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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Busy Day

Up at ten to five this morning, not an unusual time for us. I thought I could see sheet lightning in the sky but Lance thought it was the airport beacon rotating. I think he is right because the "lightning" was so regular.

Today's weather was reversed from the usual - rain this morning and then sun this afternoon.

Thursday is exercise day and off I went at 8:00 a.m. with my two exercise companions to climb Mount Vista Atenas (at least, it feels like that) to where the classes are held. We allow half an hour to get there but I think the climb may becoming a wee bit easier.

No pool exercises today because it felt cool but we practiced breathing (that is really hard, most humans are shallow breathers), balance exercises, stretching and so on. At the end of the hour and a half, I know I felt like I had had a good workout.

Then my Canuck friend Diane picked me up and off we went to Vivero Central La Garita, a very large garden shop. I bought a selection of herb plants and almost bought some more orchids but have decided to wait until an orchid show where I can buy named varieties.

Next stop: Pequiño Mundo in Alajuela. I love this store. You never know what you will find there and I got a whole bunch of stuff on my list for a total of $50 CAD. The only items that have to be returned are two pairs of exercise/swim shorts - I should have tried them on.

Lunch: very important. We went to Princesa Marina in Alajuela. Sorry, I cannot find a website for them but here is the address: Costado Norte de la Iglesia, Bo. San Jose, Alajuela. I like this place a lot - they specialize in seafood. I ordered fettuccine with shrimp in a white sauce - very good and they don't skimp on the shrimp or the serving size - enough for take-away. Diane opted for a chicken Caesar salad with shrimp and it was very generous (super ensalada), with all kinds of fresh vegetables in it. Two mora con aqua drinks rounded out the meal.

A perfect day in a great country.


Jamie said...

Hi Diana -

Just a quick note to introduce myself and to let you know that I am enjoying your blog! My boyfriend and I (and our kitty Bentley) just moved to Costa Rica from the San Francisco Bay Area. I believe you spent a few days there almost a year ago. And a Happy One Year Anniversary to your move to Costa Rica (almost!)

I hope to finish all your posts in the next few days, so thanks again for keeping up the blog and for sharing your adventures. I am eager to read of how the year unfolded for you.

Here is the address of my blog: I am sure it will bring back memories for you.

Looking forward to our new life getting better and better!

Best wishes always -


Diana said...

Jamie - so nice to meet you and welcome to Costa Rica! San Francisco is one of our favorite cities. Thanks for the anniversary wishes - hard to believe the it's been a year already.

Thanks too for reading my blog. I've started reading yours - it's so much fun to find out how other people handled their move, what they think of Costa Rica, and so on.

Our Genny sends your Bentley kitty greetings.

Enjoy your new, exciting life.

Cheers! Diana

Anonymous said...

Seems as though cat owners like moving to C.R.!

Diana said...

Just proves that cat owners are very smart!!!