Saturday, October 20, 2012
Saturday October 20, 2012: Sunny and Absolutely Beautiful!!!
Today's weather is a perfect example of why we live on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Many of us who live here do so just because of weather like today! In the fall, the waves disappear and the water is flat, clear and sparkling. The conditions are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving and fishing.
Early this morning I took my dogs to the beach as I usually do. Sativa, the older one, swims frequently. The puppy, Santo is afraid of the waves and I can't get him to go in and swim. But he'll do anything for a stick. Today I actually had both dogs swimming in deep water, chasing the stick. It was so much fun I jumped in with my clothes on and swam along with them. We swam, we floated we chased the stick - it was wonderful!
Now on this lovely Saturday morning, I am headed to the farmer's market where I'll buy fresh organic fruits and veggies, eggs from free range chickens, delicious raw milk and other goodies. There will also be a chocolate tasting for the start of the chocolate festival they are having this weekend. Coco is grown here, you know. And this weekend there is also a triathlon - swimming, running and biking.That will be fun to watch.
What a life! I am so happy and feel so fortunate to live here. And you can do it, too! Or at least you can come visit. With prices like mine, of $20.00 a night, you can manage. Cook your food in our nice big kitchen and save on meals. Walk to town and listen to live music for free. Walk to the beach any time. If you can get yourself to Florida and fly from there, you can find cheap airfare, too. How can you say no? What a fantastic way to take a break and escape from the stress of life in North America.
Come on down, I'll be waiting!