First few days...what a blessing!
Trip Start Jul 31, 2009
18Trip End Dec 11, 2009
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Billings to Denver (1.5 hour), Denver to San Fran (2.5 hours), San Fran to Miami (5.5 hour), Miami to Costa Rica (3.5 hours). Miami to Costa Rica was flown first-class. They started us off with Champaign then warm, salted nuts, then mixed Greek salad with balsamic vinaigrette, a whole wheat role, fresh halibut with vegetables and roasted red potatoes accompanied with red wine. It was incredible; the flight attendants were so helpful and kind. Thank Jesus that my 2 bags got at the last terminal when I arrived. I was a bit, well a lot, nervous because I had so many stops and layovers. We then took a bus to Puntarenas. Christ never ever seizes to amaze me; I was welcomed with a captivating pink sunset right above the ocean as I walked into my USAC building. The USAC School is right across the street from the beach, my house is I believe 2 blocks from the beach and 3 blocks away from the school. I was greeted soon by mi hermano y mi hermana. We got a taxi and 2 minutes later showed up a mi casa. Mi casa is right behind the restaurant that mi familia owns. My room is upstairs with my 19 year-old brother, there is a balcony separating us that looks out over the ocean. My room looks over the ocean as well and sits above the restaurant and the town since it is on the 2nd story. I was first going to take a shower but I decided to eat first. Mi hermana y yo fuimos a la resturante and she said, "What do you want to eat? Steak, fish, chicken?" Of course I said fish! And they made me a delicious ensalada, arroz (rice) y pesca (fish). It was muy rico (delicious). We hablamos en espanol por las un houra. I then went up stairs and took a shower, unpacked and relaxed. I feel asleep to a huge rainfall that struck the sky which I thought was someone washing clothes with a heavy hose. It was a blessed first day.