There’s something odd about checking into a hotel at 8:30 in the morning. “You want a room all the way until tomorrow morning?” Yeah – something like that.
By 5:30 this morning we were on the road – it’s the only way to even kinda, sorta beat the heat. Although it’s hot at 5:30, it’s blazing hot by 7.
So at 8:30 we arrived at the border with Panama – the border! We could have passed the border and made it another 22 km to a small town, then a very easy day to David tomorrow. Or we could have stayed here today, and have a slightly harder day to David tomorrow. We opted to take the day off.
This actually may end up being Costa Rica’s saving grace – we found a wonderful hotel here with beds for us all and air conditioning! And it is actually considerably cheaper than many of the other places we’ve stayed in this country. All four of us are enjoying a day of relaxing in the cool, watching TV, reading books, and drinking Pepsi. I’ve taken advantage of the time to wander around – love all the hecticness in the duty-free markets! I guess border towns are not all that bad after all.
Kilometers today: 33
Kilometers to date: 14169