Thanks to one of my old room/team mates I was up at 7:30am today. My girlfriend, Becky, was arriving during the day and I purposely left Skype open and my speakers on so she could call my office number (SkypeIn) if there was an issue. So when I was woken up by the phone ringing on my machine I thought there was a problem with her flight. I managed to make it to the laptop and saw an unknown 917 number. After some sleuthing it turns out my buddy was calling from Florida before one his exams…thanks Elliot. At least I was able to turn it into a positive.
Becky arrived on time but had to wait the typical 30 minutes or so for her bag. It’s one of the smallest airports I’ve ever been to but still the speed at which you can get your bags is still an issue. There is a lot of money in the airline industry and I’m curious as to why they haven’t found a quicker way to get it done. They have made checking in a breeze. Delta has mobile check-in now where they email your internet-enabled phone your boarding passes and they can actually scan your phone for the data. Pretty crazy stuff.
We went to check out the beach at the highest tide and I noticed way more people snorkeling. Since I have my snorkel tube now I will be able to snorkel a little easier now and I know exactly when and where to go. Also I found out that there a bunch of Howler monkeys in Coco so I think I might try my luck over there in a day or two. I also learned that the lizards I have been seeing are called garrobos and not iguanas. The primary difference between the 2 are that iguanas are green and garrobos are brown. I think iguanas are much slower and lazier. Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts the garrobos are like lightning when they want to move.
I have no new pictures today but I will get a ton more over the next few days. We are going to Arenal on Saturday to see the volcano, a hot spring, a wildlife reserve, and some other stuff. We’re hopefully going to get to Tamarindo for a day there as well soon. I’m very excited to see some other things outside of the beaches (although I’m not complaining).
I leave you all with this as well…Have you seen this cat?