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Heading Home from San Francisco

Our last morning involved packing – good thing we bought that new bag, a final breakfast at Pläj, a bit of final computer work, then a taxi to the airport.

Before we left, I just had to take a picture of the room key, made of birch, not plastic.

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A final picture of Tom at Pläj

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Our flight back to Midway was uneventful and our pilot didn’t tell us what we were flying over, so I watched a movie (The Producers) instead of trying to see the scenery.

Cover of "Airplane! (Don't Call Me Shirle...

Cover via Amazon

At Midway, Tom got some salads to eat but I wasn’t hungry since I consumed a whole bag of almonds on the first flight.  I was just waiting when I looked up and saw Sandi, a woman from my church choir back home, walking my way.  She was coming in from a business meeting in Denver, and on our next flight!

We spent quite a bit of time talking before the flight and she offered us a ride home from Dulles.  No looking for a taxi at midnight.  YEA!

Flight 2 was uneventful, too, so I watched Airplane.  Big differences from the services that they offered in 1980 and now.  At least we didn’t have to be worried about eating the fish…

At the airport, we waited for those checked bags, then they changed the carrousel so we moved to another part of Dulles.  Sandi’s daughter arrived and drove us home, exhausted, but knowing we had a very successful, if whirlwind, trip.

Costa Rica, Day 5

Another early day. We got up for an 8 am pickup. Today we went out snorkeling on a sailboat and saw some dolphins.

We stopped by the marina and I got a tshirt then, I decided I wanted a hat with SPF 45 built in so I went back in for that. Then Tom decided he wanted a shirt. This time the credit card was declined. I guess they thought it was stolen by then. Luckily, I had a second card.

All this activity made us the last ones inboard. We had been first at the dock.

We sailed out a bit and ran into the dolphins. I got lucky on the pictures. I was just shooting and hoping some would jump up when the shutter went off.

The video below is not mine but similar to what we saw:

The crew came around with wonderful pineapple slices. Yummy!

We sailed by a small rock island covered with brown booby birds. The little islands came up with the shifting of the tectonic plates.

Then snorkeling/swimming. There was a small island with sargent major fish. We had seen those in Barbados.

After this we had a nice lunch of fish, rice, potato, yucca and carrots.

A bit of sailing around then back home. First thing was to call the bank and assure them that the card hadn’t been stolen, it was us making multiple small purchases.

Since we were already wet, we decided to go swimming. A nice dog came over and sat by me while I was reading. He even posed for the camera. I also tried to get a picture of a butterfly on a bush but I don’t think it came out too well.

After showers, we headed in to Quepos to find the ATM again.

Then off to dinner. Our friends from Thrifty were there so we joined then and heard the whole saga of the flat tire.

Back home and writing this…