Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mama Lita and her first BIZNIETO (great grandson)

Mama Lita is visiting from Quito, Ecuador and she was very surprised to see her "little boy" had grown so much in her absence.  Bryan certainly loves her very much and although there is a language barrier in communication, there is definitely no barrier in the show of love!




Next time she comes to the US, Bryan will probably be a head taller!
 

Milo is a Rebel

One of the first things we did upon arrival to Texas was to go to Pet Smart and get all kinds of things for Milo.  One was a blue jean vest... we need to get him a motorcycle!  LOL


He is definitely not amused but I certainly love to dress him up!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 - Above the city






 
 
We decided to go out and explore today so we went for a drive up Escazu hill and found this hotel/restaurant which has great views of the city.  Mami and Tia had a lot of fun and we saw how it had changed from the first time that we went last year when some of the outside buildings were just being built.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

My honey and me - USMC Ball 2012 - Costa Rica


My honey and I have gone to many USMC Ball events around the world throughout our life together.  I am always so proud of him and how well he looks even, when not wearing his uniform, he is always a Marine and proud of it.  I am so happy and lucky to have walked all these years by his side!

Marine Corps Ball - San Jose, Costa Rica - 2012

 
A nice picture during cocktail hour with Nicida Guevara, MEsmeralda Alfaro and Francela Davila

 
Having fun!


A little toast, MEsmeralda Alfaro, Maggie Konschak and Nicida Guevara.

 
The beginning of the ceremony!

 
MEsmeralda!

 
Nicida!

 
Mark and Maggie Konschak

 
Talking about the fun evening!

 
Allyson Cornish and me - Good Friends!

 
Ambassador Andrew, me, Allyson and Savannah Cedeno
 
This is our last Marine Corps Ball in San Jose, Costa Rica.  We had a lot of fun and had great conversations throughout the night, even danced a couple of times.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Out and about with friends on a lazy Sunday

Today Bob and I went to have a nice lunch at a restaurant that we have never been before in an area of town where we had not ventured.  It was a nice afternoon, with our friend Esmeralda and her Mami and daughter and grand-daughter.  Here is a picture of it.


We have just one year left in Costa Rica, we should go out more often!  This was a nice time!
 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

At the beach - 08/16-18

Went to the beach for a well deserved rest!  The weather was beautiful, the beach was just about empty so Milo could run around and Bob could use his metal detector without people following him around to ask him what he is doing.


We didn't have much rain the first day so we could watch the sunset.  We have been at this beach before and we have seen better sunsets but as cloudy as it was, this was really very pretty as well.


Bob and I had a great time just relaxing and doing practically nothing but reading, laying around and watching TV but we were mostly outside.



From morning to evening, the change was amazing.  The second day started all nice and sunny and really warm but early afternoon, it started to rain and the waves became stronger.  In Spanish, el mar estaba bravo!





I know that guy over there, what is he doing?  I better go check!


Bob running around the beach with Milo




Yes, he smelled the whole area and made it his!





Milo preferred to watch it all from the safety of his carrier. He liked the water but not when it came rushing at him.


He also preferred to see the bugs from the safety of the room.



Here is one sample of what was outside of our room.  Not what we would like to get close to us!




We went to look for the National Park Manuel Antonio (http://www.manuelantoniopark.com/mapk/english/privatereserve.html) so we could go next time (if we leave Milo with someone).  On our way there, we stopped at the little town of Quepos and at a restaurant built around an old airplane.  This is is an arial picture of the port of Quepos.

And here are some pictures of the restaurant.





Our second night at the hotel, we had the air and fans on because it was so hot and muggy outside, and we ended up being very cold!  LOL - We got a shirt on Milo and he had to snuggle up and go to sleep!


Look, mama is taking a picture of us!


Before driving home, we spent a few hours at the town of Jaco.  The beach there was empty too!  Milo really loved the water and had a great time running into it and trying to get away at the same time.  He really didn't know what to make of the foam!




And that was the end of our little beach vacation!