Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dragonfly, Gecko, Mini Golf

Gecko In A Lantern 1

We had dinner Monday night at Dragonfly, one of Tamarindo's best restaurants. Excellent food, nice people, and, away from the center of town, reasonable prices. However, there were interesting things off the menu.

Just beside where we were sitting was a row of red Chinese lanterns, hung from the ceiling over a long table. A party of 20 was seated there. Carolyn pointed up at two of the lanterns - there were geckos crawling around inside them. Heaven knows how they got there, as the only opening points down. One of them was right at the bottom, looking like it was about to make its escape.

What does one do in such circumstances? Lean over to the diner under the lantern, tap her on the shoulder, and say excuse me, please, but I think there's a gecko about to fall down the back of your dress? What would Emily Post advise?

The other curiosity was a very new, utterly empty miniature golf course next to the restaurant. It was blazing with light. An attendant was on duty. Not a customer on the course. Looked like the mini golf of the spirit world.

Afternoon to sunset boat ride today on a big catamaran. Lunch and open bar included in the price. They call it the booze cruise. Stand by the rail at your own risk.           

Gecko In A Lantern 2

Deserted Mini Golf

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I trust all's well that ended well and that no one had any additional protein on their plate?

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s.c said...

Nice shots. The gecko's discovered the place where they just had to open their mouth to catch a fly attracted by the lamps. Must be gecko's heaven.

Bibi said...

I like these little guys. They were always welcome in our hotel rooms in India; eat insects, and we saw nary a one. Here's one of my old posts that reminds me of yours.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shots Bob. Those little guys don't hurt anyone but yes, they can be scary for some.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I agree with you about Dragonfly Restaurant, and have also seen geckos there in the lanterns.

If you look on the ceiling of our patio at night you will sometimes see geckos walking or hanging upside down.

Sharon said...

I had dinner with Julie and Dave Monday evening and they told me you were down there enjoying the sunsets at the condo. Have a fabulous time!

William Kendall said...

It's no doubt very convenient for the geckos to catch food drawn to the lights, and they're great climbers as it is.

Stefan Jansson said...

A bit surreal that mini golf course. And unusual with the geckos!