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Published: November 17th 2009
Today was long. I woke up around 7am and finished all my packing. Then i wanted to clean up a bit so Hernan wouldn't have to work to hard on the house after we left. I swept the house, folded the towels, did the dishes, and rearranged all the furniture to how it originally was. When we went to bed last night the kitty cat had come to visit and had curled up on one of the chairs to sleep. Stinky was still hanging out on a rug on the porch. When i got up Stinky had scared the cat away and decided to curl up on her warm chair. He was squeezed into this tiny space and it was so cute i had to take a picture. Around 8am Myles got up and finished his packing. We wanted to leave to go into town at around 9am. Our bus did not leave until 11 but we wanted to eat breakfast and get to the bus stop early to guarantee a good seat.
A little before 9 Myles went to get Hernan. We wanted him to call us a taxi and we had to give him back
the keys to the house. After he made the call for us he came out to wait until the taxi arrived. About 15 minutes later the taxi pulled up and honked for us to come load up. We grabbed all our bags and threw them in the van and headed into town. We decided after dinner that we had to go to Mo Jo's for breakfast. We kept trying the week before but they were closed, and we finally figured out why. All of them are still American citizens, and every three months they have to leave the country for three days to renew their visas. So they headed to Bocas Del Torro (Panama) to hangout for a mini vacation. Anyways, we never got breakfast there, so we wanted to kill some time eating. I got a delicious breakfast burrito and Myles got a traditional American breakfast: eggs, bacon, toast, and potatoes. When we went to pay the bill Greg, the owner told us it was on him. Hes such a nice guy. One of my favorite things about Costa Rica is that EVERYONE is so damn nice. Everyone says hi to everyone else and people are actually considerate. Not
at all like the states. I see why people come for a vacation and decide to stay. If we did not have any commitments at home, we would consider staying. We are thinking about eventually going back and making a go of it. We will see.
After breakfast and a couple of cups of orange juice, we headed to the bus stop. Once we got there we sat down and stuck up a conversation with this really nice Austrian guy. He had been staying in town for about 4 1/2 weeks in a tent at Rockin Js. He was ultimately headed back home, but he was making a week long pit stop in Florida first. He was really cool and funny. Talking really helped to pass the time. Of course because we were leaving, today was a beautiful day. The sun was shinning and we were really hot. Finally at about 11:05 the bus arrived, we stored our bags and grabbed a seat.
The bus ride was long but not so bad. At one point they were having some road construction so we were delayed by about an hour in traffic. About 5 hours after leaving we arrived
in San Jose. Right off the bus we grabbed a cab and told him where we were headed. The Best Western, downtown San Jose. After a nerve racking taxi ride, we arrived and checked in. We went up to our room and hangout for a little bit. Then we headed down to dinner in their restaurant, which was horrible. My cheese burger was just gross but Myles chicken wasn't so bad. After dinner we went to the lobby to call my mom to say hi. They have free international 5 minute calls in the lobby here. When we were done we headed back up to the room, and that's where we are now. Myles is boorrrrrrred and i am typing. I hope we get on our flight tomorrow. I'm a little worried and i really don't want to be stuck here. I really hate San Jose. Wish us luck. We love you all. Good night.
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