Early afternoon and my friend, Ricardo Collado, was greeting me as I flew back into rainy San Jose.  It is great to me here with my many Tico friends.  Today was spent getting colones, visiting the elegant Dona Delphine and getting supplies for our ride.  Of course Luis Diego will be joining us.
And our ride? It is a mystery.  Ricardo has a surprise.  Tomorrow we will be picking up the BMW that Luis Diego has made available to me and we will visit friends here in San Jose.  Our ride actually begins this Saturday.  It is the rainy season here and we expect hours of rain each day.  The temperatures are typical for this beautiful country-ranging from 65 to 75 degrees F.