Where we live

-Sorry about the drought, folks. Now we’re blogging. We wake up every morning with the birds, many of them. Becoming more knowledgeable everyday about which bird is making which sound, we have impressed our recently visiting friends with our new ability to...

It’s a Dog’s World

We’ve met two of our neighbors through dog fights- unorganized ones. The first time I was taking the garbage out to the street when I heard our neighbors start up their four-wheeler. Having already been reprimanded for our dogs, Cody and Drake, being tire-biters, I...

When a dream becomes reality…..

The transition from backpacker with no responsibilities to bungalow lodge proprietor has been nothing short of surreal. Wake up every morning at 6:30 to the loud sounds of the jungle (we probably couldn’t sleep in if we wanted to) and get to work. Put on a pot of...

Russ to the rescue

View our picture album » We hoped, as we exited baggage claim in San Jose with a few hundred pounds of luggage, that someone would be waiting for us with a sign bearing our names ready to take us on a car search. No such luck. We piled our stuff against a pillar...

Loose Ends

The last two weeks have been a buzz of excitement as we try to get as much as possible done before heading to Costa Rica next Thursday. We finished our business plan, revised it a few times, opened a joint bank account, purchased a domain name and some hosting space...

Back in Business

We apologize to our faithful blog viewers for the long pause and warn you, this is a long one! Brendan and I have been back in the States more or less since we returned from Mexico in late July. Much has changed since then! In regards to Los Adobes, the Puerto...

Los Adobes

Mazunte is a small layed-back town on the Pacific coast. The water is blue-green and clear as can be. One can easily forget what year it is by the amount of hippies floating around. A typical night in mazunte consists of sitting under an umbrella, toes in the sand...

Mexico!

At last we are in Mexico! In Tulum we got our first glimpse of the Yucatan’s Caribbean coast and we were blown away. The sand is whiter and the water brighter blue than we have seen. Our Experience here, however, was quite bitter sweet. The long strip of...

Road Trip

View of farm in the Azuero. Church in Chitre Rush hour in the Azuero. The taxi to Isla Caña The hired car watchman in Laguira, the launch town for Isla Grande The view from Isla Grande Portobello locals Portobello The fort and customs house of Portobello. We spent the...

40 Years Later

We experienced some annoying set backs over these last couple of weeks because Brendan and I both suffered bouts of illness. So we have spent way too much time laying around and not nearly enough time exploring. However, by some miracle if you ask me, Brendan´s dad...