find under the index tab for monkeys.  I thought that this photo would give a perspective on what the wildlife tours are like.

By the way, to place my little joke at my mother-in-law's expense into perspective, I should add that she flew down with me to Costa Rica from the USA and my wife was supposed to join us the following day, but an emergency arose at work and my wife stayed back in the USA.  That left me -- oops, excuse me, that gave me the opportunity and pleasure -- of hosting my mother-in-law in Costa Rica for a week's vacation.  Just the two of us.  

I have travelled with her on other trips on which she has joined my wife and me, including about half of our honeymoon in France!  I never let her forget that, because it gives me license to have fun at her expense including, hopefully, on this website. 

10 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Interesting narrative. Cute photo.

Hyde DP said...

sounds like a great sail

Sharon said...

Cute photo!! When she gets her own site I'm sure she will repay your compliments.

henny said...

Can't wait for her starting a photoblog, too :). Send my warm regards...

Jilly said...

It's good to finally meet your mother-in-law, Dave. She is a long suffering soul to put up with your jokes! I well remember the story of her travelling with you on your honeymoon and dinner at the restaurant in Eze village.

Aside of that, it's really interesting to see how it works on a tour and how close a visitor can get to a monkey. Amazing.

Jarart said...

Now that's an eye catching title! Fun, nice photo.

JM said...

Amazing how close the 'cara blanca' got to your mother in law! This never happened to me! :-)

Glad you have enjoyed Marocco! I've mentioned the Lisbon earthquake a couple of times in my blog, but in fact, I never wrote about the damage effects outside town... It was very interesting you could see some of them during your trip in another continent.

Thank you again for the gazebo word, I will not forget this one! :-)

Carlos Bentabol said...

IS AMAIZING COUNTRY... COSTA RICA... CONGRATULATIONS,,,, SORRY FOR MI INGLES...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great capture! These monkeys get so close and are so human like.

Rambling Round said...

You are in trouble now! LOL. cute photo. Your MIL looks like a good sport. Lucky you!

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