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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saying Goodbye....

I'm writing this on Tuesday evening...  it's after 6pm....  we visited a while with Francine and Greg...  I fed the foxes...  we pretty much cleaned out the fridge.  I've found a home for the bits and pieces of foods that we didn't use.  The suitcases are partially packed....  we've called Ney....  the fellow who picked us up at the airport in December.  He was only about an hour late then...  so, instead of asking him to pick us up at 11:00 (for a 2pm flight) we've asked him to pick us up at 10:00...  figuring he'll be here by 11:00.  

We know we have a "no frills" flight so plan to stop at the local Subway on our way to the airport.  Those tiny bags of peanuts just won't sustain us until we land in DFW late in the afternoon.   We have 2 checked bags as well as our carry-ons.  Since we don't have a scales with us, we know we need enough time to "rearrange" our stuff in our luggage.  It won't be the first time we've sat in the sidelines...  suitcases open....  jeans here...  underwear there...  books.. oh... they weigh too much... they go in that one.  Our whole life is exposed to anyone who is curious enough to watch us take out and replace this and that.

I took down the hummingbird feeder as I do every night.  The ants, and I DO mean HUGE ants, invade it during the night if I forget to take it down...  Only this time I won't be putting it back up.  I know the Cinnamon Hummingbird will look for it tomorrow....  and I'll feel bad.  Just like the dog food I put out for the foxes.  While I know they don't depend on the "hand-out" we provide each evening, I know they'll be around tomorrow night around 5pm...  and there won't be anything there.

We got a new neighbor yesterday who has a dog.  Marlin, the dog, quickly found the dog food this evening, so I have a feeling the foxes wouldn't be around much anyway.

We've said our goodbyes to Steve and Ann...  we've eaten our last dinner here...  I even finished knitting the pair of socks today that I've been working on.  We visited with Francine and Greg and their new neighbors, but will say our goodbyes to them tomorrow.  It's surprising how quickly we become attached to folks...  Francine and Greg are more than just neighbors...  they have become friends...  folks we don't want to lose contact with.

You who have traveled with us on this adventure have lived through our lack of hot water...  heck, you've lived through us not having any water...  the 95+ temps each day....  the hill that we walk up....  the foods, the people, the good things and the not so good.  But...  you know what?  I wouldn't trade our life for any other life.  It is what it is...  and it's fantastic!

That's All For Today!

P.S.  Don't worry if I don't post for a couple of days...  unless you hear about a plane disappearing between Costa Rica and Texas, I'll be back to blogging in a few days.  Take Care, Y'all!

20 comments:

  1. Such a great adventure you had, hopefully the weather will be better in DFW than when you left.

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  2. Safe travels back. You have so many good memories of your stay there!

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  3. Another great adventure ... can't believe it's already been three months. The news is still full of that missing plane...

    Saying good bye is bitter sweet isn't it.... the end of a three month lifestyle. I understand the feeling of the ending... BUT the excitement of another lifestyle coming up ... ;)

    and yes... you and Bill have a very fantastic life. You surely do... and I know you realize hos special it is ... sigh

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  4. I know how you feel about leaving. I always feel bad for our may birds the day we leave. No more feeders or water but I'm sure they adjust quickly. I always walk around saying goodbye to my garden tools, my cactus garden, the house, the surrounding mountains, well it just goes on & on..................

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  5. It will be nice for you to have a reliable supply of water again, but I know you'll miss the adventures. Safe travels.

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  6. Coming back may be a cultural shock. . . and if you go to the farm in Ohio, you may freeze to death. I would imagine your bodies have adjusted to the heat down there. Have a safe trip back to Texas. When you fly over Cut and Shoot, TX, I will wave at you.

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  7. Safe travels (Don't let the pilot turn off the transponder!). What a wonderful stay you have had. Thanks for sharing all your adventures.

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  8. It's been a wonderful three months with some downers but mostly a wonderful adventure. Hard to say goodbye but look forward to the new adventures when you get back to the states.

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  9. Safe travels--I have so enjoyed my visit to Costa Rica through your eyes

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  10. Buen Viaje and Bon Voyage ... I've enjoyed "my" time in Costa Rica right along with you and Bill. See you in a few days.

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  11. I'll miss the life in Costa Rica. Thanks the the account for the last three months.

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  12. Vada in Dublin,Tx.....I have been reading your posts from costa rica and feel blessed to have been on this awesome jouney with you.Will you be staying in Tx. long or is it just a pit stop? hope you include us on your next trip soon. Loved the bird pictures...

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  13. It all seems to go too fast. Hope you have (had by this point in the day) a good flight back to Dallas. One of our bags was overweight when we came back from Maui. A lot of it was due to my daughter's stuff that she no longer had room for in her small bag. We just paid, and chalked it up to being on vacation.
    See you on the flip side.

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  14. Oh, it seems like that time went so fast!! Where did it go? No longer will see pics of the walk to the beach or tending goats or the monkeys, all the different, pretty birds... the little ins and outs of life in costa rica.. have enjoyed it ALL.... oh, well on to something new and different.... Aren't 'we' going to Northern Maine this summer?? Can't wait :) Take Care

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  15. Sorry I'm too late to wish you a good trip. Can't wait to hear about your continued travels.

    I'm still laughing at " jeans here... underwear there..." Nope, I'm sure it's not the first time!

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  16. We'll look for you in the south China sea then, if we don't hear. Wear your Mae Wests!

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  17. Have a safe trip home. It's sure been fun following along with you on this trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Hope you have a safe trip. Your header is gorgeous.

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  19. After reading your adventures, we're thinking of wintering somewhere next winter. Thanks for sharing!

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