So in that I have such limited internet access I'm going to make this a pictorial post with some side commentary; I hope this will suffice but I really am pressed for time.
Farewell @ Fresas Restaurant
Cameron, Ryan & Ale @ my Birthday...by way of Arabia (Cameron really is Arab)
Birthday Night in San Jose
Cafecito Party @ The Drum's with Antonio
MyFavorite Photo of Maycol
Mateo Y Ale
Heath & Erin's Last Day at School - They'll be getting married in May and then living in Florida
Marching with the Honduran Flag (a rare display of patriotism)
Sonia & I singing in Spanish
Graduation Photo with Flora
The La Carpio Boys came to celebrate
Paseo a Cano Negro (Veracruz)
So my dear Tico friend Jeffrey invited my friend Joel & I to a wildlife refuge called Cano Negro, basically a stone's throw from Nicaragua. We left on Saturday morning and arrived in Veracruz (his hometown for 15 years) at 5 in the afternoon - we planned on leaving the next day and quickly realized that there would be absolutely no time to visit the refuge. Undaunted, we camped out a friend's restaurant and visited with Jeffrey's family (his older brother still lives there) - not at all what we expected from our trip but still worth the 15 hours worth of bus rides. To be honest it felt like a different world up there, life is much slower, the people more relaxed and easier with conversation in the landscape is pristine...it was by far my most unique and in a way, my most rewarding mini-trip in Costa Rica.
Upala Bus Station (30 minutes from Nicaragua)
Mateo y Joel
Veracruz Bus Station
Jeffrey trying to look tough
Jeffrey's little Cousin
Lincoln y Jeffrey
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
The First Bus Ride Home
A Shot of the Arenal Volcano from the Bus
Well folks, that'll 'bout do it for this post...the next time we chat I'll be in Honduras !Que Miedo! To be sure I don't know when I'll again have internet access but I will do my best to blog immediately upon my arrival in La Ceiba. Blessings to you this week. Peace!