Life is different here is Costa Rica, there’s just no other way to slice it. I find that my friends from home are curious, but sometimes don’t even know what questions to ask. When you can’t really begin to think about what life might be in a particular place, it’s hard to know what you want […]
When I look back at this weekend, I can’t help but laugh. I started out the weekend with a “stomach bug.” I can only assume some type of virus since we know three other people who were suffering from the same symptoms this past week. Between my date with our toilet throughout Friday night and […]
The weather has been incredibly consistent since we arrived in Costa Rica. Consistently sunny and in the high nineties/low hundreds Fahrenheit (in the 32 to 38 Celsius range). Every. Single. Day. This afternoon I walked out the door, and I said to Junior “Ohhh it’s chilly!” Then we checked the weather. It was 85 degrees. […]
For weeks, Harvey enjoyed the beach, but never went in the water deep enough to swim. He had to be able to touch the bottom with all four paws. A couple of days ago, seemingly out of nowhere, he mustered up the courage the start body slamming waves and go full-on swimming. Now he can’t […]
I was chatting with my good friend Julie last night for the first time since we moved. I was trying to fill her in on everything we had encountered on our adventure so far and she asked “so has there been anything that’s been truly a ‘WTF’ moment?” Meaning of course anything we’ve come across […]
Throw back to a windy night at the Avellanas house! Let’s just say, there wasn’t very restful sleep happening there. Oh the stories we’ll tell about that place for years to come…
On the one hand it feels a little strange and insecure. On the other hand, it’s pretty cool there are still places in the world where people feel safe enough with a few wooden posts and a few strands of barbed wire. It’s all about perspective.
It’s March 23. We are moving April 1. And I am sitting on a mattress in our empty living room watching Hitch. I have a list a mile long to complete in the next 9 days, and I am watching a romantic comedy I’ve seen already at least ten times (if not more). For some […]