Friday was one of “those” days in Costa Rica.
It started great, had a couple slumps, but ended up great.
Maricela, our housekeeper, showed up to fix us breakfast. She had the dough for tortillas made up along with the rice and beans. Velma pounded out the dough while Maricela scrambled up some eggs and we chowed down.
We had planned to make a run to visit Bruce and Frances at their house – Lighthouse Animal Rescue. But they were at the vet because one of their senior pets was near death. Frances explained that we should come anyway because she was taking the pet home to die quietly.
We’re glad we visited. What a magnificent view. We have been to their house many times (it was the first place we stayed on our very first visit to Costa Rica’s Central Valley. They have a view of the Nicoya Penisula, but we have never seen it so clear! I’ve often said they have a million dollar view and this only reinforced it. Bruce pointed out the Tarcoles River and the Port of Caldera that is on our tour when we have visitors.
Then another slump.
Nancy had a “spell.” She got light-headed. So we headed to see Doctora Candy. After diagnosing that Nancy’s stiff neck might be causing the Vertigo, she gave her a shot of dramamine-like stuff and a scrip for some pills.
The shot put her to sleep, so Velma and Joanne had to cancel their massages.
We headed home for Nancy to sleep it off and Maricela showed up to invite us to her house about six to participate in the lighting of their christmas lights!!!
As we walked up, the kids were standing there ready and waiting. They broke out singing Jingle Bells and the lights lighted. We cheered and applauded and serenaded them with the English version of Jingle Bells.
Lots of laughs.
Started out strong, a couple slumps, ended strong. Just another day in Costa Rica.
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