Austin Returned to Mermaid

When you reach a certain age being hip just doesn’t have the same importance as it once did. Back in the day hanging out and being cool was the hottest ticket in town but nowadays we’re more likely to be in bed by 9:00 pm than grooving to the latest sounds. Nothing like a visit from a hyper hip 25 year old to remind you that being cool is still important. Austin flew down to Costa Rica and spent a week in his old bunk. We took day trips to the hip surfing towns of Montezuma and Jaco where Austin rented a board and showed he could still shred the waves. We hiked up to a waterfall and had a nice swim in the pool below. On the way down from the waterfall Austin met another hip guy from Guatemala and the compared crystals… We hiked along the edge of Bahia Ballena where we saw a monkey and lots of land crabs. We visited the Manuel Antonio National Park where our guide pointed out poisonous snakes, frogs, monkeys and sloths. When the week was done we put Austin ashore with a bus ticket, hotel reservation and a plane ticket and while things didn’t go as planned Austin made it back to the US and we’ve reverted to an early bedtime.


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