Monday, September 11, 2006

Now the trip to Costa Rica seems like it may happen!

Looks like I will be going this trip alone, but that may be best any way. I can go where I need to go, without having to include someone else's opinion. Since my friend decided this was some place she could not see to go, I have been working extra hard to figure out where I was going to go and where to stay. I have had some very good input from the Yahoo Group, Costa Rica Living (CRL). I am amazed at the helpfulness that so many have been in my search. I am going to stay between San Ramon to the west of San Jose, to the south east, a town call Orosi. I think this will give me a wide enough variety of places to make a choice for my starting point, at least. I will choose a town, and hope to be able to move there shortly after my trip. I will rent and if the town does not meet my needs, I will move to another. It will be much easier early on, before I get too much stuff, making it more difficult to move to a different place. I am looking at several options for my overnight stays. The B&B's seem like my best bet, and the owners are so helpful. There may be a possibility that I will able to house site for a couple while they are on vacation. That would be my best option, and then I have more funds to hire a private driver to see the towns I would like to see. So....for now, I will hold off making reservations until I find a definite invitation to house site, or not. Having 2 weeks to look around, and get a feel of the area will be such a trill for me. I feel my research has given me such a great head start. I remember going to Italy for 3 years in the mid 70's, with no idea what to expect or what we would face for housing, shopping, or day care for my pre-schooler. I felt through each incident, one at a time, enjoyed my stay, and was sad to leave when our tour was over. In some ways, it truly was an adventure, but my trip to CR, will be the high light of this year for me. Well, one of the high lights, along with my new grand daughter born Aug. 21, and the family reunion I had with my siblings in Montana, June 2006. This trip will give me the true adventure I desire in my life at this point. Retiring last year was not suppose to be a huge change in my life, but ended up being that when I decided to open my own business instead of accepting a job with a contractor at my old job. I don't have any regrets, just think it is time to find a new way to live and enjoy my life. Things will go much faster now, as the date is only 2 months away and I will be in CR. Can't wait......


marina said...


I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for sometime now. I love how your posts truly connect to your readership. I’m interested to have an interactive/link-up/post with you. I’ve written a novel that is fully centered around Tamarindo, Costa Rica and am preparing to do a virtual blog tour. I would love an opportunity to participate on your blog.

However, my book ‘Turtle Feet, Surfer’s Beat’ is only a small part of what I’m trying to build. The book itself revolves around a typical suburban teen girl, Penelope, from the States that is forced to go to Costa Rica with her parents for her father’s job assignment. Involuntarily, her parents sign up Penelope and her little brother to spend two weeks at the Leatherback turtle biological station (for ‘their own good’) at Playa Grande. Penelope, obviously isn’t pleased but forgives the horrid accommodations and the never ending bug brigade as she sees the turtle and instantly pledges to do all she can to help it from extinction. But hang ten, dudes! Penelope is about to get help. One lonely night, as she’s patrolling the beach for turtle poachers she stumbles and falls directly into the arms of the Costa Rican surf champ. Together they dive into the world of surfing and marine preservation.

These days, we are constantly facing global problems that seem to be getting worse and worse daily. Living in Costa Rica, I’ve been inspired to take action. I started by writing this book and am now developing a community of teens, surfers, artists, scientist, and everyone else who is interested in working together to have fun while helping out.

I would love to join forces with you and your readers in a fun, interactive way. I will gladly write a post about your blog (and whatever you will like to plug:), plus a link with your blog to my website and blog in return for a small interview and a mention about the book.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks so much,

Mae said...

Thanks Marina! I would be glad to exchange blog comments, etc. I am glad you sent me a comment. I have been so busy that I have not had time for my blog for some time. I am going to update it, and will be writing to it more often now. Hope you enjoy my latest entry also. I put a video on it also. What neat things we can do with the technology now!