Sleeping at River's Edge

Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
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Trip End Mar 26, 2010


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Wesley

Flag of Costa Rica  , Limón,
Saturday, August 22, 2009

After staying the night in San Jose Devin and I got up early to prep Wesley for the big visit. We had him washed up, vacuumed out, and shinning like new as we drove tithe airport.

Costa Rica is like many foreign airports in the fact that they don't allow any guests into the airport. So we had to wait outside and look for his mother. We had our faces pressed against the glass so that we wouldn’t miss her. However, we still did. She came out of the airport and, of course, got harassed by men asking if she wanted a taxi. She was trying to explain that shedding’t need a taxi because she was looking for her son when she saw Devin’shat. We were very excited to see her and we quickly headed off for our first night.

In true fashion, it took us awhile to get out of the city because there were no street signs and we drove in circles. Once we got on the main freeway we enjoyed the passing scenery. We drove through a national park on our way East. Devin and I figured we should introduce Bev to our crazy form of boon docking right away. So we drove down a pretty rough road looking for a place to camp for the night. We ended up right next to a river with a pretty full jungle around us. We got everything set up and Dev was able to put some parts on the VW that Bev was nice enough to bring down from Canada. We also got a birthday present from Kellie, Devin’s sister. She sent us a citronella candle and a picnic mat… they will both come in handy. After all the catching up we got ready to cook Bevy her 'welcome to Costa Rica’ dinner… green curry.

As we were chatting a few guys with machetes started walking down from the mountain. They we refinishing up their workday and one, in particular, decided he wanted to stop and chat with us! He stayed and went on and on for about 30 minutes, in Spanish. Of course we didn’t understand that much but whatever he was saying he was very excited about it.

We enjoyed the excellent meal down by the river and settled in for Bev’s first night in Wesley.
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