Holy crap, I'm going to Costa Rica next week! I am feeling fairly unprepared at the moment in spite of the purchase of some new hot weather clothing (tough to find in November) and a pair of light hiking shoes (my hiking boots are waaaaaayyy too heavy and clunky). Other than the newly purchased items I have no idea what I am going to wear. I don't really have a wardrobe for Seattle summers let alone one for Central America.
I did get my suggested travel vaccinations for Hep A and Typhoid for a dollar amount that made me cringe and caused wallet pain. They had better be worth it. This also prompted a statement I'm not sure gets said a lot: "For our honeymoon we really need to go to a country that has Typhoid." You know, just to get my money's worth out of the deal.
I "know" a few of the people that will be joining me on this trip. Through message board posts on the travel company's website I have learned that there will be a group of four "women of a certain age" who are docents at their local zoo and are primarily interested in the birds of Costa Rica. There is also a recent female college graduate from New Jersey. In my mind my trip now includes the Golden Girls and Snooki. Let's get realistic though, ain't no way Snooki is a recent college grad.
As the time for departure nears I am getting pretty excited about this little adventure. Still trying to decide if I am going to try and run when I am down there. The hot humid weather and the unfamiliarity with the area is giving me pause. Who knows, maybe Blanche and Sophia will want to join me for a run through the jungle.