I noticed that my Ms. Weather Pixie on the left sidebar has been replaced with the Costa Rican flag. It's horrible weather right now in San Jose... rain, lightning. Maybe that's why she's not there. Her little umbrella wouldn't hold up to that. She'll be back when the weather clears.
All you will see in Costa Rica for the next few weeks are flags and the Coat of Arms (above) for the celebration of Independence Day, September the 15th. Red, white, and blue everywhere.
My first trip ever to Costa Rica was on Sept. 15th in the year 2000. It is also my birthday and what a surprise celebration I landed in. The whole country was in a fiesta state of mind.
I celebrate my independence as well as living in the country of my dreams, everyday.