“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
It feels as though this winter is harsher than last year. It could just be that as I get older, my tolerance level for colder temperatures decreases exponentially as my years in age increase.
I did manage to escape New York for a few days a few months ago by taking a trip to Costa Rica. It was beautiful there. I even got up close and personal with a crocodile.
I stayed at this fabulous resort, Los Suenos, near Jaco.
I saw a beautiful sunset from the cliffs of Zephyr Place in Herradura.
Pura Vida. Pure Life. It's their main expression there in Costa Rica and is used in many forms, from a greeting to a synonym for "excellent." It felt good hearing it, and it felt good saying it. It is their way of life. See you later, Costa Rica. I will be back. Pura Vida!