Only eighteen hours after the moving truck rolled out of sight, we signed the sales contracted for El Rancho Leon and before the ink was dry, began the drive from Kerrville to Austin for one last time. Early the next morning we left Texas for France. Our flights took us from Austin, TX to Newark, […]Read more "and so we fly off into the night …"
So. We have two appointments with Read the above line and weep. It’s all that’s left of a post I wrote and populated with pictures, and which google goblins swallowed without chewing. Since I haven’t posted in over a month, this might have been a just punishment for neglecting my blog and thus my readers. […]Read more "Lost Posting"
In the nineties, the nineteenhundrednineties that is, we searched long and hard to find land for our future retirement. Even though we lived in Michigan at the time, we focused on Central Texas for our dream acreage. Our attachment to Texas and our desire to live there again was very strong. Neither one of us […]Read more "El Rancho Leon"
Our Costa Rican hometown of Atenas is, in contrast to that other, slightly older Atenas, a slow-paced small town nestled into the hills rimming the Valle Central. This central valley stretches like an oversized comma from the Golfo de Nicoya in the Pacific ocean to our capital city of San José. The new central valley […]Read more "Art Fair at ‘El Rincón de Nana’ Atenas, Costa Rica"
Well, it’s been almost a month since I’ve talked with you. It was a very busy month for us, as our back-and-forth transitions from Costa Rica to the US, or elsewhere for that matter, are bound to be. We can’t just grab a favorite pair of flip-flops and jump on a plane, because we have […]Read more "Bonfire of Necessity"
Vandal du Domaine du Haut QuesneyBeauceron2004 – 2013 Turkmen Ottoturk of RanchoLeonKangal Dog2004 – 2013 Just a few days ago, watching the first Stanley Cup play-off match with one eye, we used the game as a distraction, because we knew perfectly well that Otto was dying. Even though an earthquake that day upset him sufficiently to […]Read more "Vandal & Otto – so greatly missed"
Not a speedometer!! This was past Saturday’s “running” summary:25 walks in 25 days = 3.2 miles or 5.12 Km per day Initially I wanted to be an my daily walk by now, but it just started raining pretty hard, so I chickened out. Down to a drizzle now, but I hear thunder, might be better […]Read more "Still Walking … on and on …"