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Date: November 4th, 2008
Today is a special day in our neighboring country to the north (the USA). Today is election day and thank goodness for that! I won’t get into a political discussion here, but I will confess, that I have wasted SOOO many hours of precious time watching news programs on Obama vs. McCain. Liberal media vs. “no spin zones”. Elite media vs. silly interviews with silly people trashing each other. Enough is enough! Thank goodness hopefully this whole thing will be over soon and we can get back to our real lives!
Well, part of the reason that I moved to CR in 2001 was to escape the crazy media, trashy politics and over hyping of disasters and tragedies in the US media. So, I really shot myself in the foot getting so wrapped up in this ‘08 election.
Onward and upward, I was given a wake up call about two weeks ago on my way home from work one day in Jaco Beach en route to my home in Playa Hermosa. It was a typical October day, rainy and sunny simultaneously. For those of you who have been here, you know that the drive between Jaco and Hermosa is a spectacular one, with a blue ocean vista the entire route to the west, and fantastic jungle year round greenery to the east. Needless to say, when rainbows fall, they can quite often be spectacular. This day was no exception.
I believe that on this particular day I had been to the electric company, and I probably was not in the best of spirits. All I can clearly recall now is that all of my stress was washed away with the realization that I was driving right through the END of a beautiful rainbow! It was surreal. However, my delight only multiplied when I saw the end of another rainbow within feet of my car on the ocean. Whipping around the bends in the road we found another rainbow, but this one had concentric rainbows, three in total whose ends were also in my driving path. Well, at the risk of dampening the explanation of this majestic site, versus boring you with my sun-shiney blab, I will only say that I litterally lost count of the rainbows that JJ and I drove through that day.
All along the road, cars were stopped and marveling at nature’s visual gift. And this is one of the many pleasures of living on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Where we are blessed with healthy and affordable coastal living in one of the most beautiful and diverse places on Earth. Costa Rica is not for everyone, true. But if you do fall in love with this place, !tengan cuidado! (Watch out!) Because you may fall very hard.