What better way to celebrate your birthday than chasing balls on a beautiful beach, if you’re a dog that is. Maya celebrated her 7th birthday at Playa Langosta on May 24, chasing balls, dodging waves and giving random people kisses. We’re pretty sure she loves it here!
Our balcony comes with an amazing view. Almost every single day we have a full-on howler monkey show right outside our bedroom. Many days they are so close we could almost touch them! This time of year there is a ton of babies too so it’s really incredible to watch.
Since our arrival in Tamarindo on Saturday we have been most graciously driven around by one of our landlords, Mark Brown, to purchase a wide range of necessities – with five huge suitcases we still managed to leave a few things behind. In the last two days we have managed to pick up housewares, a desk and a printer, some groceries and a sweet bike for me and a tick collar and dog food for Maya at a local veterinary clinic. And today we both got SIM cards for our iPhones and Costa Rican phone numbers.
I think that after Jeff’s desk and two office chairs arrive from San Jose tomorrow, picked up by Joost, our other landlord from Hidden Coast Realty. We can comfortably say that pretty much all of our needs have been met in the first four days!! Without the assistance of Mark & Joost, and having no vehicle to help us get around, this process could have easily taken weeks. We are extremely grateful for both Mark and Joost’s help.
The only thing left on our list now is a bike for Jeff, I think he is jealous of all of the fun that I am having on mine 😜!!
April was a trying month of wrapping up loose ends; Maya’s four vet appointments, three doctors appointments for both Jeff and I, Jeff’s launch of his brand new website www.otherorange.com and a year end in April for the company that I work for, Gateway Tubulars Ltd.
This past month has also, more importantly, been full of calls and visits over home-cooked meals and dinners out with our amazing family and friends.