I've been wanting to post for the last couple of weeks or so, but honestly, I didn't know what I wanted to say. There were so many things going through my mind. I couldn't get them organized. I think part of it was just shock and awe, with grief thrown in. With the rapid spread… Continue reading Part-Time Expats on Lockdown
I meet the most interesting people during my morning walks on the beach. As I'm looking for and collecting sea glass, I often strike up conversations with people who are walking the beach, too. Some of them are local Costa Ricans, some are tourists, and some are expats, either full-time or part-time. Yesterday, I… Continue reading It’s Not Too Late
We are back in Costa Rica after spending the holidays and the month of January in the U. S. It was so great to spend time with our children and grandchildren, and to see friends and other family members! The holidays were so much fun with the five grandkids. We remarked so many times to… Continue reading We’re Back!
I just love the Friday morning Farmers' Market - known in Costa Rica as "The Feria." All over the country, these markets are held in communities large and small. Farmers and vendors from the surrounding areas bring in their produce, baked goods, special products, and anything else they want to sell, set up their wares,… Continue reading Friday Feria – Farmers’ Market Fun
Sometimes I am engrossed in something interesting, and I discover something else equally fascinating that just appears in my experience. That is what happened as I began searching for sea glass recently (see my previous post). As I searched the beach for sea glass, I began to notice small pieces of tile washed up on… Continue reading Sea Tiles and Wondering
I am amazed at what washes ashore every day on the Jaco beach here in Costa Rica. Of course, rocks lead the pack, but I've also become intrigued with the sea glass and sea tiles that find their way to our backyard beach. A friend of ours here introduced me to sea glass - and… Continue reading Sea Glass and Sea Tiles – New Backyard Friends
We had the most enjoyable surprise this week! Twenty-five years ago, when we lived in Costa Rica full time (eleven years), and our children were young, a delightful family from Korea moved into the house next to ours in San Jose. The couple did not speak English, but through all of our various levels of… Continue reading Expat to Expat – Friendships Endure
I’ve shared in previous blogs about the energy and spirit of Jaco, Costa Rica. Today, I’d like to share about a group of people in the community who are intent on helping people, serving the community, and honoring their Creator in the process. We became acquainted with Horizon Church several years ago when we began… Continue reading People Helping People
One of the things we like about Costa Rica is the vibe – the energy, the Pura Vida approach to life. (Pura Vida is a Costa Rican term that means everything from “hello” to “all is well” to “life is good.”). When I am here, my mind slows down a bit, my perspective becomes a… Continue reading A Special Energy . . .
People often ask my wife and me, "Why do you want to live part-time in Costa Rica?" We usually share several reasons that have prompted us to make the decision. But, today if someone asks me, I will say, "This is why!" And I'll show them these two photos. The photo on the left is… Continue reading This Is Why!