Ann & Mick’s Excellent Adventure

Thursday, May 5

We are in Costa Rica. First time we have taken a real non-family FUN vacation, just the 2 of us, in way too long.

It has been a very long day, Our flight was at 5:30 this morning, so we got up at 3:00 am. Quick final pack the very last things, fix a quick breakfast, then off to the airport. Happily, everything went well and we had time for breakfast in Atlanta during our 3 hour layover. The flight to San Jose went smoothly, our flight attendant was funny and capable. Although they ran out of sandwiches before they got to us so we had only snacks on the 3.5 hour flight.

Once in San Jose, we went though immigration and customs with only minor confusion, and found the driver for our shuttle to the Tabacon Resort where we are staying. This was – you guessed it! – another 3 hour leg of our journey. By now we were very tired and hungry.

So it was delightful to be greeted with fresh juice and moist towels at the registration desk. We had a snack while we waited for our room to be ready, then changed and went to the Tabacon Spa (free since we are staying at the resort) and swam in the hot mineral water. It is a fantastic spa. The water comes right out of the volcano and is lovely. No sulphur like so many hot springs. My skin feels wonderful now.

Then back to the hotel to change and go for dinner. Now we are watching TV in Spanish (no, we do not speak Spanish) and getting ready to go to sleep. By body clock time it is 11pm, here in CR it is 2 hours earlier.

Tomorrow: the canopy tour and zipline adventure!

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3 Responses to Ann & Mick’s Excellent Adventure

  1. Louise's Blog says:

    Oh aren't those hot springs just the best!! We just loved loved loved them

  2. Ann says:

    I DO love Costa Rican coffee, but I am spoiled because Mick is a coffee roaster. The Costa Rican coffee we brought with us – from the Helsar farm – was roasted on Tuesday. 🙂 you can check out his website @

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