My friends got back from Costa Rica and brought me coffee from my Tia Cynthia. I can’t wait to try it.
I feel nostalgic about the coffee, my friends visiting the familiar house of my Aunt. I wonder if I’ll ever be there again? The last time I was there, I never dreamed it would be the last time I’d be there.
Greatest show on earth. Read the article HERE. In Iceland, a volcano has been going off for some time. From what I see on the news, it is a non-violent eruption and people have been able to walk right up to the lava flows, very close.
When I was in the Navy at Pearl Harbor (Oahu) The volcano going off on the Big Island would give us hazy skies and I always wanted to go see the lava. But on Hawaii, it was too explosive and violent, so I never did. (That and laziness and the expense, etc.) The active volcano in Costa Rica was hidden in a shroud of clouds, and although we were techically in a danger zone, couldn’t see a durn thing.
I’ve never seen the northern lights either, We looked for them in Canada, but nada.
So, for me, the pictures and the story from the article above are spectacular, and I’d love to see it, especially both at once!.
When we were at (and on) the Athabasca Glacier, there were photos that showed the glacier receding over the years. My brother in law in Drake Bay, Costa Rica, last night was telling my wife about his colleague/associate/acquaintance has been measuring the decline in the numbers of frogs and snakes in the rainforests. When I got certified to scuba dive in 1981, we’d see sharks on practically every other dive, often groups of sharks. Now, seeing a shark is rare, one in ten or more dives.
Glacial decline has been measured since the 1850’s, (according to an article on Wikipedia), so I’m not sure it’s all humans fault, but I think humans main power is destructive and we need to change. I remember a book I read years ago, “Mutant Message Down Under”, and ask, Which society is more advanced? One that lives in a place 10,000 years, and you can’t even tell they were ever there? Or a society that practically destroys it’s environment with pollution and war in 250 years?
I think the answer is obvious.
Today is my first day back at work since my vacation. blah. Why do I have to go work to get money to buy a fish for dinner when I could just go out and get the fish myself. Because I also have to pay for my house and the bills. The whole system of money has something inherently wrong with it.
Pretty sure that’s an original post title. I was going to name it “Friday”. Probably have a thousand posts named “Friday”
Supposed to be sunny today, but I can see over in town it’s cloudy and raining. I really want to take the scooter today, I have a Doctors appointment at 10 and a dentist appointment at 3, and I don’t want to have an issue parking.
Yesterday, I got up, did my normal routine, then was all ready and had about a half hour before it was time to go to work. Then I sat around till it was time to go, wondering what I’d forgotten. This morning I have the sensation of running late. It’s 6:36 and I still have to make my lunch and feed the dawgs.
Today is our last full day in Costa Rica. Tomorrow afternoon we fly. I was sad when I left Cayman to come here, and now I’m sad to be leaving here to go to Cayman. Its my wife’s fault, before I met her, I was tough as nails. Now I’m tough as snails.