We have seen the real Costa Rica - at least for a short while. Over the course of two evenings, we stayed in the small mountain-coffee-farming town of Santa Cruz just outside San Isidro De El General.
Our friend Corry, who has done several service projects in the town over the years, connected us with a wonderful family there. We ate, slept,and lived the Costa Rican lifestyle while stumbling our way through conversation - our brains are exausted.
Most families in the area are part of a coffee growing cooperative - they are proud to say their coffee is exported to 26 countries.
A coffee tree!
Lidier and his truck
We were sent off with full bellies and happy hearts
The view from the front step