so pops is gone and im back to flying solo. id didnt seem right to have to say goodbye to him again 8 months after the initial farewell. i had an amazing time with the family and though we might have been set back a bit by the robbery we were still flying high on how much fun we were having jsut beeing around each other after so long. every conversation was something new and exciting to talk about whether it be stories from my trip or the folks fillking me in on what iv missed back at home. the first week was soent mith mom, kate, dad and kate's friend brittany. the girls left after a great week of relaxation and plenty of family debauchery. it has been boys week for the past 7 days and the fun we had was insane and it was so nice to be able to catch up with my best friend and travelling mate(pops) who just left about an hour ago. we started off the week with a four day road trip wiht our friend matt who runs a bar here. we headed about 7 hours south to a surf spot called dominical and made our way back up the coast to nosara. it was great seeing another part of the country that we havent seen before. the water's edge was met by rainforest and the inhabitants included howler and whitefaced monkeys. pops and i spent our last ferw nights together taking it easy and talking about future plans , mostly stuff i havent wanted to think about on my entire trip such as school and whatnot. when am i coming home? well wouldnt you like to know and so would i. i dont have a ticket out of costa rica so ill be sneaking up on everyone when you least expect it. who knows maybe im in the airport now with pops waiting for our flight..... PURA VIDA!!!!