For my birthday in February, we usually try to go to Puerto Rico and visit dad. Since the island is still having a hard time recovering from the last season hurricanes, we checked with our friends Luis & Mercedes and agreed we could come down and spend a few days with them. In just a few days we visited San Jose, went to the beach at Jaco, spent Saturday at the farmers market in Grecia and met Luis cousin Marcos. Sunday we went to Cartago and Monday we had a BBQ at la Garita!. It was a fantastic long weekend.