While I love seeing all my family and friends in the U.S. I have to say it is always so wonderful to be able to come back home to Puerto Viejo. Today I woke up and sat on my new deck and watched a sloth eating breakfast in one of our trees.
I then headed to the Feria and met up with friends and bought several chocolate bars, some natural insect repellent and some vanilla made at the Botanical garden by my friends Peter and Ancel. I also found out that they got married yesterday which made a great day even better
After that I rode my bike down the road and said ‘hola’ to about 100 people who were also out enjoying the day. On the way back I stopped at the Puerto Pirata Deli – one of my favorite breakfast/lunch places in town owned by our neighbors Flora and Eric from Italy – and had a great mango and yogurt smoothie while watching the activity in and around the ocean. There were lots of dogs and people having a wonderful time playing in the ocean and walking on the beach. A group of little kids climbed onto a boat that was anchored just off the shore and were playing in it when they spotted something in the water that caught their interest. I don’t know what it was but there were squeals and hand clapping all around. There was also a man bicycling with his dog in the bicycle basket just having a good ole time.
Once back home, I watched Tom and Marvin (our carpenter) work on the almost finished new deck off of our bedroom. It is going to be the most wonderful place to sit and relax, especially in the morning while sipping a cup or two of coffee. Here is what it looks like now:
They have done amazing work in just a few weeks. And in about two or three days it will be completed.
I am just not sure life can get a whole lot better
Here are a few recent pictures from around the yard.