08 September 2010

I'm taking a vacation to Costa Rica

My legs are still heavy from my run across Idaho, so I decided that I need a little vacation.  Any excuse will work, right? And since I've never been to Costa Rica before, I thought next week would be a great time to go.  Flawless logic, I know. 

It's the "low" travel season in Costa Rica, which means "high" rain - but that's generally what happens in rain forests, so no matter.  I found a great deal on airline tickets that I simply couldn't pass up.  Believe me, I tried to pass it up, but I just couldn't do it.

I'm ending the trip in the San Francisco Bay Area to join my friend Angie as she runs 40 miles on her 40th birthday.  (Read her inspiring story.)

Here's what my trip is looking like so far:

Sept 13th
New York
-14-hour overnight layover (on purpose) to catch a Monday night Mets game.
(anyone in New York want to catch the game with me?)

Sept 14-22
Costa Rica
-no plans yet; I'll wing it with a pair of running shoes and a camera.

Sept 23-27
San Francisco/Oakland
-other than the 40-mile run on the 25th with Angie, I'll be winging it here too.
-Giants aren't in town, but will try to catch an A's game either Friday night or Sunday afternoon.
(anyone got a room I can crash in for the weekend?)

Sept 27
Back home

My Spanish isn't muy good, but to me that's part of the excitement of traveling.  I'm a very good pointer, which helps mucho.

Keep running! And traveling!



  1. Sounds like a blast.

    Enjoy it!!

    Spanish?? Rosetta Stone. ;)

  2. sounds like a blast. or is that blasto? :-)

  3. Fun! I can't wait to see pictures!

  4. Buenas Viaje! Sounds great...

  5. Awesome! Have a blast and remember to rest.

  6. love how you live! have a great trip.

  7. WOW! I am a dear friend of Angie's and we followed your recent run. Let me know what you need in San Francisco and San Leandro as I have big plans for her run! (plus a big surprise for her!
    Here's an email if u have questions

  8. Wow! now that's a trip! Safe Travels with lots of pics.

  9. It's a hard life but someone has got to do it!

  10. Freedom to just pick up and go...so foreign to me. Enjoy!

  11. Jealous!!! Have a blast...I'm sure you'll get in some great runs in!! :)

  12. Can't wait to see the pictures - beaches, food, monkeys, running! I bet you were in heaven. (But I am glad you are back safe and sound...)