January 5, 2003 (Sunday)
We decided to spend our last day relaxing and
exploring the town of Quepos. We started by heading back into Manuel Antonio
park to spend the morning on the beach. The water was wonderfully warm, and
the kids spent 3 full hours playing in the waves. We kept moving our stuff
into the shade until there was none left, and realized that we were all hungry
ready to go.
After a quick dip in the hotel pool and lunch,
we set out to expore the town of Quepos. Since it was Sunday, not much was
open - but we did stop in some local shops to pick up Costa Rican souvenirs.
We're planning on collecting something specific from each country on our trip
next year, and found several possibilities including stamps, keychains and
There's not much in the town of Quepos, so we didn't stay long before returning
to the hotel for some relaxation and reading before dinner.
January 6, 2003 (Monday)
We left our hotel early for the 3-4 hour drive
back to the San Jose airport. The drive was uneventful, and gave us a chance
to see the beautiful mountain scenery in the middle of the country. The flight
to Miami was fine, but the Miami airport was a mess. We landed with over 90
minutes to make our connection, but after waiting in multiple lines, we barely
made it. We eventually arrived (after more delays) home at 1AM.