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It Won’t Always be Like This April 18, 2011

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from August 9, 2009 Journal Entry

Part of me knows it won’t always be like this. Waking whenever we please, pulling out a book to read until we’re finally ready to get out of bed. Flipping channels on an old, 25-inch Sankey TV using a big toe because we can’t find the remote – stumbling across our favorite programs at odd times, in different languages.

We won’t always have the luxury of playing three consecutive games of cribbage during happy hour, waiting for the sun to set, smirking to one another about the underage American girls four seats over, ordering shots (with a chaser!) for themselves and strangers.

No, it won’t always be like this. Preparing a cocktail in our trusty blue water bottle to bring to you down at the beach in between surf sessions. Running errands in town before finishing another book underneath the horrifically loud ceiling fan. Shopping for cheap bags of rice and eggs for that evening’s dinner. Tickling our psuedo pet cat between the ears, dodging piles of trash on the road outside our condo complex. Where later you will return, shower, dress into a different pair of shorts and plop back onto the ramshackle sofa declaring, “What a hard day of work.”

It won’t always be like this but maybe somewhere down the line, something else – equally wonderful will step in and take its place so I can write about it. Just as I’ve done here.

Our One Souvenir September 13, 2009

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This is the souvenir Don Cheadle made for us in Tamarindo.  He wound all of the wire by hand with a pair of pliers to make our Chameleon.

This is the souvenir Don Cheadle made for us in Tamarindo. He wound all of the wire by hand with a pair of pliers to make our Chameleon.

“Cerveza! Cerveza! Cerveza!” September 13, 2009

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"Cerveza! Cerveza!" This guy would walk up and down the beach in Tamarindo every day peddling beer.

"Cerveza! Cerveza!" This guy would walk up and down the beach in Tamarindo every day peddling beer.

Whiskers September 13, 2009

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We´re not sure who adopted who, but this was our cat Whiskers while we were in Tamarindo.  She´d come in our villa every chance she got to play, sleep, or eat the food Jen bought her.

We´re not sure who adopted who, but this was our cat Whiskers while we were in Tamarindo. She´d come in our villa every chance she got to play, sleep, or eat the food Jen bought her.

House Intruder September 13, 2009

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Jen screamed and I cried laughing

Jen screamed and I cried laughing

Surfing September 13, 2009

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Playa Avellana

Playa Avellana

Holding the Sun September 13, 2009

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Jen´s going to bring it home in her carry-on

Jen´s going to bring it home in her carry-on

Why’d the Costa Rican Cow Cross the Road? September 13, 2009

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Rush hour traffic in Tamarindo

Rush hour traffic in Tamarindo

Spider Monkey September 13, 2009

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Spider monkey with her baby backpack.  We saw them on a small hike we went on just outside of town in Tamarindo.

Spider monkey with her baby backpack. We saw them on a small hike we went on just outside of town in Tamarindo.

First Sunset September 13, 2009

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Our first sunset in Tamarindo

Our first sunset in Tamarindo