Oct. 30th 2009 8:48 pm
No sleep but that’s okay. Ended up making friends with the two people sharing the row with me on the airplane and talked talked talked. It just amazes me at how small the world is. Anyways, I managed to get about 20 minutes of shut eye before the flight attendant announced that our 4 hour flight was now arriving in San Jose. Go figure. Breezed through immigration, grabbed my bags, and then through customs. My several heavy bags and I were on our way out of the airport, with some much-appreciate-assistance from my new friend Leo, and as soon as we cleared the mass of Tico’s yelling TAXI TAXI TAXI, I saw Mike’s white-surf mobile approaching! RIGHT on time!! He almost got us killed within minutes of entering the car, and after the huge mack truck missed us by the inch he just looked at me and said “ha, welcome back to costa rica”. Jesus mary and joesph. Took us a while to get back to town, but we pulled into Esterillos Oeste a little before 5. The waves were looking super fun and the beers were cold. I opted to take it easy and save the surf session for tomorrow. I had some chili @ Soda Mary, compliments of mr BRETT, had some beers with the esterillos crew @ the wonderful EL VAGO, was serenaded with a few songs by Channon and then headed back for some shut eye. I’m posted up at Adam’s place until Pat and I leave for Ecuador, and he will be storing my board and such for me while I’m gone. Hooray for all the good friends and family I have here in Oeste. As Brett said when I stepped into Soda Mary “Welcome Home”. It’s going to be a good winter.
October 31st 2009 9:41 am
HAPPY HALLOWEEN. It’s friggin hot out!! Woohooo, so glad that I am able to say that. Anyways…went to bed by 9pm last night . Woke up at 5:30 this morning to the sun shining bright, tried to sleep for about another hour – and then got up to have breakfast at the house with Maria, Adam and Pat. We made French toast with some bananas on top, scrambled eggs, and fresh pineapple. Down @ Soda Mary now hanging with Brett, blogging away and getting ready for my first surf this year!!!! Can’t wait. The water is beautiful and the waves are perfect, about chest high and clean. Pura Vida.