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Old 02-25-2012, 05:51 AM   #182
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As luck would have it, just about the time we get across the street to the bikes, Mandy and her entourage stroll up...



We chat it up for awhile. They've moved here recently. From Michigan, maybe? Help me out here, whizzer...

Interesting outlook on things. Makes one think.

She shows us her tats...



...and does the pose with the bike...



She's a hoot! Ain't nothin' gettin' in her way!

The whole clan...



...L-R daughter, daughter's b/f, Mandy's SO, Michael Trout and Mandy. Wonder how things are going for them today...

Meeting and getting the opportunity to talk to the whole clan is a refreshing highlight of our trip but we need to move on.



...the road out of town we missed the first time around is found...



As I dream of Costa Rican real estate I think, "It's only a few hours into the day but it's been a day full of pleasant surprises..."

"Whoa! What's this?"



A photo op, that's what!



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photo courtesy of whizzer's smuggy

What can I say? We're easily entertained.

Moving along...



"So what if the bridge is closed? Don't be a Sally. Just ride through the river."



"...this looks interesting..."



...


photo courtesy of whizzer's smuggy

Beyond the puddle, the vegetation is trying to reclaim the roadway. We weave through the mass and come out at a small opening where we can see a tent and a small house.



As we slow down and consider turning around, we're waved in by a local...



...who remains on his hammock while we have a look around.

As the young boy shows us around, through a conversation of broken English and even worse Spanish (on our part), we gather they are the caretakers...



...they live in the tent and this is the kitchen.



It's a simple life - at least in all appearances to us foreigners. Probably tougher than it appears.

Of course, the view sucks...


photo courtesy of whizzer's smuggy

After our little tour we sneak a tip onto the table before we gear up and hit the road.



Fun little visit.

We make our way back out to the main road...



...and point our front wheels down the coast...

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