Thursday, September 13, 2018

Let the Sunshine In - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #3

This is the 2nd post today - but I posted this on Facebook and thought I would repost here for my followers who are not on Facebook. 

Somewhere hanging over the coffee field...Way up high...🎶

I was thinking how there seem to be a million different sounds that are "strange" to our U.S ears both in and outside of our house here in CR. 
I was even counting the different sounds the other day 🤔
Anyway on this particular day the sounds were coming from somewhere in the coffee fields. I couldn't see anyone, just heard the chopping sounds. When we first figured out that it was in the mango trees in particular I started researching what they might be doing. Read all this info about how to prune the trees for optimal growth and production and then... found out the other day from our gardener that - nope- in this case they didn't really care much about the production of the mangoes at all . 
It was all about the coffee!! 
During the rainier months of Sept and October it can get pretty dark around here and can be overcast so they cut the limbs to let the sunshine in so the coffee can grow. 
I had fun watching the smooth machete work anyway.
Here's a little video if you care to check them out.

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We have Peru Dates - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #3

We bought our tickets to Lima Today!!!!!

I posted the dates and updated information about the trip on the Jammin website blog.
Please go to the site and click BLOG on the menu. You will always find the most detailed up to date information there as I will continue to post updates. 

Also if you are interested in participating now, or in the future, please head over to the Member's site,  join and set up a profile - you can also sign up for a monthly newsletter there as well.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jammin•Jammin•Jammin - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #3

Hey everyone

I have sort of been MIA the last week or so, but I have a good reason!

I've been putting together the new Facebook page as well as a brand new website for our 50+ travel group Jammin•Jammin•Jammin

We had such success with our Panama Jammin trip that we decided to branch out and make it an official group. The group is the brainchild of Jeanetta Owens and because she knows I love to travel, she asked me to team up with her for this new project. We are both pretty excited.

Here is the announcement from Facebook.

Due to the overwhelming success of "Panama Jammin"
Welcome to our new 50+ travel group Jammin•Jammin•Jammin for the perfect mix of travel and music.
Our goal is to offer 2 trips per year.
Jeanetta Owens and I are planning the 1st trip for February 2019 - Destination Lima Peru. We have some exciting excursions and activities planned that will take you off the beaten path to enjoy the local flavor of Peru. You won't want to miss this!

You can be a member of the group NO MATTER where in the world you live and for those of you who are fortunate enough to live in Costa Rica we will offer some local trips as well.
Please LIKE & FOLLOW our page for details and updates coming soon!
In the meantime enjoy the videos and information on this page which will give you some additional information about the area.
and please check out our NEW website below

(the site looks great on a desktop with a wide screen but on my laptop the text needs to be adjusted. Will be working on that next - but in the meantime, I think you can get the drift)  

We'd be happy for you to join us, so let us know!

Lima video below

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Friday, August 31, 2018

For Ladies Only? - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #3

We have a really fun women's group here, it's call Blooms.

On Tuesday we spent the day with our new friends Mike & Beverly (here from LA). They are doing their CR due diligence so Beverly wanted to attend a Blooms meeting. Because the 4 of us (me, Lavanson, Beverly & Mike) were going to the museum after, the guys were allowed to attend the "strictly all women's meeting" with us. 
There was a special hired van to drive the group to Margaret & Steve's beautiful home in Escazu, where the meeting was being held. 
Of course the guys didn't really join in the meeting - they hung out with Margaret's hubby but it was a first and a good time was had by all. 
If you come to the Central Valley (and you are a woman) you might also be interested in joining our group!

Blooms is short for "Bloom Where You Are Planted".

Our goal is to provide support & friendship to English-speaking women new (or not so new) to Costa Rica. This Facebook page is for helpful communication between members and not advertising of a commercial, religious or political nature. Notice of members' 'cottage industry' product or service availability is accepted when of benefit to the membership. Blooms meets for brunch, usually at a member's home, at 9:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Membership is free. Most of us live in the following general areas: Grecia, Sarchi, La Garita, San Ramon, Atenas, and Alajuela. For more information, please call Joan Dewar at 2444-8796 or email
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