Finishing the country road walk today . . .

It bugged me that I did not finish walking Calle Nueva the other day, so today I did so with my friend Jason Quesada. Here are a few nature shots along the road for a total walk of 5.3 miles:

Soccer Fields are the most defining thing of a community in Costa Rica
even along a dirt road among farms out in the country! Necessary!
Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica
Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica
Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

Mango Tree Grove
Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

Lots of Purple and Yellow Flowers if you look close
Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

Calle Nueva
Atenas, Costa Rica

After the walk we had a late lunch in a little Soda in the village of Rio Grande on the river of same name and our expressway Ruta 27 where there is an Atenas exit just south of Atenas. In this same little village is a chicken processing plant (low-pay jobs) owned my Walmart and a small air conditioner plant, both on the expressway. We road the local bus back to Atenas Central which went by these two job sources locally. And back in town a political experience which I will share tomorrow.   See the Photo Gallery Walking Calle nueva   –   PS: WARNING! I learned later that two days before this walk an expat man from Canada was walking this same road solo (as I often go) and he was robbed at knifepoint by two young men on motorcycles, supposedly Nicaraguans, which is who most Ticos blame crime on. This is highly unusual in little Atenas, but of course can happen anywhere. It is more common in parts of the big city of San Jose.

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International Living magazine again ranks Costa Rica the #1 Place to Retire!

The USA Today article on Costa Rica, the Country Without an Army & the Happiest Country

“Blessed is the Costa Rican mother who knows her son at birth will never be a soldier.”

¡Pura Vida!

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