Yup, we tried to invade this place too (Drive Day 85 minus 14 years)

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0923b cr spiderWe are embarrassed by our DC license plates again when we find out about an American named William Walker. In 1856 he tried to invade this coastal paradise to turn everyone into slaves. Luckily Costa Rica’s president got wind of it, sent troops and wiped out Walker’s mercenaries in a 14 minute battle. Hmm, about as long as the only Confederate battle in my adopted hometown of Beaufort lasted. What tangled webs we weave…

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Planning a road trip? Buy the audiobook here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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