Sunday, January 25, 2009

Costa Rica - Day 9 (Jan 11, 2009)

The day starts off with a chuckle when I see a familiar bumper sticker on my way to breakfast. Seems that Costa Ricans are quite happy with the outcome of our presidential election.

Morning dew on daisies and a calla lily are among the last photos taken before leaving Savegre for a day of travel and fun en route to Villa Lapas.

From Costa Rica - Day 9

We stop before lunch at Our Lady of the Angels Basilica in Cartago to see the fabulous Basilica revered by Costa Ricans as their national church and as a source of healing waters. An interior and exterior view are shown below (more photos are in the complete album).

We plan to meet up with our naturalist guide, Charlie, at our lunch stop today. A last minute change in plans (Charlie says there is no parking for a bus at the chosen restaurant) has us having lunch at the Gomez home. We have delicious food (take-out of typical Costa Rican meals from the nearby restaurant) and get to meet Charlie's family and see his lovely home and gardens. It is truly a delightful break and a special bonus to see Charlie's home and meet his family.

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