Monday, February 12, 2018

We Got the Blues! - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #2

Hey all  
We just returned from the 7th Annual Costa Rica Blues Festival @ the Costa Rica Sailing Center 
in Playa Potrero Cost Rica
I'll be reporting more

Just wanted to check in and let you know we're back! 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Let There Be Light! - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #2

Probably just coincidence
The photography lights I ordered finally arrived in Grecia for pickup!

~Stuck in Customs~

On Monday I sent an email to my contact, Alonso at Aeropost in Grecia 
(that's the mail forwarding company which I ordered the lights through)
I advised them that I wanted to pay the tax and get my package now because had I known it was going to take this long, I would have just paid the $46 tax in the first place instead of opting for the tax exemption 
(which we are entitled to receive each year on up to $1,000 worth of goods)
I received no response back until Wednesday when Alonso wrote me back and said
"Mrs Davon - your package is here in the store ready for pickup."

Hmm...Well...however it happened -- I am happy that they are finally here.

out of time now - but - when we return from the states 
I will take them out of the box and set them up
Then -- First up -- my L O N G overdue 
Fenty Beauty Makeup Review video!

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Slow Your Roll - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #2

I find that my life is extremely calm and peaceful these days. And for that, I am grateful!

I'm sure part of it has to do with my retirement, but an even BIGGER part of it is...the laid-back, relaxed lifestyle of Costa Rica. I have almost forgotten about the "hurry up, let's get it done" energy of my old life back in the states. I only think about it once in a while now.

Sometimes when I am in the midst of the beauty and tranquility of the moment, my old life will flash before my eyes. Thank goodness it is only a fleeting thought! However, we will be going back to the states on Thursday to shop for odds and ends, so I will be thrust right back into the hustle and bustle. It's interesting because, the shift happens very quickly--as soon as we off board the plane. It hits you. The Americalifestyle!! People scurrying, LOUD voices, lots of cars jammed onto freeways, fast food restaurants everywhere, high rise buildings, neon signs, parking lots and shopping malls! HaHa

OK - Get ready cuz here we come!!!

But before we go, here's a video of how I spent my Sunday afternoon.

Take Some time to Smell the Roses!!

Take Some Time To Smell The Roses from Devon on Vimeo.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Welcome to our NEW Site Design - The Aspiring Expats

It's 2018 - A New Year and time for a NEW Blog Banner Design. 

Basic content is the same, however we are planning to bring you more videos, expat interviews and helpful information from our travels.

Stay Tuned
And THANK YOU for your support!!
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