Faces….


There are places I remember…..and faces. The faces of friends and acquaintances who made life beautiful-lifting me up on bad days and bringing magnificence to the good ones.  We have been gone from Costa Rica for over half a year now; but I can still close my eyes and walk down (or up-ugh) the Manuel Antonio road from where the National Park sits to our home near Quepos. I can retrace every step, feel every breeze, smell the air and hear the sounds of the traffic, the ocean and the wildlife just as sharply as if I were there.

I always loved the Beatles’ song, “There are Places I Remember” because I felt it epitomized my life. I have lived in quite a few cities in several states-and now add another country to the list-and the faces of all those beautiful people I have met and grown to love dance within my mind’s eye to the music of lasting friendship.

I wanted to acknowledge them here and share my world of shining faces with you.

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At Guayabo National Park

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Our very first, and one of our dearest, Costa Rica friends, Alex

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We consider family to be our dearest friends. They loved us enough to spend their vacation at our little jungle.

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Chico! We miss  you.

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The musicians at Barba Roja.

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Ben Jammin and Robbie Clark. Friday nights rocked!

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The beach vendors, always with fresh juices

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Butch could be counted on to bring drinks to the beach.

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From excursions

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to good times with good friends there was never a moment when someone was not ready to lend a hand or welcome us into the fold.

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Iguana tours kept us entertained.

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And many restaurant friends helped to keep us fed.

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Quincy kept us in the baked goods down at the Feria on Saturday mornings. His sweet cheese empanadas were our favorite treat.

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We worked alongside some

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And had fun with others.  Mike was the inspiration for our decision to move to the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area. His hotel, La Posada, is a must stay place if you get down that way. Just like home.

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Mike and Esteban

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Tour guides..

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Excursion hosts…

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Someone who will stop fishing, ask you to hold his rod, then snap the only “together” photo you get of you together on the beach that day.

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Nice huh?

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Mountain stays

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Showing us their artwork and wares..

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Hardworking people who love life and greet each new day with enthusiasm and acceptance.

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The feria was more than a place to shop. It was a gathering..

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Fishermen

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And friends from home who came there to fish!

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People who love their families

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And make delicious goodies

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Industrious and ingenious

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And we met so many people from all over the world.

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Mikes right and left arm..

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They make your stay at La Posada “up close and personal”

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Always ready to find a solution to a problem

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The face of beauty in the morning..

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The face of honest nature..  My favorite face of all….I miss you most. 😦

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Sharing their knowledge at the spice farm

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At the coffee farms

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Some you share vacation time with

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The face of the setting sun, always a new and unexpected experience.

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And this..This is what we miss most of all.  Here’s to the great times. We will be back!

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Pura Vida everyone! If you get the opportunity, see Costa Rica.  You will be so glad you did.

4 thoughts on “Faces….

  1. Thanks for sharing your Costa Rican photos. I have always wanted to go there but have been set back. I hope to get there one day. The people look so friendly and the area also looks very pleasing. One day hopefully.

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