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Trip Start Jan 05, 2011
Trip End Feb 18, 2011

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Guanacaste,
Friday, January 7, 2011

So the one thing about traveling alone is you have to force yourself to meet people....and I have met some great folks!  Last night, I had dinner with Susan and Jim.  They took me under their wings on day one.  Awesome folks and we had a great Italian dinner.  Jim had some great business stories and we enjoyed some great wine and an Italian meal.  We then proceeded to lose at the casino and I was in bed and toast by 11 pm.  I know...nothing unusual there!  Ding...fries were done.

I woke up this morning and found my way to the coffee shop.  Had a nice $6 Latte and met Lara.  Very kind worker at the coffee shop.  She is a single mom (21 years old) and works at the shop almost every day.  Her best friend who is married takes care of Ethan.  She was so positive and said she had to leave the baby's dad...he was abusive.  Unreal....IHP.  

I tried to tip her and they are not allowed to receive tips, but I found a secret way....

Spinning was non-existant today...so I met Luis again and we did the run.  This time I brought my camera.  AND....he took me up another hill where there were spectacular views!  Really a great way to start the day....followed by a great breakfast and a nap by the pool.

11 AM--let the ZIP and ATV's begin!

This was unreal.  Met 2 great folks from Manhattan....Dan and Blair.  Both went to Wisconsin!  Go Badgers!  The pictures will tell the story!  I am most proud of my driving skills on the ATV.  It was incredible...and a great way to see the country!  

The zip line was also awesome!  The tour guides were hilarious and they thought my sense of humor was funny! Whew...sometimes I know I can be dry, but they got it and we had so much fun!  
On the way back to the home base, Dan, Blair and I were able to have a beer and see Tamarindo!  Huge surfing town (preview of tomorrow for me).  

Just a great day!  And now...I having Dan and Blair over for a cocktail and then we are heading to dinner and the casino!  



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Elaine on

Okay.. Love, Love, Love this trip! I am so envious :) Enjoy every moment and I'll enjoy reading.

Mom on

You look so happy! Great pictures keep them coming.

Grace on

That's what she said!

Connie on

I loved doing the zip line, Pete doesn't like heights so he was a tree hugger until he had to step off!

Coley on

Happy New Year! How cool that you are doing this! Great pictures and blog :)

Melissa Bell on

Can I cross zip lining in Costa Rica off my bucket list if you did it?

Alan on

What a great day! ATV? Murd? This story gets better and better! You need to write a book...well this is better than a book! SOOOOO glad that you are Rocking out with your clock out!!! Awesome!

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