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Travel and arriving in Liberia: February 3rd

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Today we flew to Liberia. My flight to LA seemed very short because I learned from my friend, Stephanie Simmonds, how to upload Netflix shows to my iPad. What a treat. Watching episodes of “Grace and Frankie” made the time go by really fast.

Our f light to from LA to Liberia was delayed by 1 hour. Susan and I met up with Lee, Barbara, and Janice in the airport in LA. Since we had extra time, we bought food for the flight.

I learned how to upload the app that allowed me to also watch movies on the flight.  I watched The Joker, a very powerful movie, and then went back to watching “Gracie and Frankie.”  What a hoot.  In between episodes I walked back and forth through the aisle of the plane.  

When we went through customs, they wanted the address of where we were staying. I didn’t have that but I did have the email address of all the Ticos in the various cities in Costa Rica where we were going to stay.

We were met in the airport in Liberia by our hosts. They were all wearing name tags and the people with whom we were each going to stay also had our name tag on them. My host’s name is Velma. Since our flight was late, our last traveler, Ann, arrived shortly after us.

A man took a photo of all of us.

While we were waiting for our ride, Velma took a selfie of the two of us.  What a hoot.  We were all picked up in a van to go to our homes.  We stopped along the road in Liberia and Velma’s husband, Sergio, picked us up to take to their house.  Daniel (Sergio’s and Velma’s son) was also in the car.  When we arrived at the house I met Sissy, their dog, (perro – I am learning a bit of Spanish. We took my suitcase to my bedroom and.Daniel helped me get all of my devices onto the internet.  Yay. 

Here are some photos from tonight. 

My room.

The living room

Velma and Sergio in the kitchen.

Daniel  in the back of the house.

These people are so friendly.  It is going to be a wonderful stay.  

It is after midnight and I have to get up at 6:30 for 7 am breakfast.  Our whole group is going to meet at the church (Iglesia) at 8:30 tomorrow morning.  Off to bed for me.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

One thought on “Travel and arriving in Liberia: February 3rd

  1. It looks like you have a great beginning of your trip. Enjoy.


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