Yesterday, I was on the back roads of Ciudad Colon. Dry, dusty, gravel roads. (Unfortunately, I deleted the photos.) Today I was in Vara Blanca/Poasito — crisp and cold — and the San Miguel de Grecia areas (warm). So many micro-climates in Costa Rica!
I took my XL 200 to a friend in San Miguel for her to try it out. She definitely wants to buy it . I am struggling emotionally with whether I want to do this. I would prefer to sell Stormy, the 2016 Honda 250 Tornado, but it is not selling. I like my XL cause it is low and easy to handle. And, needless to say, I am bonded with her!
There are many ridges in the Grecia area (San Luís, Cajón, Carbonal, San Isidro, Calle Rodgriguez, etc.) They each have an expat community which socializes regularly and are close-knit. I appreciate this about Grecia, where I go weekly to a 12 Step meeting and to other gatherings (like a “Day of the Three Kings” – Mardi Gra party today). It was fun to go to the top of the San Miguel ridge. (I probably could have gone further). There is a restaurant up there called Las Brisas, which would be nice to visit sometime.
Sunday, January 6, 2019.