Bienvenido… with Unbound in San José de la Montaña, Costa Rica

Another adventure awaits. Yesterday I flew in over Cuba to the capital of Costa Rica, San José.  Staff and fellow travelers from our Unbound group were waiting with warm smiles and a bright and familiar sign as I came out of customs. My $100 became almost 50,000 colorful colones.

Unbound, the wonderful organization through which I sponsor Fredy and Dixie, offers awareness trips in the 19 countries where they work. This will be my first one. Waiting in my comfortable single room with bath was this welcome letter from Dixie. Our hearts are so full as we anticipate meeting each other. That will happen Wednesday!

The Unbound center where we are staying looks down over the city from an elevation of over 5,300 feet. This morning, we sit visiting at the start of a glorious sunny day, cool from the elevation, drinking rich local coffee as a blend of Spanish and English surrounds us.

I’ve learned a new expression. If you ask me how I’m doing, I’ll say, “Pura vida,” life is good.

7 thoughts on “Bienvenido… with Unbound in San José de la Montaña, Costa Rica

  1. Pat Hudson March 12, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Sounds super Laurie–enjoy it!!

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  2. pkaurup March 12, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Glad that you’re back on the saddle writing about your travels and life experiences!

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  3. Villi Enders March 12, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Sounds like a great trip already!! Our best to you – and see you when you return! Villi and Carol

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  4. Dotty Booher March 13, 2017 / 1:43 am

    Bienvenido, Laurie. Costa Rico is one of our family’s favorite places. We went each February for five years as our daughter competed with the Navy Swim team out of Jacksonville, FL. We made many friends with friendly and gracious Ticos. They will be blessed to have you as one of their visitors and supporters. I look forward to reading of your adventures a you she with two fortunate children.

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    • Dotty Booher March 13, 2017 / 1:45 am

      as you share ***correction

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  5. tricia March 13, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Laurie: Your life is so full. I envy your freedom to do all the good things you do. Have a terrific time meeting your little friends.

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    • lachandler22 March 21, 2017 / 12:56 am

      Will post some flower photos just for you! I LOVE my painting. It’s on my desk!


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