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Best water loungers ever!

Splishing and Splashing at Bacab Eco Park

Their bags are packed, the sunburned skin has healed (although it’s still peeling) and the Castenadas are ready to go home to Iowa. We’ve had an incredible week of fun, but their flight doesn’t take off until 4pm and it’d be a shame to spend the day just waiting for a flight. After all, we […]

Our mermaid running back into the water

Our Garifuna Mermaid

We met a mermaid in Hopkins.  She had glorious black skin, truthful eyes and a playful nature.  She jumped in and out of the water effortlessly – like nature had intended her to do.  She danced in the ocean, splashing brilliant Caribbean water into the air. When she surfaced, the sparkles of water droplets beaded […]

Our Garifuna Gals

The Simple Pleasures of Hopkins

I am going to tell you about our time in Hopkins, despite what I said in my last post. We’re not sure what it was about this town that made it so special to us. Perhaps we were just on the same frequency or we were craving its authentic vibe, but something captured and held […]

costa rica superstition

A Costa Rican Superstition come True

I like superstitions. There is something fun and magical about them. I’d like to think that the creative energy that propels this wonderful world likes to play fun games with us.  I really wanted to believe this one.  It would mean a lot of changes for our family and a new-found independence.