We drove to San Jose for a few days before flying home. We are tired and have the end-of-vacation-blues.  We really don’t want to go home and back to all the stresses that life and owning a business offer.

We can see the airport from our hotel room.  As I stare out the window and remember all the good times that we have had, I catch sight of the Costa Rican flag and loved how it waved back and forth in the wind.

We have never had the opportunity to to explore San Jose and were glad that we had the rental car for another day so we could drive around and see different areas. Our first stop was a town called Grecia where we stopped for a yummy breakfast at a roadside stand and then drove to the town center where the local church was located.  This town was hopping and had a lot of cars and people walking around.

Next stop was a small town called, Sarchí. We parked and walked to town center where they had an old church and a decorative coffee cart. The cart was huge and behind a huge fence so it was hard to take pictures, but the colors and the details were spectacular.

The church had many decorative pieces that I really enjoyed.

Last stop before we called it a day was a town called Naranjo. This town was very busy, but we found a parking spot in the town center and got to enjoy our surroundings. There was a large church that had what sounded like a choir practicing inside and next to the church was a very large statue of a coffee mug.

While taking pictures of the church we saw the cutest pair of parrots up in a tree talking back and forth to each other.

We are sad to leave Costa Rica as it feels like our second home.  The past four weeks have been filled with many adventures, laughs and we created memories to last us a lifetime. Until next trip, Pura Vida!

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