Obviously I was a little behind with my blogging ... mainly because of the lack of internet at the end. But when I was back and was talking about the trip, I wanted to show a picture. I realized that I didn't know which blog I needed to open. So, here is a list which might help:
Day 1 = traveling to San Jose
Day 2 = Teatre Nacional in San Jose, Coffee Finca, Hotel Quinta Sarapiqui
Day 3 = white water rafting, bats
Day 4 = Archaeological Park / Nature Trail
Day 5 = Day in the life ...
Day 6 = Don Juan Organic Finca, Hotel Kokoro in La Fortuna
Day 7 = Rio Frio, Potter
Day 8 = Lake Arenal, Arrive Hotel Buena Vista
Day 9 = Zipline, Horseback
Day 10 = Outrigger canoe
Day 11 = Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio / Pacific Ocean Beach
Day 12 = Rio Tarcoles (crocodile river), wood factory, back to San Jose
Day 13 = Bus to Carribean side, boat to Tortuguero
Day 14 = Tortuguero
Day 15 = travel back to San Jose
Aaahhh, this was another wonderful trip. We like OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel) because the groups are small. We were 15 plus the trip leader and the bus driver. The leader and driver were very knowledgeable, fun to be with and always helpful. We lucked out with our travel companions. All were about our age. Barbara admitted to us that this was her 17th trip with OAT and that she was 82. I am hoping very much that I will be fit like her when I am her age. We all had a lot of fun with each other and I hope that we will stay in touch.
Costa Rica is a great country. People are friendly and helpful. Landscape is interesting from the beaches to the mountains. Nature is beautiful and plentiful. We liked the food. Tasty. And no worries because we could eat even the salad and drink the water. Actually, I think our diet was probably healthier then at home.
For me the trip was special because I went out of my comfort zone ... white water rafting ... zip lines. I have to read my blogs and dwell in memories.
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The official OAT itinerary of today:
Day 16 - post-trip day 4
After breakfast at our hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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Check-in went fine but security was very thorough. I lost may little scissors and Sally lost her good knitting needles. The four of us found a restaurant and had a little light lunch. When we were in Miami and finally through immigration and had our luggage, Sallie and Steve had to make a mad dash to catch their next flight. The luggage was delayed for almost one hour due to "malfunction of the unloading system" whatever that means.
James and I had plenty of time and found a club. I so enjoy the remnant of James' travels = sitting comfy when waiting, having a glass of wine and some nibbles ...
Finally we reached Nashville around 22:30 and Helen was waiting for us. Since it was so late without William of course.
Friday February 22
But the next day they came over for lunch. James' and my heart leaped when William's face lit up when he saw us.
See you soon again!