We woke up on the 22nd early to depart Manuel Antonio at 6:00 AM, steeled for a full-day of traveling, to yet another beautiful day (we still plan to post day 3 when we get the pictures, which should be here any day). We said goodbye to house that had been so lovely.
We said goodbye to the gardens.
We said goodbye to the beach.
And hit the road. We had gone the whole trip without seeing many of the well-known tropical bird species. So of course, about half way to San Jose our driver spotted a tree full of toucans. It was amazing.
We stopped one more time to take a picture of an unusual find that we will post sometime next week after we give a present based upon it. In any event, we made it safely to the airport for the first of two long flights home (3 hours and 5.5 hours). Yet the good feelings we captured in Costa Rica stayed with us and remain today still. It was a trip well worth the time and expense.