This is a journal of my journey from the begining, "What made you choose Costa Rica?" (the question I hear the most) to now, "Living in Costa Rica, and loving it". I started this so I would remember the process I went through making this decision, and now I write to help others decide and to keep family and friends up to date on what living here is like for me. I encourage your questions and comments. Now, as of 2010, I no longer live in CR, but visit, and will post adventures.