San Isidro-- Driving the Moutain of Death

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

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Saturday, September 12, 2009

After dropping Bev off at the airport we headed straight out of town.  Of course this took us a good hour due to traffic and the inability to get proper directions!  The map I we had purchased at a hotel the day when we came into the country was supposedly up-to-date, but so far I had counted around 10 mistakes.  The San Jose portion was no different.  By the time we got out of the city it was around 3 PM so we only had a few hours of daylight left and we still had to go over the Moutain of Death.

The Moutain of Death is a mountain range on the InterAmerican Highway that got that name long before cars were around when people used to cross this moutain range by foot, horse, or donkey.  Many people died back then and this moutain was almost the dealth of poor Wesley as well!  We barely made it over the pass as Wesley was sputtering, blowing smoke, and wouldn´t go over 40 kms.  We even pulled over and Devin replaced the fuel filter as we figured it was a fuel issue.  Now, a few days later, we relize the problem was not Wesley but bad fuel.  White smoke, which we were blowing, is a sign of too much water in the fuel.  Of course we had to get the bad Diesel right before going over the Moutain of Death!  Luckily Wesley is running fine now.

That night we parked in the middle of a pineapple field own buy yours truly, Del Monte. I never thought we would be enjoying Del Monte for it's beautiful sunset's!
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