Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... and having a good time. The nuns created a most amazing meal for us (squash soup with rice, and some sort of chicken and tortilla and cheese casserole, followed by strawberry pudding with whipped cream).
It's 8pm CR time, and we're all zonked. I will try to post some photos tomorrow, after our full day of activity (church, orientation, and planning). The warmth is nice, the people are lovely, and the vibe is relaxed. Pura vida!
... in plenty of time to get a bite to eat, and buy a few last-minute souvenirs before our 12:30pm flight to Houston.
Our flight to Houston got in early, so we had almost a full two hours to get through customs, immigration and security - no problem, right? But sure enough, all three lines were really, really long, and moved slow, so as we ran up to our gate at 6:53pm for our 6:55 flight. The plane was still at the gate, ...
... with words instead of only with gestures or relying on Deanna for translation. Mr. Barboza, Deanna’s father, gave us a tour of his four-bedroom home as his wife did the last of the food preparation. The kitchen was modern, even including a microwave oven where the homemade tortillas were heated just before serving.
Our lunch menu included rice and black beans, lettuce and tomato salad, an egg fritter with green beans, fried yucca, a beef patty, ...
After an intense journey from Amsterdam to Madrid (with a rush transfer) to San Jose... They made it happen to leave our luggage in Madrid, so we had to wait for another day to get our luggage delivered at the hotel. The hotel (Aranjuez) had an excellent breakfast, with fresh fruitsalads, different kinds of bread, pasta, cakes, sandwiches en a-la-minute baked bacon and ...
... crowned night heron
White-throated Magpie Jay
Red-legged honeycreeper (male and female, on feeder)
Grove-billed Ani (Thomas only)
Scaly Brested hummingbird