Knowing that you are hanging on every word regarding the improvement of the road from Atenas to our house, I have an update…
We made a trip to the free dentist clinic Thursday. Since we were a little early, our plan was to stop by and hassle our favorite eye doctor, Victoria. She was behind closed doors, so we missed her. But to our good fortune, a couple real estate agents were hanging around their office and we grilled them about news of the road improvement.
Gerardo got on the phone and called the secretary to the Mayor of Atenas to see what discussed at the meeting that I got thrown out of. He reported that since our road did not get enough traffic, they would not be asphalting the entire road. There are higher priorities in the country and limited funds.
We never really expected this to happen. But as the picture shows with a little heavy-duty grading and compacting, the road is much improved. (That was three years ago.) We would welcome even THAT improvement.
But Gerardo was told ten hills would be paved to help improve the road. We rolled our eyes in unison… and Dennis observed that the plan might be ten hills in ten years!
There are five hills that badly need work between our casa and Atenas. We are holding our breath that the Black Hills of Costa Rica are coming soon.