Wednesday, January 3, 2018

What price are you willing to pay for a view? - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #2

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions because, well let's face it, most of us don't stick with them longer than a month or maybe two, if we are really dedicated!

This year I decided to try it again. I'm not calling them "resolutions" though, I am calling them
 "goals that I aspire to" 

There are 4 of them

The 1st one is
 Start walking everyday - up and down the ridge. 
This I do with my my friend Verdette. She is back in Costa Rica and staying with us until July --
 and she LOVES walking the hills.
 I am totally motivated and enjoy walking but I absolutely suck at walking up steep hills! 
I am 8 yrs older than she is (which I think can make a big difference when you are over 65) so I am using that as my  excuse reason for lagging behind her on the hills. WE have agreed that she should just go on ahead of me and I will catch up. That seems to be working out OK so far.  Anyway, although I welcome the exercise, I mostly enjoy walking and listening to my music and enjoying the beautiful scenery. 

Today I got to thinking...
what price are we willing to pay for a beautiful view in the states?
Of course it depends on the city, but back in the states on average
An Unobstructed View from a High Elevation adds at least  (9% – 12%) to the cost of the house

Here in Costa Rica, there are beautiful views just about everywhere!
Locals build houses perched on the side of a ridge and enjoy its beauty on a daily basis. 
Very peaceful and beautiful. They don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it either!! 

It's part of life here.
Just like it should be!

Reminds me of a beautiful painted postcard

I'll share the rest of my "goals" in another post
For today, here are a few more pictures from our walk 
(oh - also - in one shot you can see Verdette way down the hill ahead of me and in another she comes back to find me - I had stopped to take some pictures. we also met up with my neighbor and another lady from my yoga class as we approached our turnoff)

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