First Bad Air BNB

Front Landscaping

My wife and I, and my mother and mother-in-law drove the four hours to the Pacific Ocean yesterday. We’re at Flamingo Beach. We are very disappointed in our condo. It’s on the third floor, which was not indicated on AirBNB. (My mother and mother-in-law could do without the stairs)

As far as beaches go, this one is crap. I guess I’m biased though, being used to Cayman beaches.

One path beach access.

It’s supposed to be a three bedroom, but one is a loft, with headknocker low ceilings and trip hazard floors. We’re not using it, and my mom and mother-in-law are sharing a room.

It’s not as horrible as I make it sound, here’s the view from the balcony. And a view of the condo.

Theres also a keypad door lock that so far, only my wife has been able to open. I’m afraid to go outside till after she wakes up.

And today we’re going to the beach somewhere else.

So much for the planned relaxing at the beach at the condo.

Very disappointed.

Travlin’ Tim In CR

Above: Travlin Tim at the La Paz park waterfalls

Welcome to the jungle, baby!

Costa Rican Mountain man, Travlin’ Tim.

Above is a pic of where my wife and I are staying on her parents property. My Mom is here, sleeping in the Big House.

This trip, everyone has been going to bed super early. Last night, I was in bed at 8PM, and I’m the one who stayed up latest!

Today, we’re heading to the beach on the Pacific ocean. I’m already wearing my swimsuit!

Have a great day!

Not Miskita Cays

Good read!

Long time ago, I read a book, Far Tortuga. It’s really good, but hard to understand the language. Yesterday, I saw some small islets that I was hoping were the Miskita Cays, mentioned a lot in the book.

Look at the size of our plane!

When I got to the internet, I found that they weren’t, Miskita Cay is further south. But I wasn’t able to find out what islands they were. I found them on Google Earth, but not the names. Looks like a place I’d like to visit, that and Miskita Cay. (As long as there isn’t too many Miskitas)

Any of you fishermen out there know which islands these are?

We got to the in-laws house Ok yesterday, and tomorrow my mom arrives! She’s gonna love Costa Rica!

Further Away Now

We’re further from Costa Rica now than before we started heading there! We’re in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

We stayed with a childhood friend of my wife who lives with her husband about an hours drive from Fort Lauderdale airport.

I’m on my phone, typing this, because I got the wifi code for my phone and not my tablet. I’m missing the keyboard, total necessity!

Nobody here is awake yet. It’s 6:03 AM. I’m dressed and ready to go (almost) waiting for coffee.

We leave for CR at 10, and get there at 11, thanks to time zones. Three hour flight in one hour!

Have a great day and weekend!

Cool Petsitters!

Today is my last day at work. Tomorrow vacation starts. Tomorrow wife and I head toraerd Costa Rica!

Housitters/Petsitters arrived yesterday afternoon. Chris and Debbie. Two thumbs up. We expected Sheba more likely to be a problem but Lenny seemed to have taken ownership of the house. Barking protectively (jealously) when Debbie or Chris petted Sheba or moved about the house.

I think these petsitters are going to be fine with the animals. Plus they’re cool people, I wouldn’t mind hanging out with them for a few days before we went to Costa Rica!

It dawned on me this morning, that as Sheba gets older, Lenny is going to step up more and more, taking care of and protecting her. They really bonded at first sight. Good thing.

Walking the dogs this morning, it was cloudless, as it gets lighter, it gets cloudier. I was hoping to ride the scooter today, but alas, it seems like it wasn’t meant to be. Oh well.

Have a great day!

Starting Now!

Today the housesitters//petsitters arrive. We are spending two days with then till we go to Costa Rica on Thursday.

The vacation routine starts now. Sure, I’ll be going to work today, and tomorrow, but the normal routine at the house will be different.

I had a crazy day yesterday, so much to get done a work before I go, so much to do around here before I go. I got home later than expected, exhausted and crabby. I wanted to work on the roof, get ready to paint, but I just smoked a cigar and looked at it.

From now on, I’m just going minute by minute, if I get something done, great, if I don’t, I don’t care.

Mentally, I’m flying low and level, I’ll perk up when I get on the plane for COSTA RICA!!!!

Monday Morning Shave

I dislike having whiskers. I usually don’t shave weekends, and all weekend, especially by Sunday night, the hair growth on my face and head makes them feel like they’re dirty. I suffer through it though, because shaving’s a pain, and because of the Monday Morning Shave! Tuesday through Friday, I scrape scrape scrape, getting that one day old stubble off. But Mondays, them long whiskers come off easy! And it’s the smoothest, best shave of the week!

So there’s one good thing about Mondays for ya!

Have a great week!

Weird Dog Friday

Sheba started barking this morning about 4 AM. Never knew what she was barking at. Heard a faraway noise once, but didn’t know what it was. They were pulling like hell the whole walk, they wanted to go semewhere and check something out. Behind a fence a dog was barking/howling like I’ve never heard before. Started as a bark, that turned into a howl and lasted till the dog ran out of breath. Wish I was carrying my voice recorder…

Thursday coming up, Wife and I head to Costa Rica! Looking forward to this trip. We spend Thursday night in Ft Lauderdale.

Today is a small going away party for my old part time boss, Malcolm. He was a good boss. Our new boss seems pretty good too. The party is at Pizza Hut. I like their salad bar, my favorite on the island. And good pizza too. Malcolm’s heading back to the UK on the British Airways redeye tonight.

Pizza! Yeay!

My alarm went off at 4:45 this morning for the first time. It’s mo bettah!

Have a great weekend!

4:45, Better than 5:00

This mornng, I woke up a little earlier than normal, 4:45. I took my phone to the bathroom and was already mostly shaved when the alarm went off. Plus, I got to hear the 5:00 AM news from the beginning! I’ve heard of this concept before, adjusting myself to meet conditions around me. What a great idea! I think I’ll reset my alarm!

ONE WEEK TILL COSTA RICA!

Have a great day!!!!!

Again No Internet

Our home internet is down since yesterday. Again. Again there are promises of a repair in hours, which probably will end up taking weeks.
I’m typing this on my word processor program so I can copy, paste, and publish when I get to a place with internet.
Funny how much we depend on the internet. My calorie counter program won’t work, can’t connect to its food database, and my activity tracker program can’t connect to my phone, which seems odd, because the WiFi is working, just without internet.. (How do you spell wifi? Wifi? WIFI?) Mobile devices seem useless and boring without internet.
I went to Cayman Brac yesterday for work. It was quite a long day, so it seemed. But it was good to be back on the Brac. below are some non-work related pics that I had the chance to take.

Travlin’ Tim at the Cayman Brac Airport
Brac Reef Resort from the air. (Where my wife worked when I met her)
Caribbean Country
My plane to the Brac, “The Saab”.

Havva happy hump day!