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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

 

Off To Costa Rica by Mike May

The trip from San Francisco to San Jose Costa Rica ended up being 20 hours door-to-door, 9 hours flying time and 11 hours other transit time, such as waiting for delayed flights.
We connected through Washington Dulles and flew from there, South 198 degrees. The Blue Logger GPS worked beautifully in the window of the Bowing 757. I was amused as we flew along the North and South Carolina coast to here a number of user points from Michael Beukenkamp pop up, such as Grandma and Grandpa's house in Smyrna. I had San Jose Costa Rica set as my destination and painfully felt the hours and miles slide by, kind of like watching a pot boil.
Costa Rica from an aerial view
The only commercial points of interest in Costa Rica were in the city category. This was handy at least for getting a sense of the distance and direction to the different places we were planning to visit, especially because our guide showed my family on a print map where things were. I switched my GPS units from imperial to metric units to be in keeping with the local custom. I was unfortunately not able to switch to a Spanish synthesizer.

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