Tropical Storm Maria stretched yesterday, like a cat, from the British Virgin Islands to Venezuela. Overnight, however, she gathered herself together, back into a ball, and actually strengthened and gained another 15 mph winds.
But she's... Read more
The good news - she isn't a hurricane. In fact, she has changed shape and likely won't become a hurricane. She has slowed, she has spread. So Tropical Storm Maria now stretches vertically across all of the Caribbean. She hasn't arrived here ... Read more
We're expecting a tropical storm - Maria - to pass directly over us later Saturday/Sunday. Shouldn't be too bad, just lots of rain and wind. Power will probably go out, so we have cold food and battery lights at the ready - as well as a contai... Read more
This is from a travel ezine I receive, and this week focuses on harvest festivals - this one sounds perfect for us!
Forgotten Vegetables In France
If there’s a season that kindles nostalgia, it’s fall, a perfect time for the annual ... Read more
DH and I usually go out for bkfst on weekends. And we have a usual place where we go, the kind of place where everyone knows your name and the staff know your order.
Today we went somewhere different. Because they have waffles, and I LOVE... Read more
I'm planning to retire at the end of the school year, so this was my LAST first day of classes. Well, I may have to be present for the first few days of next school year, to finish our contract (last day of each year's contract is Aug. 31 - end... Read more
Our school is working on updating our accreditation, and we have to submit some paperwork prior to a site visit in two weeks.
I'm the FORMER chair of the Accreditation committee - my former co-chair is now CHAIR and someone else is her seco... Read more
The scene: My 21 yr old niece is visiting us for a week, with her boyfriend.
Background: Women in my family tend to be bright but spacey - or maybe ditzy. Kind of like Lucille Ball - we tend to do and say things without thinking, so th... Read more
On our vacation, I exercised a TON - some days burning as many cals as I ate!
Then there were other days where we drove, and I walked about 2 miles total.
I also ate, because I like the food of different places, I like experimenting.
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I ordered a chicken burger for lunch, thinking it would be like all the other chicken sandwiches I've had in Costa Rica - grilled or pan-cooked chicken (a la plancha, or a la parilla) on toasted sliced bread, with tomato and lettuce - and I requ... Read more
LOTS of adventures - hiked around the top of an active volcano; hiked 2 hrs in the jungle; whitewater rafting on class 2 and 3 rapids, almost capsized, almost fell out, one lady fell out twice.
LOTS of fun!!!!!
Lots of photos, too!
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We are in the southern most peninsula on the Pacific side, very quiet little town, hot and dusty. Trying to decide what to do today, but things are closed because it is Guanecaste Day, a national holiday. We will go to the beach later. We had... Read more