Traveling the Globe
Our waiter at The Pantry suggested the scenic drive on CA-154 E (San Marcos Pass Rd) when we told him we were on our way back home taking US101-S. We were coming from Santa Maria and driving towards Los Angeles and glad we took this scenic route (… spotting falcons, deer, and all the lovely wineries) along the way. The vista point over Santa Ynez Valley was found directly after passing Lake Cachuma.
First time visiting Santa Maria, CA to pick up a 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000. Relieved after a long 6-hr drive from home to know the owners of the off road vehicle only lived 6 min from this hotel. When we made reservations, we didn’t know it was haunted.
The fastest, cheapest way to pick up our newly purchased 2018 Winnebago Sunstar LX at an RV dealership in Orlando was to fly. Can you believe it was only $150.20 for two people with 2 checked luggages with no carry-on to travel domestically 2,030 miles. How has travel changed for Covid-19? Was it safe?
We’ve participated in many a zip-line thrills in past vacations, but have yet to do a “Superman” zip. Found a full day port excursion with a variety of fun – UTVs, zip lines, Pendulum swing and waterslide.
We say “Goodbye!” Left on Saturday but didn’t get home until Sunday. Although we checked out 3 different accommodations (… Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas and Villa Amarilla Beachfront Hotel …) in Tamarindo, this beachfront stay was the best. I’ll miss:
Only about a 40 minute drive from Tamarindo, we pop in Playa Zapotilla into Google Maps. A local had mentioned how beautiful it was, mostly secluded and that there was a short hike with great views to be had.
Found a troop of Howler Monkeys very close to the road on the way to exploring Playa Grande and Playa Mina. Luckily, had the drone to get up close to observe them. What a treat!
Having a nice long visit to Costa Rica (May 4 – 25), we kept our reservations flexible through Booking.com. We went to check out another choice of accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of the center of Tamarindo… arriving at the All Inclusive Occidental Tamarindo.