Jon is on his way to Tamarindo. Drew is sitting a couple aisles over listening to his iPod. The overhead voice is informing me we are going to experience turbulence and delays flying into Miami. I am on my way home from Central America.
It’s been a good ride and now it’s come to an end. Drew and I are spending one night in South Beach on the way home. Sounded like a good plan when I booked it. Doesn’t feel like such a good plan now. Especially since it’s flooded with more rain on the way. Oh well, guess it’ll get me ready for my flooded house. Oh yeah, my house has been flooding since I’ve been gone. (I owe you honey!)
It was a great ride though. Since the last blog we have done some traveling. Our last night in San Juan del Sur got a little out of control. It consisted of a Happy Hour at the one 5-star resort that ended with Drew cannon balling into their infinity pool at the restaurant, getting trashed at the local bar on the beach with some crazy Texan, an ocean swim in the polluted part of the ocean
San Juan Sunset
Where Drew made his splash
at 1am, and of course some spilled drinks and friendships strained at the Republik bar. What’s my age again?!!! ;-)
After that we decided it was time to vacate Nicaragua. We took the bus out of Rivas and experienced a border crossing from HELL into Costa Rica. I rented a 4WD in Liberia and drove us up to Monte Verde. It’s so crazy how much that place (and the rest of Costa Rica) has changed since I brought my dad there 4 years ago. Even more since Nate and I were there 7 or 8 years ago. God I feel old saying that! The roads are actually nice, Monte Verde has a bunch of trendy restaurants and is expensive, La Fortuna is a happening town, and there is a huge casino and Denny’s by the hotel I always stay at in San Jose. Progress I guess. But even with the modernization, Costa Rica is still by far my favorite country in Central America. It was so nice to be back there.
The canopy tour (zip lines) was a real highlight. When we finished and we came down from our adrenaline high I drove us to Arenal. Once we
After the splash
got around the lake to La Fortuna it was raining really bad and we couldn’t find a place to stay, so we just headed straight into San Jose. Beautiful drive through beautiful country.
We were going to meet up with some of the Jon’s friends in San Jose but decided to take it easy. We needed a mellow night.
Here’s to Drunken Oliver! Keep on making commission on both ends, stay away from the AK’s and keep on keepin’ on brother!
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