On the day before everyone got back for the final phase of the expedition, we were treated to a traditional Tico lunch with a beautiful mountain view. Being with our little field base family one last time was so lovely and the food was delicious – I definitely miss gallo pinto and plantains. There was an incredibly refreshing watermelon and pineapple juice that was just perfect in the humidity. I don’t think any of us wanted to return to the office and five of us stayed longer to chat and have dessert. There were also a bunch of cute dogs to play with so I couldn’t ask for anything more!