Penny wanted to borrow my camera. I'm uploading her video of going to the airport in Guate, and going home from the airport in San Jose. It's not much to look at, but shows a bit about what the places she went looks like.
But while I'm uploading the video, I'll tell you the story about what happened between the two drives. All the adventure happened in the middle, but wasn't caught on camera. There was a surprise waiting for us when we tried to enter Costa Rica. I got my passport stamped "denied entry" and we were threatened with deportation. Penny almost lost her life, because they seemed to think she was a mule or something. She talked her way out of it by telling the airport security of her travels around the world but to avoid being sent back to Guatemala we had to go buy plane tickets and withdraw cash from the ATMs.
The rule is that you need a return ticket (out of Costa Rica) to enter on the 90 day tourist visa. Normally they don't care and I always get a round trip out, instead of a round trip in and they have never bothered to ask me for the return trip ticket but Penny must have spooked them. They looked at her with a jaundiced eye and she defiantly returned their stares. They decided that if she's going to play tough they were going to play this one by the book and I had to buy a ticket back to Guatemala and bring cash (you need to have cash to get in on these on-entry visas to Costa Rica). We were escorted around the airport by a guard while the arrangements were made. The guard was friendly, so Penny used some of her spending money to buy him a Pepsi while we waited. At the same time, the president of Chile was landing and he took us to watch the circus around the landing plane and I got a picture of Penny posing in front of the plane we flew in on.
Security was shutting down all the exits to the airport so we had to rush back to immigration and try to get through before the airport closed. Penny got a rushed shot of the big mural welcoming visitors to Costa Rica but it didn't come out well and we didn't have time to do a retry.
We got one of the last taxis allowed into the terminal and Penny started begging for the camera again so I gave it to her as I dozed off on the way home.
Once we got home, Penny gave Harry some "bacon" (what he calls his treats) and immediately started bragging about her exploits. Harry poo pooed it all, saying that he had seen no fewer than 6 cows in the mean time who were scared off by his mean bard. He coolly insisted that it was really she who had missed out on it all "unfortunate, really" he said dismissively. That's when Penny started flashing the wad. She still had some of her spending money from Guatemala City.
Both Harry and Fiona became green with envy. "I want, I want!" they said in unison, but Penny said "I'm taking it with me" and that was that.