It was the day before the day before Christmas and our camp was set for up for our first visitor, but due to canceled flights it was not until two days later that my dad finally arrived. None the less we had a few local visitors from the ranch who came by to hang out after dinner.
The next day my brother was on his way and having three connecting flights with United, we closely followed his progress towards Costa Rica. The plan was in place, get food, car stuff, dog stuff and go to airport. However, Astrid did not cooperate. Two hours before we were to pick up Jan the car pulled the old no idle trick. Brett tinkered and tinkered until disaster was averted. Within two days we have gathered the family members. We settled in a cabin above Cartago, the old capital. Hovering at 2000 m the temperature was much more chilly than we were used to (13-18 Degrees Celsius).
We stayed at the cabin for five days, eating exciting meals that came with the presence of fridge and oven. In the next few days we ventured around the area of Cartago including Volcano Irazu and Orosi valley. The temperatures were perfect for hiking.
With the new year just around the corner it was time to shed the long sleeves and hit the beach.