An Aria for Arenal (Drive Day 90 minus 14 years)

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getting there is half the fun?

The tourbooks recommend exploring the lake at the base of Volcan Arenal by horseback or mountain bike. Either would be less bone-jarring than by truck. There are potholes that could swallow a smaller vehicle. We are driving so slowly the howler monkeys in the trees above have time to accurately aim their insults at the camper’s roof. Still, fresh caught Guapote fish at a campsite all to ourselves is worth the hassle.

0929c camper, CR

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 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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