Melissa Lombard - 5 Year Project - 260 cups of coffee with strangers and something new each day

Costa Rica Adventure Week 8 – Rainy Season

My Spanish (fast writer) trophy.

Saturday Without visits from our neighbors, we might get pretty lonely around here. But every day someone or another pays us a visit. Today it was Wendy first, and then Patty. Wendy stopped in to use our internet and to get a latte. Patty came by just to visit. Pop-in visits - something I wouldn't … continue »

Costa Rica Adventure: Week 7 – Our growing menagerie

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Saturday Final day of vacation, visiting friends in Tamarindo. Before heading home, we enjoyed one last juice (Kathleen and Steve have an incredible juicer and each morning they make a delicious juice with all their servings of fruits and veggies for the day. We were fortunate to get in on the daily morning juice!) We […]

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Costa Rica Adventure: Week 6 – Vacation Time

I decided to pull out some "Playa Mart" supplies and make another little gift.

Saturday I love making breakfast. Which I suppose is a good thing, since I find myself making a lot of it when we have guests. And I’ve really gotten into a nice rhythm when cooking. Now, even when I have multiple people to prepare food for, I get it done without trouble. Unlike the first […]

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Costa Rica Adventure: Week 5 – Social Sharing

Hopefully, "it's the thought that counts" is a universally accepted sentiment.

Saturday Perhaps one of the best surprises about life in Costa Rica is how rich our social life is. ┬áThe other day I counted, and our neighbor/friend count was already over 20. It’s remarkable! And tonight, we, and a dozen or so other friends are invited to a party hosted by pals Hank and Marie. […]

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Costa Rica: Week 4 – Coffee With Strangers

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Saturday Our Austin friends, Mike and Lisa, were still here and after learning about the dengue outbreak on the southern portion of the peninsula, we opted to take a travel day and head north instead. Samara was our destination, with a few notable spots to check out in between. As many of you might already […]

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Costa Rica: Week 3 – Alone no more

Carmona! It only took an hour, but I made it here - to the pavement!

Saturday Up early and filled with anticipation today as I prepared to pick up my main squeeze, my partner-in-crime and the man who would half my daily workload. Super exciting! I made a coffee for the road and filled up a jar of my second favorite drink – half coconut water/half water – and set […]

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