This morning there must have been around thirty or more little squirrel monkeys hanging out in the trees just outside of the house. For me, this is the life right here. There is nothing like being this close to nature everyday and experiencing yourself as part of it. At one point I put the camera down and stood under the tree with around a dozen or so monkeys curiously staring at me. Pretty freakin’ awesome! I never get tired of this, and even though it has become my new ‘normal’ over the past three years, it never gets old.
When the president of your country declares that school children and most workers can take two hours to watch the game you KNOW it’s a big deal!
We walked by a local elementary school in Jaco and the teachers invited us in to watch the game with the kids. Three little girls stopped me at the door and asked me if I was a famous singer from the United States. Then they wanted me to sing in English, even after I told them I couldn’t. It was adorable. Fifteen seconds of (almost) fame. ;)
We were at the grocery store when they won. All of the workers were glued to the t.v. screen hanging at the entrance of the store.Cashiers peeling themselves away only for a moment to check out the two people crazy enough not to watch. When the game ended the whole town went NUTS! Screaming, dancing, drinking, singing, I mean WILD! It was something else.
We bumped into our accountant.
PURA VIDA, COSTA RICA!!! You made your country very proud!