Five years ago I was paranoid,disalusioned and plain fed up. I thought there was a better way to live. You ever feel this way? I decided to take a trip to Costa Rica for an International Living Conference. Five wonderful days during rainy season to see if this country appealed to me. The conference was jam packed with speakers. Lawyers, realitors and expats speaking about the towns they live in.
I found the time was well spent and the information very useful. So much so I hired a guide( expat who showed you the country) and one month later I was off and running. This was the beginning of my great adventure. I would use the guide one more time with a third visit to Costa Rica. Paul Yeatman was a great guide. He would take my girlfriend and I from San Jose to Lake Arenal. It was not cheap but worth every penny.
My girlfriend and I went home with our eyes wide open. Paul had introduced us to many contacts. We went home with a plan and came back to Costa Rica one month later. We rented a great home over looking Lake Arenal and stayed there for twelve months. We fall in love with the area and bought a piece of property in San Luis. A small town just outside Tilaran. We were given great advice: Kathy and John Nicholas owners of Challet Nicholas helped us get a rental, Paul and Gloria Yeatman are great friends who helped us tremendously. Elisabeth and Rene of Rico Realty helped us negotiate our property and constantly give us help. It goes on and on, people do not hesitate to help.
It was easy for me to leave the rat race of Las Vegas. It is the beginning of a new life.
Another Perfect Morning
Up in Lake Arenal,it is another perfect morning
The Howler Monkeys barking in all their glory
The orphan dogs barking their replies
The hooting calls by the doves on the power lines
All asking you to awaken and see
The beauty awaiting thee
A cool brisk breeze
Bright colors all around me
Orchids of bright red, purple and yellow
Good morning they seem to bellow
The white blossoms of the palm tree
Speaks to tell bow down in front of me
I thank it by giving a salute
The Oropendola gives its gurgling hoot
Beautiful with its vibrant colors Red, black, and yellow tail
A beautiful Orange beak calling for others
As he stretches he seems to say “Look at me, I am beautiful today”
I continue to sit on my rocking chair
Enjoying the great morning air
Just another lovely day
Having it my way
lake Arenal, Costa Rica