Crack Whores and a Crazy old man
Trip Start May 21, 2003
48Trip End Oct 29, 2003
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We met this guy Tony who supposedly owns Mar y Sombre a restuarant/disco tech who was soooo funny and nice that we promised him we would come for breakfast the next morning...anyway we get off the bus and it's raining a lot outside, Manuel is a fun town, but there's nothing open at midnight, Jamison after searching every where or so he told us has given up on us by this time, we have no idea where he lives so, we head back to Quepos and have just enough $ to get a room...but we are still starving and only have 1000 colones....so, I head to the ATM with confidence and have chant order a couple beers...turns out the machine doesn't like my card...we feel a bit up the creek, so to speak, b/c we're starving at this point and after visiting the second ATM things are not looking good
June 14: Wake up, walk around, get a bit of interesting advice(see pic for explan) from Alvaro, the owner of Mar Y Luna(the hostel we ended up at)..and caught a bus to Manuel b/c we promised Toni we would come to Mar y Sombre for breakfast...we tried to call Jamison again, but no answer, and after breakfast we decide we'll just get a room b/c finding him at this point is looking bleak...then, just as we pay the check....here he comes walking down the beach! We were sooo excited..then, we headed up to his place and pretty much stayed there for the rest of the weekend(when you see the pics, you'll understand why) Did make it to the restaurant next door for the best daquiri I've ever had(guanabana and strawberry)..okay, actually 3, but who's counting. Then, back to Jamison's for a little pool time and then to Barba Rojo's for sunset and happy hour...which is where we met Adrian(artist from CA) and Frederick(from St
June 15: Wake up, this family comes to look at Jamison's house and decides they want to rent....not gonna lie...we were a little disappointed seeing as how we had already started planning on having chant's b-day party there next month....so now, jamison is moving to montapalo...which is cool, too b/c we'll have a new place to visit...We go to Quepos to buy our bus ticket for 5, but it turns out we have to leave Jamison early on the 2:00 bus b/c everything else is full...and whatayaknow...it's not direct....oh my god....hot, crowded and we stopped, literally, every 5 miles. Turned out not to be so bad, though, b/c we met some cool people(see pic). Actually, they were mormon (they hadn't seen the movie Orgazmo)? anyway...and we've never met a mormon person before, so we had a whole list of questions. Def. a learning experience for chant and I...and I'll be the first to admit that I (Kiley) stuck my foot in my mouth when they mentioned how many bros/sis they had..one had 9 siblings, the other 13...the first thing that came to my mind was amish people....b/c in Missouri, you just don't have that size of a family unless you're amish...but we were all such good friends by the end of the trip that it became a little joke...Russ, hope you made it to Vegas safe and that your new job is going well...and say hi to Wade for us! We finally make it back home after walking probably at least a mile in the rain because we can't find a open cab but it was just in time to call the dads for fathers day....we love you, miss you and can't wait to see you!