Monthly Archives: May 2011

What Makes a Home? or, can I really learn Spanish in my 50s?

My husband and I just took a trip to Costa Rica. Aside from being a VERY much-needed vacation, we were traveling with an eye to potential retirement a few more years down the road. There is nothing like getting your … Continue reading

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My trip to the Vet – by Grrrkitty

I am stealing Mom’s blog again to talk about my trip to the vet today. It’s way too much for tweeting!! I went because I hurt my left rear leg back in April, and I have been limping ever since. … Continue reading

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Full Moon Over Costa Rica

May 16 It’s nearly over. Tomorrow we fly home. But today…well, today we are still in CR, and it was a gorgeous day. Sunny with a wonderful breeze. Normal breakfast at the hotel, and fun conversation with another couple that … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand, Shopping – In other words, Heaven

Our lunch companion May 15 Low key today. Woke up around 7:30, had breakfast, strolled around to see what was open & checked out the various stores. It never ceases to amaze me that two stores will have the same … Continue reading

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Sunset over the Pacific

May 14 It’s been a long time since I watched the sun set as I waded in the surf.The ocean is warm here at Tamarindo, and the sand is brown and black. It made lovely patterns in the ebbing tide. … Continue reading

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Our Last day in San Jose – Shopping, an earthquake, and more

May 13 Today started out as pretty mundane, but did not stay that way! As planned, after breakfast we went out to do some shopping. I bought two t-shirts, or camisetas as they are called in Spanish. I also finally … Continue reading

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The Coffee Tour

May 12 Today we had a tour at Cafe Britt. I have to correct what I said yesterday, it is NOT a working plantation, it is a roasting company. They buy from small estates all over Costa Rica, but only … Continue reading

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You need socks? They’ve got ’em…

May 11 Along with other clothes, DVDs, toys, whistles, and much, much more. This guy was just starting to set up on Central Avenue when we walked by. There is like a changing of the guard around 7:30 pm – … Continue reading

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From the Irazu Volcano to the Orosi Valley

Tuesday, May 10 Today we went east. We were in a tour van with 2 other couples, our driver Emilio, and our guide Max. The first exciting thing happened even before we left town: a train merged into traffic on … Continue reading

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Walking Around in Downtown San Jose

Monday, May 9 We walked a lot today. There are several outdoor pedestrian malls, and we slathered on sunscreen and walked a bunch of them. We also went to the Central Market, which was wonderful and amazing and had foods … Continue reading

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