While Alajuela is finishing the reconstruction of the bus terminal for buses from surrounding towns like Atenas, our Atenas bus drops us off downtown and then we catch the return bus between a cemetery and neighborhood city park that I haven’t found a name for yet. For Christmas this year they hung brightly colored stars from all the trees in the park which doesn’t seem that special, but their “Walk-through Stars” on one of the sidewalks is kind of neat to me. Here’s three shots of it from different angles.
And tonight is the night of our Atenas Christmas Lights Parade that everyone is hoping the current rain stops long before! 🙂 If not raining tonight, I will go and photograph the parade (our first after 2 years of Covid Cancellations) and will share photos in a Saturday blog post. It is one of the three annual parades in Atenas; the Independence Day parade was restarted this September, the Christmas Lights Parade tonight, and next April they will restart the annual Oxcart Parade. We are slowly getting back to “normal” in Atenas and all over Costa Rica with a big uptick in tourism this year. I’m at Arenal Observatory Lodge Christmas week where every room has been pre-booked for months now!