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Travel and Arrival Day

Posted on May 8, 2019 by under Travel.    

We were so excited when it was finally time to depart for Costa Rica. I think Brian and I hardly slept that night, with all of the pent up energy from the Jo Koy show and everything. We both woke up early the next morning and, despite the sun not being up, we were both eager to head to the airport.

We had originally planned to take an Uber or Lyft ride to the airport to save money on parking. Brian checked around 3:30 AM while I was getting ready and there were plenty of cars around. However, by the time 4:30 AM rolled around and it was time for us to head to the airport, they were nowhere to be found. I think we hit the dead spot where people are transitioning from the late shift to the morning shift. Those who have been up late, driving all night had finally turned in, and the morning shift hadn’t gotten on yet. I think had we waited until 5:00 AM, we could have gotten a car, but Brian, the nerd that he is, has to be at the airport several hours early. We ended up having to drive ourselves.

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I took a picture of our luggage while we were waiting in line to check in our big suitcase. I was amused that our bags made it seem like we were going to ZINCON.

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Here we are at the gate with our new friends Justin and Tina Huntington and Kirk and Alicia Short. We’d known Kirk and Alicia for some time, though we hadn’t really hung out much. We met Justin and Tina for the first time at the pre-Costa-Rica-trip meet-and-greet at Chicken N Pickle the week before.

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There were ten of us who went on the Costa Rica trip. Marc and Reniece (upper left corner in the pic above) traveled to Costa Rica from Tulsa with Jay and Becca. The rest of us (Justin, Tina, Kirk, Alicia, Brian, and I) traveled from Wichita.

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Anyway, that’s the reason there’s only six of us in these enroute-to-Costa-Rica airport selfies. Here we are finally making it to the resort.

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We found refreshments!

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After we all got checked in, we went to grab a quick lunch from the buffet (while they got our rooms ready) and then we got changed and hit the pool and beach.

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Food, drinks, pool, beach — pretty much in that order.

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Here are some pics of the beach.

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Here’s the view from our room.

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Here’s a selfie we took at dinner that first night.

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The first of several group dinner selfies.

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To be continued…

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