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Feb 27, 2012 - Birthday Boy!

Today is my birthday! And I am going to have a good time. Its true. I am now 50. Or as some will say half a 100. We had my big party last week before my friends left, it was great and thanks to all! Its great to be in out new pad at the Tico Lodge , the tree top suit. It has a great view and nice breeze. We have the fridge stocked and enjoyed the stars from our large private deck. We are here as the Belvedere made us a sweet deal to move out for some large group coming in. Have a look at the pics and thank you to the Belvedere Hotel. All...

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Feb 25, 2012 - Sun & Surf In Samara.

Just bumming around town in the sun. Got a bit of a rash from my shorts after all the biking and surfing two days ago so I am just taking it easy and letting the rash go away. Tonight is the last night at the Belvedere then we will be moving over to the Tico Adventure Lodge for 3 days. Had some large bugs on the walk way last night, did some swimming in the pool last night under the stars and palm trees. Tomorrow Verina's sister is coming to visit her and the two of them are off to Nicaragua for a few days so we will not see her again. So...

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Feb 24, 2012 - Biking , Surfing & Dinners.

Yesterday was a pretty full day as I took Verina´s pink bike to the shop to get a bolt tightened. I did not think it was a big deal but almost every girl had to comment on why I had a pink girls bike. LOL Real chick magnet. John am I rode all over the town and to the small town to the North and then down the beach to the small community to the South. Rox and me met with some friends from town and went to the beach to do some surfing swimming and boogie boarding. It was great and my friends first time up on a surf board. LOL He got up on the...

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Feb 22, 2012 - Sunsets & Tarantulas.

Hey we liked the sunset in Carrillo so much we did it again with our friend John ( Jay Leno) LOL I think John looks like Jay Leno he and his wife are from Terrace B.C. Had a nice pizza and then headed across the street to watch the sun fall on the water. Its kinda crazy, but we have seen four tarantulas in the last two days! Two big one and 2 small ones. One big one was discovered by Rox as she was heading up the tail to our room. LOL Brad come here quick. I headed over and we got a pic. The rule is do not touch the spider it has hairs on...

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Feb 20, 2012 - Good By To Erling!

Today is going to be 36 in the shade. This morning we said good by to Erling after a nice breakfast. He is rushing home to catch some rain and yummy 3 degree weather! LOL He has been down in the sun a long time already! Yesterday Rox and me got a ride to a small town next door called Playa Buena Vista. It was a nice little trip and we got to see the Flying Crocodile Hotel on the way. I have always wanted to see this place as it has a bunch of small cabins that are built really funky. It did not let me down. Zac picked us up in his 4 by 4...

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Feb 19, 2012 - Good By To Les & Joanne!

Yes its true, Les and Joanne left this morning. We all got up to see them off after breakfast. They got a good deal on a mini van with 6 other people so it just cost them 20 bucks each instead of 45 each or a cab for 120 bucks U.S. Sad to see them go I know we will miss seeing and chatting to them across the deck every day. Rox and me may go on a small trip to the town to the North of us called (Benavista) its about 20 min by cab. Valina whom works at our hotel knows some friends there so she will kinda be our guide around the area. Today I...

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Feb 18, 2012 - Birthday Party!

Hey, hey, what a party. Thanks to Erling and Rox for doing the foot work and making my 50th Birthday party a great day to remember. I had a 3 guys playing guitar and singing happy birthday in Spanish and English. We had a yummy homemade chocolate coffee cake for desert fresh strawberry margs and I had a large lobster for dinner with potatoes and garlic butter! In attendance was , Danielle and her daughter Mary Angel , Les and Joanne ,Erling and Rox. I was showered with some nice gifts and I gave a little speech at the end of dinner about...

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Feb 17, 2012 - Party With Live Salsa Band!

Wow! What a night. We had dinner at the Sol Y Mar Rest and listened to a live salsa band called ºAzul Planta! Food was great with banana flamont for desert. The band was so much more than I had expected. They danced and played super high energy latina music. The smiles where out on everyone! They had a trumpet player that just screamed, best I have ever heard, and a great sax player that played like he was part of the rhythm section. All the stand up Ricky Ricardo type drums were playing and it was festive. They never stop playing all...

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Feb 16, 2012 - Sun, beach and Tico Dinners.

Yesterday we tripped around in the sun and made reservations for dinner and to listen to a group of 7 playing music tonight. Got a great sunset with our bud Erling as we walked barefoot up the beach to a little Tico rest called La Perla. Had a huge fish dinner and when we ordered beer they just go next door to the store and buy you one. LOL For three giant fish dinners 2 fruit smoothies 1 beer the bill was 21 bucks can. Not bad. On the way home we strolled into a funky rest with a large BBQ right on the water build around a large banyan...

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Feb 15, 2012 - Dinner Dancing and Music.

Had the usual breakfast meeting with the gang then we all broke up and went down town. Rox picked out herself a local made necklace for a Valentines present and I got my self a beer can cover. Erling is off on a local adventure and I will be doing a beach day. Its getting hotter everyday. That means 38 plus in the shade. Last night we went out for dinner at the Hotel Rancho de la Playa and it was decorated for Valentines and there was live music as well. Les , Joanne , Erling , Rox and me had a great time and the food was good.

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Feb 14, 2012 - Happy Valetines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to Rox! Got up had some breakfast with Erling. Got a nice card from Rox and I got her a small gift too. It was a warm night last night as it was smoking hot yesterday. Today is going to be hotter! Ya baby! We had a nice dinner on the water at sunset. Today the power was out on our side of the hotel so *ice* the power comp. here is fixing it today. Looking forward to a big music performance at the Sol De Mar Hotel on the 16 of Feb.

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Feb 13, 2012 - Snakes and bikes.

Today was the day I finally saw a snake. It was about 3.5 to 4 feet long. I was walking down the road in front of the store not looking at the ground dealing with a piece of paper I had in my hand when, bang, there he was almost under my feet. Man did I jump. LOL Got the attention of some locals on a motorcycle that stopped to have a look as well. Then some more tourist passing by stopped to check out the snake as well. Turned out to be the non poisonous type. More like a Giant long Gardner snake. Had the same yellow strip but a lime green...

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