What a way to start the New Year!!!

HeronI have been reporting on the rainy weather we have been having and we fully expected for it to continue on New Years Eve and New Years day.  Instead it started clearing up on New Years Eve and New Years Day was absolutely perfect!!! 

We had planned to go to a party to bring in the New Year but I opted out at the last minute because Kaya and Wiley began acting pretty nervous about all the fireworks.  Also, we had a visit by a couple of dogs who somehow got through our double fence and plopped themselves down on our deck like they owned the place.  When we opened the door to the kitchen and walked out there they were to greet us.  We had heard Kaya and Wiley barking for a short time but figured that they were just talking to people walking down the road.  Wiley, who can be very dog aggressive, acted like he wasn’t even noticing these two dogs.  They were absolutely the most docile dogs I have ever seen.  Clearly they were someone’s pet as they were well fed and very comfortable with humans.  Wherever we would sit, they would both come and sit right next to us.  Tom went on to the party Visiting black labswith Sarah and Rene and I stayed home and watched all the dogs.  The visitors stayed all night on the deck and then left in the morning.  I looked for them on the road and down on the beach but couldn’t see them.  So I am sure they found their way back home.  They really were just wonderful dogs.

Tom said the party was great fun and I will definitely plan on going next year.  There were a bunch of musicians there and so people were playing guitars and drums and the women were dancing.  The party started at 9:00 so that people would still be up at midnight Smile   As soon as the clock struck twelve everyone started heading home. 

Yesterday, New Years Day, I noticed that cars were streaming in on the road from Limon.  It was amazing.  Since it was such a The bearded dudebeautiful day the beaches were full and the town was rocking!!  Tom and I went into town to have lunch and people watch and it was great fun.  We ate at a restaurant called Café Ivon that was quite good and a perfect place to watch people come and go.  There were people from all over the world as well as from all over Costa Rica.  Cute babiesAcross from us was a couple who have a business braiding hair.  They didn’t have any business while we were there so their very cute kids were having a great time playing in the sand and just hanging out.  When we were done, we wandered over to the wonderful ice cream shop in town (honestly out of this world!!) and then headed back home to sit out in the living room and finish enjoying the day.  Sarah and Rene stopped by after spending the day on Playa Chiquita so we have a few beers and did a lot of chatting and laughing.  I honestly could not have started the New Year any better.  Pura Vida!!!!

Pictures from the day:

Boats on the beachBoats on the beach

HorsesHorses on the road

People on the beachPeople on the beach

Kids playing and sailboatKids playing

SightseeingVisitors

Ice CreamIce Cream Shop

VW busOf course – the required VW bus!!

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