Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rent A Horse, Buy Some Cheese


We saw some pix from the Tenorio Rain Forest recently. The last outpost on the way in is the little town or Rio Naranjo, Orange River. You can stop by Hertz Rent-A-Horse and get a vehicle to cruise the surrounding savannah. There are a lot of dairy farms made possible by the higher altitude and the locals sell their home-made cheese while Jesus supervises.

The paved road ends at Rio Naranjo. From there to the forest you must travel the proverbial five miles of bad road. The section below was the part in the very best condition. 

On our way back to Tamarindo we went by the extensive renovations of the Pan American Highway, which runs from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Usuhaia, Argentina (we've been to both ends). We've driven some of the old road - okay by Costa Rican standards but no place to zip through fast. It is being rebuilt into a four lane, high-speed divided road - with tolls, of course (the first in CR). That's all the concrete in the bottom photo with a look northeast to the line of volcanoes.                          

Cheese For Sale

Road To Tenorio Rain Forest

Volcano View


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tolls? seriously! Even there! I love the fact that Perth is still toll free on our four/five lane freeway's, unlike the eastern states. Did you two rent a couple of horses Bob :)

Birdman said...

That concrete road would be hard to traverse and any normal speed, unless, of course, the volcanos were erupting and you were headed back. Look out!

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't mind having a go at driving the length of that. I really like those last two shots.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a long road, from Alaska to Argentina.

cieldequimper said...

Is the cheese blessed?