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Costa Rica Celebrates 187 Years of Independence!

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Yesterday myself and three friends were having lunch at Los Huaraches just west of La Garita and the Freedom Torch went by on the road out front followed by a trail of bicycles, motorscooters, cars, and pickups all honking and waving flags.


The whole affair was headed westbound but I'm told it was routing thru Grecia and up into the hills north of town with an ultimate destination of Cartago. How, I did not try to figure out.


When we were leaving Alajuela for the restaurant an hour or so earlier, I noticed that the police had just finished setting up roadblocks on Calle Ancha next to the Courthouse. I did not know why at the time, but apparently the run started there. At least, I think it must have...


What a treat - we had front-row seating!


Paul M.


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