the one where I share one of my BFF’s travels….

I just have to share this email that I got this morning! Although I love my life….just a teeny bit of me wants to be here and have this vacation…..just for one teeny little week!

Costa Rican Short Story ~ Pura Vida Baby!!
Well so much has happened in the few short weeks that I have been here that I could write a novel…but alas time only permits snippets of my adventures thus far. So, let’s start with a summary of the last few days…wowsy!
Sunday morning…with the sunrise comes the sounds of the wildlife, numerous types of birds, geckos and of course howler monkeys…and yes they howl!! There is no going back to sleep and in the last couple weeks Linda and I have gotten into a little routine that who ever is up first has to put on the coffee. Luckily for me, Linda is an incredible cook ~ she cooks for me and I am the chief dishwasher!! Oh yeah, Sunday…after fresh fruit we set off for and hour and a half hike around the area. After walking up Playa Brasilito we stopped and ate our wonderfully packed lunch, compliments of Linda of course!! That evening we went to a local Fiesta full of Costa Rican bull-riding cowboys and the prancing horses with lasso-riders…as Linda put it, “This a gong show!”
Monday…I think Linda is up first, and I wake up to the smell of fresh ground Costa Rican coffee and after a healthy bowl of oatmeal and fruit we are off to the gym. We have been very diligent going every other day to keep our muscles intact and it is only three minutes away from our casa at Villa Ferlito. The afternoon consisted of another stroll along the beach…perhaps there were five other people on the beach that day. There are sooo many beaches close to our place that I am losing track of them, more importantly, they are clean, they are sandy, they are secluded and they are Pura Vida! Dinner that evening was at a beautiful restaurant on the beach, the special that night was ‘whole grilled red snapper!!’ Amanda, it beats the Star Chef tenfold and that was excellent food!!
Tuesday…up at the crack of dawn and gone Deep Sea fishing, which was a first for me!! We spent all day on the ocean with turtles, dolphins, and manta rays, and I reeled my first fish in ever!! After a full day on the ocean we went to friends for grilled Tuna steaks and fine red wine, gosh, what else is possible!!
Today…Wednesday was much of the same…a little swim in the ocean…fitted with our scuba gear, another walk on the beach to an incredible restaurant to watch the sunset. Needless to say, it is going to be really hard to leave this place!!
Gotta get some sleep now because I am going diving tomorrow!!
Muchos besos y muchas sunrises from Costa Rica Baby!!
Love and hugs,


  1. says

    The continuation of my Costa Rican Short Story would be about "Ending the Surface Interval," as I have not gone diving since Feb. 2008 and that was off Koh Toa in Thailand. The day started with getting up at the crack of dawn and going diving. We did our first dive around the Catalina Islands which are about a 35 minute boat ride from the shore. We had massive Manta Rays swimming around us. After, we…Linda and myself, Claudia & Roberta from Roma, Italy, Russell from Kentucky, Harold the Master Diver from Frankfurt and Dennis the Tico boat captain had a little snack on the boat and then completed our second dive around the Sombaro Rocks. You never know where life will take you and our second dive was so incredibly amazing that I had to force myself to breathe. I couldn't see them but I heard them…the whales singing…words cannot really describe the feeling…it was just surreal…I wanted to cry but I couldn't…what an experience!

    Love and hugs,


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