I can just imagine going on long walks, picking fresh fruits from fruit trees along the way. What little boy wouldn't rather learn to swim in a refreshing river than a chlorinated pool? I can already see Elliot throwing a tennis ball and watching our dog chase it and disappear briefly into the jungle of green. After a day of learning and exploring, once the boys were tucked into their beds, Aaron and I would sit on the balcony, drinking te caliente and making plans for the next day, while nature hummed in the background. Or, I could escape for a bit and catch up on my reading in the jacuzzi tub. Doesn't that sound so blissful? All this for only $500/month! Crazy, right?
It's not the exact area we have been looking in- the house is near the small, quiet mountain village of San Gerardo de Rivas, which borders a nature reserve. Although my husband would probably love living in the middle of nowhere, I'd be more comfortable a bit closer to a larger town with shopping and restaurants and the amenities... but we could make it work.
This is just one of many houses we have fallen in love with in Costa Rica. It still amazes me that in just a few months, we will be living a life we've always dreamed about! Now, if only the VA/Army could pick up the pace a little... all this waiting and wondering is aggravating.
|for now, we'll just pretend this is Elliot exploring the rainforest instead of our apartment complex, okay? ;)|