MUSOC, here we come.
After our San José night at Casa Ridgway, we go in the morning to the MUSOC bus station, for a ride over the Mountain of Death to San Isidro de el General, where we’ll be met by family.
The MUSOC bus is large and comfortable.
On our way, we shall travel over the Cerro de la Muerte, or the “Mountain of Death”, Cost Rica’s highest point.
We have not been here in three years, due to some health issues that kept us from traveling.
Costa Rica changes quickly. We notice absences from past visits, and new things that have appeared.
We enter the clouds.
Vegetation species change with the rise in altitude.
There are oak trees in these highlands, apples and raspberries and blueberries are here, too.
How about thistles that grow ten to fifteen feet high?
You wouldn’t think of Costa Rica as having alpine environments, but it does.
Outside a roadside house is a pile of firewood.
And then we begin to descend.
Pastures appear in the valleys off to the side of the road.
Our family meets us. We will continue by car the rest of the way home.
We stop at a roadside restaurant.
I have a “casado”, a typically available restaurant meal.
After about a half hour, we take a side road, for the remaining eight or nine kilometers of our trip, on a shake-rattle gravel and dirt road.
And then we are there.
So end our trip-to-Costa-Rica travel details…
Futre posts will attend to details.