By Bob Corbett
I'm back in San Jose, once again settled in the Quaker guest house, Casa Ridgeway. I took the 6 AM public bus out of Quepos, actually under $3.00 for the 4 hour ride. What a deal.
It was early, and such a magnificent day -- sunny, warm, with a strong cool breeze, the nicest day of my whole trip.
I wasn't in a hurry to get to the guesthouse, and just have one bag, a largish knapsack which is comfortable on my back, so I walked to Casa Ridgeway. It wasn't any great savings. The one hour walk would only have cost about 80 cents in a taxi, but I just felt like walking. All except the first three blocks and the last four blocks were on the city's main street, a walking mall with no cars, but lots and lots of folks out walking.
The main traffic street of town, Ave. 2, was shut down for a bicycle race so cabs and buses were all on alternative routes and traffic was a complete mess!!!! It was comical.
I'll take a very easy day, just walk around town to get my exercise miles in and then in late afternoon eat a nice meal in a restaurant I like close to my guest house.
When I get home I will have to telephone the Bi-State bus company in St. Louis. I know the bus system well, and use it often, but I simply can't recall what bus I will take to get to the beach and the rainforest for my daily walks!
I am very excited for tomorrow's arrival of my son and his buddy.
Off we will go, immediately, for Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast, famous for its gorgeous beaches and excellent surfing -- an activity which I will pass on.
Bob Corbett email@example.com