Friends To Dinner

14 jan 2007 We lived in Key West 30 years and never had as many visitors as we've had here in one year! Hal's mom came to visit within two weeks of our being here. The Eymanns and the Adams came for a week last summer. Then the week just before Christmas, Don...

A Note From New Jersey

Remember Robert, Randi, Jacob and Willow? We had communicated online for several months till we practically felt like octuplets separated at birth… Robert has been gung-ho on Costa Rica for a long time – in fact, he’s put together a great website...

I Vant To Be Alone

When ticos on this side of the valley vant to be alone at night, they drive up here to my house, lean against their cars (parked where Mo is standing in the black shirt) and laugh and while away the hours enjoying the view. Often with music. And often, like last night...

Dining with the Bloggers

Last night we had our first get-together at the casita here on the finca. Tiny house, big fun! In Key West, we loved having friends to dinner. Just didn’t do it often enough. For the Costa Rica Inaugural Fiesta, we had two families: the Bortmans and the...

Friends From Afar!

The boys’ last day of school was Friday 6/23. The school year here goes from February 1 to around December 1. Their summer break is only about 3 weeks long, then back late July to finish their current grade. They take a long break December to end of January,...