My husband, Tom, and I are originally from the west – Colorado for him and Colorado by way of Wyoming for me. In February of 2009, Tom, and I decided that we were going to move to Costa Rica permanently. We visited Costa Rica regularly since 1999 and fell in love with the country – particularly the birds and the monkeys and sloths. In May, 2009 we traveled to Puerto Viejo and bought our dream house – two bedrooms and two baths with an outdoor living room. We went back in February, 2010 for two weeks and stayed at the house and knew we had made the right choice. On August 13, 2010, we arrived in Puerto Viejo to live permanently in our new home. We have a three minute walk to the beach and a ten minute walk to town. Toucans and hawks and other birds greeted us every morning and evening and we see the neighborhood sloth nearly every day. Our dogs, siberian huskies named Kaya and Wiley, moved with us. In April, 2011, we acquired another dog that we named Sofi who had been abandoned at only six weeks old. We found her in a ditch and brought her home. So now, the five of us are living our dream and have absolutely no regrets. It is a good life………….