Daily Archives: August 31, 2010

Visit to the Vet and other adventures

Hummingbird on flower Today Kaya and Wiley got their first visit to the Veterinarian in Puerto Viejo.  We took them to her house in Playa Cocles and she gave them an examination and said they are in great shape!!!  We of course knew that but it was good to hear again.  She then gave them medication to ward off ticks, fleas, intestinal parasites and heartworm – talk about one stop shopping!!  Her price was incredibly fair – probably too much so.  We are just so glad to know that she is here and that we have someone to go to in case of an emergency.  She is from Spain and has been in PV for 15 years.  She said she sometimes thinks of going back to Barcelona but then, when she does go back for a visit, cannot wait to come back to Puerto Viejo.  I suspect that will be our experience as well.

Sailors at the bank Once we left her house, we headed back through town and I was amazed at all of the people and activity going on.  We realized that the sailors from the USS Iwo Jima were in town.  They have been in Limon for the last two weeks Downtownon a humanitarian mission to give medical and veterinary care to the people on the Caribbean coast and, since they are heading back out to sea tomorrow, have spent the last couple of days here letting loose.  There were literally hundreds of them in town – GREAT for the economy here.  It was fun to see them.  

Also today I got some great picture of butterflies and a hummingbird who was just sitting still on a flower waiting for the bugs to come to her so she could eat them.  I bet she sat there for twenty minutes – perfectly still.  I have never seen that before.  Butterfly on flower

And to top it all off, it was an absolutely gorgeous day here today.  It started out with a bit of rain in the morning but by about 10:30 the rain was gone and it was incredible.  Not too hot but sunny and beautiful.  Just another day in paradise 🙂

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