I think in my last post I mentioned that Tico Time is such that we asked Ney, who was taking us to the airport, to pick us up at 10:00, figuring he'd be there by 11:00. Well, at 9:15, he arrived at our condo... all spiffed up... both him and his car. We stopped at the Subway in Coco to get sandwiches knowing how expensive airport food is and also knowing that even snacks on flights now are only served at a price.
As we turn off the main highway onto the road leading into the airport, Ney asks us if we could pay him then. Ney isn't a licensed taxi driver... he drives his own car and picks up work when he can. Our landlord had arranged for Ney to pick us up when we arrived and so we asked him to take us back (3 months later). But he could get into trouble if a money transaction was seen by a "real" taxi driver. No problem... we were happy to help him out.
As we left Costa Rica we flew over Nicaragua...
The clouds in the lower left corner are hovering over one of the volcanoes in the middle of the huge lake. The second volcano just barely made it into the picture at middle right.
The flight is only 4 hours from Liberia, Costa Rica to the Dallas/Ft Worth airport...
We think we're flying over Cancun or Cozumel here... A long string of condo along the beach, and not a thing a quarter of a mile inland.
Our son-in-law picked us up... we headed back to their house, where our motorhome has resided while we've been gone. We had our mail sent there as well...
These stacks are only a small portion in the huge box that was awaiting us. We don't get a lot of junk mail, but I was amazed at how many AARP mailings were in the box. It took us hours to go through all the mail... now, the big task is getting stuff ready to do taxes :-(
The weather here is much cooler than we've had for the past few months... it got into the 80's today and was quite comfortable. Mornings mean jeans, boots and a long sleeve shirt. But it gets warmer as the day progresses.
Look what grew while we were gone...
Celeste and Victor have a huge yard.... well, they are in Texas, so only part of it is "lawn", but Celeste does a fine job of putting a different touch to things.... I asked her where she got all these colorful bottles... Blue Nun? ... and those pink light bulb looking things are really cute. She didn't have to drink any crazy brands of anything... the lady who makes the trees also sells glassware to put on them.
But... the thing I liked best...
Hyacinths! Pansies! Violas!
All blooming and so aromatic!
These guys have been in this flower bed all winter... survived the cold winter they've had here... even ice at times. Isn't this lovely?
I'm still trying to catch up with family.... got the laundry caught up today... and the mail... and just stuff like that. Oh yes... we had another invasion of ladybugs while we were gone. Took a while to get rid of them.
We have some appointments in Granbury to take care of - not sure what all. We'll be here a few weeks while we make our plans to head east and begin another great adventure.
But for now... we're happy to be back in our "home sweet home".
That's All For Today!