This week has been another one with fun filled adventure. Last weekend I had some folks that were taking in the International Living Magazine’s relocation seminar. They wanted to stay a few days here to check out Grecia and to learn a little bit about daily life from Rachelle and I. We gave them as much info as possible from our experiences while they were here. They are looking at places to possibly retire here. We had a lot of fun with them. This is such a great job to meet new and interesting people. The week progressed with My buddy Joe arriving from the Virgin Islands to hang out for the 3rd time in 8 months. We also had cool family from Chicago that visited use last year, then again at the start of their trip 3 weeks ago and finished off with us this week. They had lots of adventures with a big finish at La Paz Watergardens. Rachelle was kept busy playing with their great well behaved young kids. We also checked in an awesome couple (75yrs old and 80yrs old) from Florida that are on a 14 night exclusive stay at the B&B. So far we have been to La Paz Watergardens and Sarchi to see the largest ox-cart in the world and Alfaro’s traditional ox-cart factory with a special stop to see my buddy Venicio at his exotic wood souvenir factory. He is going to make some custom wooden wind chimes for them over the next week. The coming days are going to be filled with day trips to the beach, San Jose, some waterfalls and Alice is wanting to go Zip lining through the jungle! They brought their Wii and have been kicking Rachelle and my butt consistently at the bowling game, which I might add is a heck of a lot of fun!
I picked up a returning guest Greg (and now friend) from Florida from the SJO today too. It’s a whirlwind weekender trip to check out some more properties to possibly buy. He was totally bagged from a long day but still managed to go out for dinner with us and play a game of bowling on the Wii!
We all went to Galeria Steakhouse for dinner. Rachelle had her usual Delmonico (ribeye) with rice and salad. I changed it up for once and had an Angus burger that was new on the menu. Greg had the same. It was awesome as usual. Alice had a rack of lamb and Bill had a “cowboy” steak that was HUGE!! I still can’t believe that the best restaurant that I have ever experienced in Costa Rica thus far is only 5 blocks away from the B and B Grecia! To top that, the prices are very reasonable.
We also had some students come stay with us that came by the local bus from La Fortuna to Grecia. Unfortunately when they were close to Naranjo someone had dropped something onto the floor of the bus. When they helped pick up the dropped item someone helped themselves to their bag that was stored in the upper bins. Please take this as a tip because I have had a guest before that ran int the exact problem. It’s best to keep your bags on you AT ALL TIMES. Don’t use the overhead or below storage areas. Keep the stuff with you. Using the top storage or the below storage on the regular bus storage Is a good way to get all your stuff taken.