We woke up at 4 am this morning. It was still pitch dark and Frankie was none too pleased that we ousted her out of bed and let her out. She did her business, rushed back in and crawled back to bed. In the meantime, we were getting dressed and ready to drive my mum to the airport. We were on our way by 5 am sharp. It appears we're three very prompt people. We encountered very little traffic and the roads were clear for the first hour. We hit a foggy patch, but most of the trip was easy. We got to the airport with time to spare so none of us was stressed. We walked mum into the airport and guided her through the process of paying the exit tariff, filling out the customs' form, getting her boarding pass and her luggage checked. All these things she would have been able to figure out on her own, no doubt, but I just wanted to make sure we saw her get through security before we left the building. We hugged and said our goodbyes. I'm really glad we had this time together. I can't remember the last time we spent so much time in each other's company. Good memories were made and I think mum had a nice time visiting not only us at Hush Valley Lodge, but Atenas and Puerto Viejo, too. Next year, when she comes with my dad, perhaps they will take a guided tour and see even more.
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