An early morning breakfast and Ricardo and I were on the bikes headed into the center of San Jose to meet with the M14 riders.  By 8:45 AM 40-50 bikes had arrived and Chizo conducted the short (10 minutes) meeting.  Like always he welcomed me back.  I always feel so welcome among t his group of Moto enthusiasts. 

By 9:15 we we were all mounted up and riding out of the center city headed to the beautiful beach of Herradura,  Ricardo on his V-Star Silverado and me on the BMW F650GS.  The morning was clear, no rain in sight and miraculously there would be no rain the entire ride.  

Over hills, up curvy roads and winding our way down, it was a perfect motorcycle ride.  At 11:00AM Chizo led the group into a large restaurant for brunch.  Everyone seemed to enjoy this stop and after 45 minutes we were headed to Herradura Beach.  Herradura, home of Los Suenos Marriott Ocean Resort and Marina.  This marina is the largest in Costa Rica and all of Central America.  The Resort, while costly, is beautiful.  I highly recommend it, even at $250 per night (for the cheap room ).A couple of hours on the beach and we mounted up and we're off on the two hour ride home.  It was a great day, renewing old friendships and exploring this beautiful country.

 Monday we are headed east, past Siquerres, Bataan and on to Haciendo Milla Vientycinco, the great farm owned and run by Luis Diego.  As you might expect, Luis is a working owner, on horseback and in the fields every day.  For some foolish reason, he thinks he can make vaqueros of Ricardo and me.  Boy, will he be disappointed.