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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Costa Rica info?

Yesterday I posted that we were thinking of what we'd do for the rest of the winter.  Now that the health issues are settled, we might go back to Plan A of last fall.  That was to spend the winter, or at least part of the winter in Costa Rica....
As you can see, this is something we've been thinking about for about a year now...  but "real" life seems to keep getting in the way to delay this trip.

We'd like to stay a month or so... NOT stay in a large city, but to rent a place in a small town or village that has a kitchen and bath.  A pool isn't necessary, but internet is....  walking distance to a market would be desirable.

No, we wouldn't be driving down, but flying out of DFW to San Jose.....  taking public transportation or renting a vehicle once there.

We've never been real interested in taking a "birding" tour...  while we're both avid birders, neither of us are fanatics.  Seeing and living the "local" life has been higher on our priorities, but...  hey, we'll takes what we gets.  ;-)

So...  if any of you who may be reading this have spent time in Costa Rica, or know of any contacts from whom we could glean some information....  we'd be grateful for any help we can get.

I changed my "header" picture this morning.  Just a word about that...  Daffodils are my favorite flower (and maybe our daughter, Donna's as well).  I planted tons of bulbs around my place in Ohio when I was first married in 1961.  While that marriage didn't work, the bulbs thrived.  I dug them up and replanted them on the farm in 1982 when Bill & I got together.  There are daffodils everywhere there now!  Last year, Bill dug a bunch of them up and brought them here to Texas.  He planted them here at our daughter, Celeste's house.  There are 4 blooming as I write.  That picture, with our rig showing in the background, is very special to me....  kind of a reminder that life goes on...  no matter what our plans might have been.


 By the way, I wish I could come up with some outrageous outfit to wear and have my picture taken in, but....  we don't even have our Lazy Boy recliners anymore, let alone anything but the basics in attire....  my jeans have barbed wire tears in them, my shirts are all permanently stained with various things...  I haven't changed out my earrings in at least 3 years...  Boy!  Are we boring!

All for Today.....


6 comments:

  1. Daffodils are my favorite, too. I think because they smell like spring, and when they're here, so is it.

    Roxanne
    The Good Luck Duck

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  2. Wow, Costa Rico...that sounds like an adventure. Sorry no info to share. But I'll sure be watching for your pictures if you go.

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  3. I just started reading your blog a few weeks back and enjoy your sense of humor. In regards to Costa Rica look up this website blog www.happierthanabillionaire.com You might be able to get good answers from this couple that moved there a few years back. I also downloaded their book and it had me laughing out loud. Hope this helps you.
    Sylvia
    Murrieta, CA

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    1. Thanks for the info... I did check it out and now have it bookmarked. Looks interesting... especially the way she starts the blog each day with the price of something... even a can of tuna. Hmmm... sounds expensive to me. We think we have a place to stay for a month... more on that tomorrow. Do you have a blog?

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    2. Morning Sharon, No blog yet. We are still punching that daily clock, but looking forward to retirement within two years. Meanwhile we travel in our motorhome when vacations come around, and enjoy camping at the lakes and beach areas close to us on the weekends.
      Looking forward to reading where you will be staying.
      Sylvia
      Murrieta, CA

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  4. Love the picture of the daffodil and the story behind it.

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