Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The bohemian's last weekend out in the small village of Llano Verde, Costa Rica... She and her hubby stayed with the family who live in this small house there... Things to do there: watch the pot of beans cook on the fire... pick oranges off the tree (yes, they're ripe and sweet!)... fix the flat tire... stop and smell the flowers... laugh at the calf antics and go to sleep to the sound of cows mooing and chickens crowing... lay around and rest... help with English homework... ride horseback... help catch the chicken for supper... go to church... pet the "fern grass" (that's what the bohemian calls this grass, which cringes and folds up when you stroke it)... watch the cows go past on their way to the pasture... listen to children say Bible verses and sing songs... say farewells to the family we stayed with... (The bohemian's youngest daughter actually stayed all week in this village to be immersed in Spanish and help their son with his English. The parents are to the left, the 3 girls beside the bohemian belong to her missionary friends. That's her honey beside her and the son studying English, beside him. The other young man is a friend who is always visiting there.) And so the bohemian's visit to Bohemia of the south comes to an end. She says farewell to the warmth and beauty of Costa Rica and prepares herself for the winter weather hitting the Pacific Northwest right now. She wishes all of you a very warm and toasty Thanksgiving celebration. Have a gratitude Fling...make your list of all you have to be thankful for. Don't forget to list playfulness, then go out and play! Pumpkin-pie-with-whipped-cream wishes to you all...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
the Volcano Arenal in Costa Rica During her stay in Costa Rica, the bohemian got a chance to go on an adventure to Corn Island, Nicaragua. She traveled with her hubby, their missionary friends, and 2 very close friends... They traveled by car, bus, water taxi, car taxi, and finally, this cargo ship... a two days travel experience! Picture the bus ride from the movie "Romancing The Stone"... That's a story in itself. Highlight experiences: coconut buns... island beauty... beach time... palm trees and teal waters... warm tropical water... Mama Lola's... fresh papaya... fresh lobster... Hard to go from tropical bliss straight to Christmas at home... But she's so ready to celebrate the Christmas season. So away with the shorts and flip flops, and out with sweaters and socks. Winter love and cozy blanket hugs to all... For more of the bohemian's Costa Rican adventures... visit her travel blog.