Friday, February 24, 2006

Dia Quatros - Tomamos un viaje el Tamarindo en Peninsula De Nicoya.

Today we were up before 3 a.m. and on the road by 4 with our renter Jere. He was making a trip to Tamarindo to see a friend and check another friend's property and invited us along. It was dark all of the way there but we still could tell the road was very windy and full of horrific pot holes. The pot holes are so bad our friend Jere told us that the police tend to stop the drivers who drive straight for drunk driving as anyone sober tries to avoid the holes. We went up, down and around and watched the sun rise to beautiful sites. Fortunately, the ride home was in daylight and the views were breathtaking and heart stopping all at the same time. The narrow road is very curvy and simply drops off into the valleys in the distance on the sides!!
While checking out some property, we took a road that really didn't exist down to a stream which we drove up, back and forth until we found the road out to the property that was very hot and dry. We decided we didn't want to live there!
The three pictures that follow are of the spectacular views on the horrific roads but really do not do the sites justice!

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4 comments:

Erin said...

Yeah, These are the kind of pictures I have been waiting for. Very beautiful. I love the green. I am glad to see you are out exploring.Tomorrow is Saturday and I am going to have a hard time not calling you. Only five more to go. Love Ya!!!!

Matt and Tamara said...

I'm with you Erin. It's great to hear that you guys are out exploring and learning about the country. That number you emailed us dad, is their an area code or something assiciated with it? Love you...

Pam said...

I can just imagine how beautiful this must be. But also hw treacherous! Ever heard of anyone going over the side! Especially if you have to avoid the potholes. Interesting country!

Pam said...

I can just imagine how beautiful this must be. But also hw treacherous! Ever heard of anyone going over the side! Especially if you have to avoid the potholes. Interesting country!