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When to Visit Costa Rica

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Costa Rica
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Based in Staten Island, New York, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, focuses on pediatric dentistry at his private practice, Dentistry for Children. Glenn J. Marie, DDS, also enjoys traveling, and he counts Aruba and Costa Rica among his favorite destinations.

Visiting Costa Rica may always seem like a good idea, but, according to U.S. News & World Report, there are good times and there are better times. The best time to visit is from mid-December through April, the country’s dry season. It is also peak tourist season, which means that the country is extra crowded and temperatures can reach highs in the 90s. June and July are also fine times to visit, as the rain levels tend to drop then, and the forests are freshly and brightly green.

Travelers looking for lower prices and fewer crowds should visit Costa Rica in the wet season, May through November. Be warned: this time of year is called the wet season for a reason, as the country is plagued by constant rain showers. However, some areas of the country, such as Guanacaste province in the northwest, experience less rain than others.

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Lionel Train Exhibit Featured at Railroad Museum of Long Island Event

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Railroad Museum
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Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is a pediatric dentist in Staten Island, New York. Out of his private practice, he cares for young patients and helps them develop good oral hygiene to keep their teeth healthy for life. Outside his professional life, Glenn J. Marine, DDS, is a miniature train enthusiast and enjoys Lionel Trains.

The Railroad Museum of Long Island recently celebrated its 26th anniversary. A plethora of engineers, conductors, and trackmen were on hand for the celebratory event, which featured a number of attractions.

One of the most prominent exhibits was a 40-foot setup of various Lionel trains, and which featured a complete set of controls for the operation of lights, gates, figures, and machinery. New to this year’s birthday celebration were Lionel trains that actually traveled around tracks overhead.

The 1964-65 Long Island RR Pavilion’s World’s Fair train was another hit attraction at the event. Complementing this piece of history, Edward Koehler, Jr., a prominent railway historian, was on hand and gave a talk about steam locomotives.

The Railroad Museum of Long Island celebrates its birthday each August, with the next event coming in 2017.