Road Trip Costa Rica! Driving from San Jose to La Fortuna
If the, internet, was, a little. Better we, would probably be living here right now I would, still. Probably wouldn't, know that one of what two existed, it's. So weird how this has taken so many twists, and turns I just. Hope that there are Taco Bell. On. The Internet we're using Berkeley cards insurance so, knock. On wood we don't have to use it okay. We. Are packed. And. Fed. And, ready. To go. Today, we are driving to Gracia. First. Which. Is actually, the city that we intended. To move, to when we first started. Thinking about leaving the United States the, only, reason, that we. Did not move to Gracia. Was, that, we found out the internet may not quite, be, up. To where we need it to be for Jesse's work, so, so we, switched. The. Idea to Mexico, but, we are now here. In, Costa Rica and we are gonna go see the place we researched, like. A, year. And a half over a year and a half ago. After. That I think we'll drive through sarchie, on our way to La Fortuna which, is our next destination, let's. Go. Okay. We've stopped for coffee at. Starbucks. I know. But. It's also right. Across the street from our place. I'm. Talking, to the people on YouTube. Yeah. Them and other people to. Starbucks. A touch of home. Naomi. Oh. Well. That's where my coins went in there. I wanna. Know if you'll stay. Deep. In your eyes I see the truth. Just. Take my hand because, I, won't let go because. I, believe. In. You. Chantix, memories. Things. We did at 22. So. Jessie do you remember every time we would go south. To, go back to Florida to visit family, for like Christmas and Thanksgiving as, soon, as we got in range I, would make you turn the radio to. 100.3. To listen to the reggaeton. And. Turn. It up and. Turn the bass up the. Car, door panels, rattle. So. Jessie you're, saying goodbye to San Jose today I, just. Hope that they are Taco Bell the other. On. The Internet, do you want to say anything to the people online, I, don't know.
Okay. There's, a lot of fascinating differences. Between Mexicans. And Costa Ricans but one of the most interesting I have noticed is. The. Guys tend, to look friendlier, here and the, women tend to look a lot, less friendly, and. In Mexico it's the other way around where dudes tend to look less friendly and women tend to look more friendly I have no idea why this is the case but it's something either, I have. Generally, found the Mexican, to be very friendly, yeah. Okay. We have stopped in Gracia, at the, main, central. Square, which has this big beautiful, church. And a. Really. Nice, little playground, that. Harper is enjoying right now here. Let, me show you what it looks like. Today, we'll. Take this. Happy. Face because, it's time. Take this Harbor. Each, morning, Erica. So. Weird. For me to be here right now because I. Spent. So much time looking. At pictures, and watching, YouTube videos, every. Bit that, I could get my hands on about Gracia. Because this was the place that we had picked out the, climate, is good it's. Close. To San Jose but, it's a small town. And. The. Cost of living seems, to be pretty reasonable here. From what we gather online though, that kind of stuff as you know is so hard so. Hard to figure out online and. Yeah. It's just it's really pretty, what. We've seen of it it's. Nuts to be here. If. The. Internet, was. A little. Better we, would probably be living here right now I would still. Probably wouldn't, know the Guanajuato, existed. It's. So weird how this has taken so many twists, and turns I do, find myself missing, certain, aspects, of Guanajuato, I certainly. Missed the prices, in Mexico, y'all. Were not kidding when you were saying that Costa Rica's. If. We can extract Harper from the playground, that's, a big if then. We're gonna drive up to sarchie, which is another little town that's supposed to be real cute and, maybe, get something, to eat before, we, head on to, our next Airbnb. At La Fortuna. Okay. We're stopped, for, gas, Costa. Rica is a, like. New Jersey New. Jersey and, Maine you, don't pump your gas so. The guys are pumping, it. For us and we, just told them which kind of gas we needed and they asked if we wanted it so tankful. Yes. It. Just occurred to me that my driving here is as, bad as mine communicating. Oh. Yeah. That's the same thing I don't understand, what I'm doing that's. A one-way street I, just I never know what's going on it's. Just like me talking to people all right I think you're going where that truck is going okay. Should. I be worried about this yes. Should. I be driving. I'm. Not sure you do any better but. How. About driving it's about understanding of the sign. Yes. I, believe. Okay. So we, have rented, this car with. A vamos, rent-a-car, it is, a Costa, Rican car. Rental company. Everything. So far has been very easy and, great and people. Have been very friendly I also knew it didn't even have a license plate yet yeah, it, has that new car smell. Vamos. For. What we were looking for was, cheaper, than, the, major car, rental companies in inc alamo was another one we were looking at not. Only was this cheaper. But. They include a second driver for. Free and we got a. Bump, up in the car class it. Was cheaper, we. Got a better car, second. Driver was free which is, significant. Because our other rental, to add a second driver was almost going to double, the. Cost, of the rental in Costa Rica you can there. Are certain. Insurances. That are just mandatory, you cannot decline, them even if you have insurance. On your credit card so there's, like the first tier of insurance. You cannot decline it you, have to pay for that and then the second tier of insurance, and that's what you can use your credit card. Insurance, for so we. Are you we put this on the Berkeley card and we're, using Berkeley cards insurance, so, knock. On wood we don't have to use it. Seemed. Like that was intentional. I. Gotta. Say like I'm really, loving the car, I'm loving having the card this Drive is amazing. It is so beautiful. And. It's. Just so nice to have a little bit more freedom and flexibility, that comes with having a car, we. Stopped. For lunch in this soda. In, sarchie. Soda is like, the mom and pops Costa. Rican restaurant and, it was. I had. A, casado. Which. Is like a lunch plate, I had. Fried chicken. Beans. And, rice and. Plantains. And some. Kind of, green. Salad, and some kind of vegetable, Eve, Thanks a vegetable, medley.
I Was. Really good. This. Beautiful, green church, its arching. The. Giant. Box. Cartage. Ient, ox cart, of doom--. Yeah. In, a cloud we're. Driving through a cloud it's. A cloud. If. I simply, wanna trace. You. To. Feel your color on my hand. And. If. I simply, can't, erase, you from. All. My simple, future, plans. And. If I always, want to call you. To. Hear the softness, in your voice. Larger. Simply, want to love you. And. Simply feel a lack, Joyce. Suggests. You and I were just talking about how much. This. Reminds, us of West Virginia, it is like West. Virginia with, tropical. Foliage of, the kree's. OK. We've stopped, for snacks because, you just can't, you can't have a road trip without snacks. Also. Harper fell, asleep which means nobody. Is going to bed at a reasonable hour, tonight. Parents. Of little ones, solidarity. Okay, what's the situation, what. Is this I don't. Know I think it might be pig skin covered in caramel I. Don't. Think this is a chicharrón but, it looks similar. Mmm. You're. Just a sweet thing I. Know. That, you feel that. And. You. Simply are, to. Say. Does, it have, to, be. Complicated. It's as simple. Animals. Me, and you. Come. Back oh geez come. On where we can see you. Dance. So, another monkey, but it hurt of her foot. So, I got his toes one over by some car. Or something. Okay, we can see the volcano, it. It's. Covered, in clouds, which. We're, told to expect. But. It's really, big and really cool and this like little valley area, is so, pretty. We're, we're, down out of the clouds now, but you can still see the tops of the mountains are, all clouded, over, Jesse. You're. Kind of you're, bummed yeah. I can tell. All. Right so what, are you bummed about oh, you. Just, rushed through the description of the volcano, so fast that I couldn't, make well that's what she said joke. We. Can sing. When we say I do. All. Right we, made it to the apartment, and you can, say about Kano. It's. Really, cool there's a, mist, on the top of it it's. Super. Big, and majestic. Jesse, is laying. In bed, so can not make, a joke about it, I. Can. Never get him to wake up. We're gonna go to dinner. If. We simply, start a family. Scrape. The barrel, to get by. That, will simply, be enough. To. Find meaning, in this life. Okay. Look, who's awake and. Just. Jesse, woke up with some persuasion, and now we are going to dinner and that's, the volcano. We. Know that forever. Is. Just not long. It. Doesn't, have, to, be. Complicated. It's a simple. And, me. And. Love's a, symphony. Already. Orchestrated. We. Can say. When. We say I do. When we say. It. Doesn't, have to, be. Complicated. It's. As simple, as. Me. And you. Loves. A symphony. Okay. So this, is, I, can't. Remember the name of it but it's, a pasta with like. Tomato. Cream sauce and. Sausage. Stuff. It's. Really good. There's. No sourness, and creamy. Okay. I got a salmon pasta, with, capers. Parmesan. Pretty. Good salmon. We. Can say. When. We say. Okay. We are home, dinner. Was delicious. It, was also $60. Which. Yes. You, totally. Can do Costa. Rica on a budget. You. Can eat local. Food and pay a fraction, of the price. We're. Just we're, spoiled by Mexico. We're like. You can go to the touristy, restaurants, and order. Whatever and, you. Know splurge. And then it's like $30, and you're like oh my gosh $30, we spent so much. So. Yeah spoiled, by a Mexican prices, we're. Gonna get to bed because, tomorrow. We. Are going, to. The. Waterfall. Don't. Forget to subscribe and, I will see, you in the next video bye, guys Matt. It. Doesn't have. To, be. Complicated. It's. As simple, as. Me. And you. Love's, a symphony. Already. Orchestra.