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Wheels up....Wheels down

Welcome to Costa Rica

sunny 76 °F

A 7:02am departure from Denver, CO with a tempurature of 13 degrees F. Arrived in San Jose, CR six hours later (brief layover in Houston) to a very nice 82 degrees F and blue skies. We had an interesting ride to the Peace Lodge which is about an hour from the airport. What everyone says about CR roads is very true..potholes everywhere. Cars really take a beating from the road conditions. Glad our driver knew what he was doing.

The Peace Lodge is a a very beautiful place. We´re at 5300 feet in a rain forest. Totally surrounded by Mother Nature. Besides the over the top rooms, an excellent restuarant and superior staff, this place has it´s own wildlife preserve. Numerous birds and animals that have been rescued by Costa Rican officials are sent here for safe keeping. We´ve only seen one third of the grounds and about half of the rescued wildlife. Today we plan on hiking the rest of it and tomorrow visiting the Poaz Volcano. Check out their website for more info.

I haven´t figured out how to get pictures from my cellphone onto this blog but plan on working on it. Please bear with me. Photos taken on my other cameras will be shared when we return.

Adios for now. BanK

Posted by rhislop 06:25 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged costa rica Comments (0)

BanK on the road again...

The bags are packed, papers stopped, mail on hold, house sitters ready to move in and we're off on another great adventure. Zoey, our dog, is staying with her favorite people, the best dog-sitters in the world. Zoey believes she's at a spa. Tomorrow we're starting a trip to Central America, first stop, Costa Rica. We're looking forward to the warm climes of Costa Rica while we fish, relax, sightsee, taste new foods, enjoy a few cocktails, and meet family and friends for a portion of this trip.

While in Costa Rica we'll be in the central valley, the Pacific coastal area near Quepos, the Oso Peninsula (Drake Bay), the Nicoya Peninsula (near Montezuma) and who knows where else we'll go. Tag along and enjoy this trip with us. We'll try to keep you posted on a regular basis. Our trip is open ended, so after Costa Rica...who knows.

Posted by rhislop 06:40 Tagged beaches costa rica Comments (1)

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