Kevin drove into San Jose yesterday to pick up the exportation document for Frankie. He left extra early not knowing how bad the traffic would be on Independence Day (Costa Rica starts its parades and celebrations early). The drive ended up being free and breezy and Kevin arrived at the vet's an hour early. He parked the car and took a walk around the neighbourhood. Most people would be thrilled to stumble upon a coffee shop, but my husband was tickled to see a hardware store... and it was open! So he browsed in there until it was time to get back to the vet's for 8 am. He was the first customer to be served. They had the document ready. The vet (the very helpful woman who examined Frankie's paperwork two weeks ago and was the one to give us the news that Frankie would not be able to fly until Sept 17 due to her rabies shot) was there to greet Kevin, and so were the assistant and cashier who were all involved in our crisis. They wished us good luck with our departure and hoped that everything goes well. Our own personal cheerleading squad.
Kevin called me to say "I have the document in my hands!!" Woot!!! You have no idea how happy that phone call made me.
From the vet's, Kevin drove to where Krista, Dave, and Quinn had lodged for the night. It wasn't far from the vet's, but the parades were now blocking roads. Once he managed to navigate through the crowded streets, it was clear sailing. They stopped in at Price Smart (equivalent to Costco) to pick up a few things and were home by 11:15 am. Very productive morning with a big sigh of relief... for us... but also for Krista, Dave and Quinn. Their adventure can finally begin in earnest. We're really excited for them. Kevin and I have been going down memory lane, reminiscing of our early days here. So many news things, so much to learn.
In the meantime, we've been keeping a close eye on our flight status. So far, both our flights (Costa Rica to Miami, and Miami to Toronto) are scheduled to leave on time. We will be leaving at 2:30 am just like last time (except this time Dave will be driving us to the airport) and our flight leaves at 7 am. Fingers crossed it all goes as planned! Send us some good vibes!
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