Friday, March 16, 2012

Costa Rica-the oridinary

Costa Rica has been a little big adventure.  We have escaped to a land of fun, easy living, and some amazing friendly people.  We have truly been welcomed with open arms, from the Rev 3 crew, to other athletes, and most importantly to the locals.

Aside from all the difference of our home state we are able to appreciate the difference to a degree that reminds us daily to value what are merely expected at home.

Our drive to and from home everyday is 15' of full on 4 wheel drive 20%+ incline hills and rocks, dust and potholes like the real off-road deal. 

Or the fact that the rental car company "reminded" us of jumper cables in the back of the car for convenience?!  We've only used them twice. :)

The concept of GPS, road signs, and heated car seats are not even factors in cars here.  The locals get comfy and cozy on their bikes and make their rounds.

It is easy to take the everyday things for granted. Where the material things here are so minor and the family bonding time is high priority.  Every night you see the doors open in homes with families around the tables, or friends walking the streets, or parents cycling their kids to school. Nothing out of the ordinary around here.

And all the dogs wandering... wish I could take them all home with me.  I have been trying for over an hour to download more photos but it just is not working now so the dog pics will come at a later time (or just check FB).

So glad we chose to stay away from the resort to experience more of the culture here. 

Every time we travel to Hawaii I remind myself to take a little piece of it with me everywhere. Costa Rica now also has that special place in my heart too. Thank you!


Steve said...

Sounds like a great learning experience. Thanks for the post. :)