It’s A Jungle Down Here

I don’t know what it is but I love seeing these guys. I should probably do some research as to what exactly they are but I’ve just been overwhelmed with stuff to do. It’s been pretty cloudy most days but the temperature is great. We had an 8 hr downpour a few days ago and I think it gave me an idea as to what the rainy season is going to be like. 

Ahhhh Costa Rica

Happy to say I’m back! I’ve come to the realization that I definitely prefer being too warm as opposed to too cold. I really felt the humidity the first day I got back but I feel like I’ve reacclimated rapido. I’ve spent several long days on the beach and several long swims just before sunset which is where I’m heading as soon as I post this. Haven’t taken any pictures and haven’t seen any new critters. Pretty boring to be honest.

Pretty nasty tropical storm heading for my friends Carolina and Chuy up in the Sea of Cortez where I’d be had plans not changed. Keep your fingers crossed for them Shameless jente from Oregon.Cabo La Paz Hurricane Watch

Wish you all well!

Return To Costa Rica 

After 2 weeks in the USOA I’ll be returning to Costa Rica on Saturday. I got to see a lot of old friends and froze my hiney off every night. Most importantly I got to see my son Dillon. I can’t thank Bob and Rhonda enough for their hospitality and help while I was here. I couldn’t have done it without them. I’m really looking forward to getting back to my new home in Costa Rica! I fly out Saturday night and get into Liberia around noon on Sunday. I’ll go back to my Costa Rican cellular service after I fly out of Houston Saturday night so it’s back to WhatsApp if you want to get ahold of me. Wish I would have gotten to see more people but it will have to be next time or you can come see me in Costa Rica. 

They Call Me Marteen!

Marty isn’t a very common name here so I’ve adopted Martin which is common and it’s pronounced Marteen! I don’t know why but I really like my new name. It goes with my new life. Haven’t taken a lot of pictures because I haven’t really gone anywhere new lately. There is a gal that comes to my apartment and cleans, cooks, does my laundry and helps me with my Espanol 4 hrs a day 5 days a week. She has really helped me to learn how to eat cheaply here and more importantly she is really helping me with my pronunciation and helping me to remember all the words necessary to carry on a conversation. After she leaves I’ll run any errands I need and then head back to my apt to study Espanol. On many evenings I’ll go with Carlos or by myself to the beach and will take a 40 min or better swim. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful sunsets while we were swimming and the water temperature is just perfect.

I’ll be arriving in Portland on Aug 13 @ 11:06 pm. This will be my first time returning to the USOA in just over 10 months. I’m somewhat expecting sensory overload and I know I’m going to freeze at night. The low here is often higher than the high there. I was always cold in Washington and I’ve never been cold here so it will be an interesting experience to say the least.

I should have my old telephone number working once I arrive in Denver barring any technical difficulties and would love to hear from and see as many of you as possible when I get to Longview. Until then buenas suertes! good luck😉