Bittersweet Goodbyes

So today, I go home. Trust me I am ready to go home because I miss being home but honestly I am going to miss it here with everyone.

We went on our last tour and before we knew it we were back in San Jose to prepare for our flight home.  The ride to San Jose took about 4 or so hours and along the way we had to say goodbye to our professor Freddy Gamboa. When we arrived we were assigned rooms and given dinner. The dinner was super good, I had a burrito and fries which I had been craving forever so i’m glad I got it while I was there. Also, to my surprise I had no roommate in my hotel room so I had the whole entire room to myself to fully enjoy(Im not bragging, just excited).

Anyway, as much as we all tried to avoid it, we had to say our goodbyes as we were all leaving at different times and some weren’t leaving at all but nonetheless it was really sad and for the first time during the whole trip I felt bad for ever wanting to go home.

Now on to today,  we ate some delicious breakfast and a couple of us accompanied by Josh’s parents walked over to a museum near the hotel and checked out all the cool art and then we walked to a park and just took in the sights. It was awesome because I got to spend some more time with my friends before leaving to the airport.

Around 10:30 or so, the shuttle showed up to pick up Matt and I and once again we had to say our goodbyes to everyone and finally left to the airport. The airport wasn’t all that bad but it was super crowded with people with large families. After getting through security, I visited the super crowded and huge gift shop that had some of the most expensive things in it but that did not stop me from buying some items from it but my day got brighter because as Matt and I waited for our plane, we ran into Elizabeth, my fellow Mizzou Tiger.

Long story short, Matt and I got through the Dallas airport together and then unfortunately we had to say our goodbyes as he was going to Colorado and I was heading to Missouri but it was all good. Actually, plot twist my gate was changed and I was not aware of it but luckily the new gate was not as far so I was able to run from it with 8 minutes to spare.

I got home in Missouri around 10pm and honestly did not think I was going to miss home as much as I did but it was an awesome and life changing experience that I wouldnt change for the world and I am so glad I got to go. I made some of the greatest friends and created some great memories. Trust me I am glad I’m home but my trip to Costa Rica will hold a special place in my heart.

Thank You for reading!


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