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Linda Boley Oct 07, 2015 at 06:03 PM

Just got accepted into Nov 4 CR program. Anyone flying out of Denver or Dallas?
Clara McCall Oct 08, 2015 at 08:34 AM

Hi, Linda. Chuck and I will be flying from Chicago to Dallas to San Jose on Nov 4. We arrive at Dallas Airport @ 2:51pm and depart on American Airlines @ 5:05pm. Arrive in San Jose @ 9:13pm. Our first time in CR and really looking forward to sharing the adventure with our fellow Road Scholars.

Linda Boley Oct 07, 2015 at 05:59 PM


Nadine Price Oct 07, 2015 at 01:21 PM

Is anyone else doing back to back programs, Oct. 20th, Costa Rica to Nov 3rd Belize, with two days in between?
Nadine Price Oct 10, 2015 at 02:16 AM

Anyone else staying over in San Jose after the Oct. 20th to Nov. 1st trip?

barbara gertzog Sep 29, 2015 at 08:30 PM

Any one from the November 4 CR trip traveling via Atlanta ?

Robert Barrett Sep 27, 2015 at 02:38 PM

Robert, regarding clothing to take: take nylon clothing that dries quickly! Cotton will feel wet for days. Also try to do laundry on the 5th day up at Selva Verde which charges by the pound rather than the more expensive way, by each of the items! We just wanted to have dry clothes by then, and didn't do any other laundry for the remainder of the trip. Take an umbrella, a poncho, and a good rain coat as the wet season is REALLY wet! But so fun! Getting to see the turtles laying eggs is a great thing! Not a lot of extra money is needed as you will never go hungry on this trip!

Robert Barrett Sep 27, 2015 at 02:33 PM

Take and use a good bug spray! Cabella's sells one by Sawyer with picaridin which worked great! Also WiFi is available at every place we stayed in CR.

barbara burns Sep 10, 2015 at 10:17 PM

I am leaving for CR on Sept 18. It would be fun to meet other participants online who are with the same group.
Marsha Benda Sep 10, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Hi Barbara-I will be on the September 18th CR trip as well. I look forward to meeting you!
Robert Pogue Sep 11, 2015 at 10:56 AM

I am going as well to CR on the 18th. Flying out of Newark. Trying to figure out what to pack! any suggestions?
Marsha Benda Sep 11, 2015 at 01:24 PM

Rober- The information provided by RS is a good starting place. I went online and reseached a couple of other websites that gave excellent information as well to pack. I know I will have to scale down on this trip! At least there are laundry services at a couple of the places.
Robert Pogue Sep 11, 2015 at 01:47 PM

Marsha thanks for the info. I look forward to meeting you. Best packing tip I read is lay out what you plan to take and leave half the clothes and bring twice as much money. Don't know if that advise is practical but it sounds about right. see you soon.

Robert Barrett Sep 05, 2015 at 03:14 PM

Hi Jean:
We also had to decide between the two trips offered and made the choice to do the longer one because it went to the turtle area which we are very interested in, and also had a few more other things included which were of interest to us. We also know we may not be back to CR, so wanted to do and see as much as possible on our trip which starts next Tuesday. I don't know if my input helps you decide, but I hope it does! Laurie

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