Dozing in the snow

I have been home now for just over 2 weeks. The trip was AMAZING, even the work part was really interesting and relevant to my own research. I captured this shot of Doza on the last day, looking out from our balcony. He didn’t mind the snow, but preferred to be snuggled up near the furnace ūüėČIMG_0225

Snow bunnies (and sloths)

I am in Colorado for a conference now – at a ski resort up in the mountains. It’s so beautiful! It’s nearing the end of their ski season but there’s still a ton of snow around and plenty of people out enjoying it. I haven’t seen snow since I was 5 years old, so it’s a bit of a novelty to me. Whilst I am not going to go skiing (it’s a conference, I have to work, so a day’s lift ticket is kinda wasted, plus I’m overseas and haven’t skiied before and don’t want to break a leg) I am definitely still enjoying this “winter wonderland”. Today on our afternoon break I went for a trail walk in the woods. It was so lovely, hearing my boots crunch on the ground, watching a squirrel, being alone with my thoughts in a really beautiful place. Although I did sink in up to my knees when I stepped off the path to try and grab a picture of a stream of meltwater. Oh well. I also made a snow sloth. But it was cold so it’s only small.

 

Oh yeah, and the conference is good too, some great talks blah blah blah.

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Gif credit: OMG Sloths in Space

Family of Sloths

Yesterday I left my US family, who I hadn’t seen in many, many years. I got to spend 4 nights with them and even after all that time they were so amazingly welcoming, lovely and, well, “home”. It was sad to leave. There were a few tears on the plane. Hopefully some day soon I can get back over here – it’s just such a long way.
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Babeh sloth family

So I’m off overseas tomorrow morning for just over a week. Primarily, it’s for work (perks, right?) as I’m going to a conference in the US. But I get to spend Easter with family I have over there! Haven’t seen most of them in like, 16 years! I guess most of them have grown up now, huh.

Unlike these BABEH SLOTHS! They are so ADORBS!!slothsanctuary babies

A Sloth in Sydney

Last night the Boy and Doza and I got back from 6 days away in Sydney, NSW. A welcome break from all the paperwork I’ve been doing over the last few weeks.

We went to the theatre (twice), went shopping, lunched with friends, hiked around Manly, and even climbed the Harbour Bridge! It was an exhausting holiday! But a great week away.

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Lonely Planet Costa Rica

How cool is it that the Lonely Planet travel guide for Costa Rica has a cute wee babeh sloth on the book cover?! I spied one in the window of an outdoorsy shop this afternoon. LonelyPlanetScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.32.57 pm

If you’re interested in reading up about Costa Rica, the book is available here!

Missed the flight

So, right now, at this moment, I am supposed to be on a flight direct to Bali, Indonesia. But, as expected, it was cancelled this morning due to the volcanic ash cloud.

It’s hard not to be upset about it, at the very least, pissed off. And this is the week between me finishing my last job and starting a new one, so it’s not really possible to reschedule the holiday for a later date.

However, we managed to scrape together another trip instead! The airline changed our destination, and we booked a different hotel and all done. We lose a little bit of money, of course, but overall it’s not the worst outcome. And there’s no real risk of getting “stuck” over there like it would be if we went to Bali.

At the end of the day, I get to go somewhere WARM, and RELAX, and have a GOOD TIME! And be back in time for work next week with no stress or anxiety. primatography hibisucs

From Primatography.

SLOTH KONG

Sloth Kong has taken over Juan Santamar√≠a International Airport to wish visitors a good trip home ‚Äď and a quick return ‚Äď after their stays in Costa Rica. Once passengers have checked their bags, they are encouraged to take a photo with Sloth Kong and share it on Facebook¬†with the hashtag #SlothKong.slothkongairport