Travel Diary: T-1


Packing for our flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. Leave tomorrow at 6 a.m. Pavones, here we come. Headlamps, check. New surfboard, check. Hard to pick which book to bring.

Today I loaded up on a few gifts for friends on Pavones. For M____, a fist full of fishing lures. For M_____, a pleather backpack and a folding umbrella (she’s always borrowing mine). For J_____, a video SD card.

The forecast on is for afternoon thunderstorms every single day. No worries, we’ll be surfed out by the afternoon, especially since we’re so out of shape our arms are like cooked linguine.

We’re flying Taca out of SFO tomorrow morning. Here’s an insider travel tip for Taca: for $150, you can upgrade to business class — what they call “ejecutivo.” It’s a long trip from San Francisco, so we’re traveling in comfort. We have reservations in a lovely (but normally snobby) San Jose hotel.

One problem: our rental car still isn’t lined up. Expect to take the road from SJ west to Jaco, then straight down in one day. I’m packing my sports bra 😉

Tomorrow will be a long day, so don’t expect a post until Tuesday.

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