1.05.2010

Greetings -- The Inkernet Is Hard To Come By

  • Remember how I always talk about walking away from it all? I've found my destination.
  • For the first time in my life, I don't have one single American franchise restaurant within 50 miles of me (maybe more.)
  • Everyone here has a very modest home with a tin roof. Maybe that's the way it should be.
  • I haven't seen anything other than a vehicle that can provide transportation. Maybe that's the way life should be?
  • Absolutely pristine beaches and water. It's like a postcard.
  • My temporary landlords took us to an even MORE desolate stretch of beach that is less than a quarter mile from their house.
  • I awake every morning to some retarded rooster. And then Howler Monkeys can be heard after that. I just lie (lay?) there and take it all in.
  • It is truly the jungle.
  • I met a guy today who was the subject of a book called, I think, Searching For Captain Zero. Google it. (Although he was quick to tell me his story is on YouTube.) Funny bit: He was wearing an OU cap and he rode down the gravel road on his bike with two dogs following him.
  • Sidenote: The weather in Wise County looks insane! I actually was mad when I left on Friday because the weather was good. I wanted to be away from bad weather. Wish: Granted. Hang tight my bruthers!
  • I'm typing this in an outdoor restaurant, after dark, in shorts and t-shirt, with the temperature (I would guess), in the low 70s.
  • I've gone body surfing two mornings in a row before 6:00 a.m. Yep, you read that right.
  • This place, for some reason, plays 80s "slow rock" everywhere.
  • This town (Puerto Viejo) has only one paved bicycle. And people walk, scooter, and dirt bike everywhere. This morning I saw a girl on a bike, with a surfboard, and with a toddler. (I'm not making this up.)
  • My mom told me before I left to look out for the six foot iguanas (she lived with dad while dad was stationed in Panama during the Korean War.) I thought she was crazy. Mom, I want to apologize: I came across a six foot iguana.
  • I didn't find out TCU lost until 6:00 p.m. the next day. TVs are no where.
  • There's not a single building in this town over two stories tall. There are no chain hotels. There are some "nice hotels" but they look like 20 room units built off gravel roads into the jungle. I went to one last night to sign up for a hiking trip in a national forest. Isolated and great.
  • An ocean side lot (cut into the jungle) will run you about $250,000.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you should stay there. Maybe that's the way it should be? (unfortunate that they still have the internets there though).

Anonymous said...

How many cock fights have you bet on?

wordkyle said...

Is it something about the legal profession that makes lawyers want to "run away from it all" to some remote, undeveloped area? (See John Grisham's The Firm, The Partner, The Rainmaker ("Bruiser"), The Pelican Brief, and probably more that I haven't reead.)

Anonymous said...

Fandango.

Anonymous said...

my wife visited CR once and came back using the word bohemian to describe it. interesting you would do same, must be a word they like to use to describe their culture.

she spoke highly of the tequila distillery tasting tour. if thats not your bag, maybe you can sample the local cannabis quality, i for one would appreciate a critical review of bohemian bongage.

Anonymous said...

After seeing this pic, I realized you haven't been obsessing publicly over your diet/weight. Are you over all of your dieting obsessions?

Anonymous said...

I avoid places with paved bicycles.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you need to get a life!
I'm here in Decatur with a lot of other people freezing my nads off and you're.....oh wait, never mind.

Enjoy the good life while you can because when that plane touches down at DFW upon your return and reality hits you, you'll ask yourself, what in the hell am I thinking?

Anonymous said...

Barry good luck ! Stay there and start a real life not a new life. And since you are not coming back can I have all your shit ?

chupacabra said...

Marry me.

chupacabra said...

PS no spider monkeys? How can you bear it?

Anonymous said...

For a guy against torture, you surely know how to do it! Come home and suffer like the rest of us.

Actually enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Um, you may be in a different country, but that doesn't mean it's okay to be un-PC. The term is "mentally challenged" rooster.

If you "don't have one single American franchise restaurant within 50 miles...", how do you know where the good Mexican food is?


Isn't that what a vehicle is - something that provides transportation? Did you write that sentence wrong - or did I read it wrong?


A modest home with a tin roof is fine for that area, but that's because they can live that way. It wouldn't work very well here in the winter.
And somebody from yesterday's post asked why we couldn't all live there. Uh, because it would change from a jungle to an urban jungle if we all went there. At one time, much of this country was covered in forest, and folks from other countries said "Why don't we all live that way?"

Judy said...

If the food is good and the drinks strong, I'm going....some day. Looks absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

screw you green...

Phillip Hubbell said...

Well there is a Burger King at the mall in San Jose

Anonymous said...

"come back, when you grow up, bear."

Anonymous said...

So you are south of Limon? Fished north of that area (Rio Parismina) 2 years ago, beautiful, pristine, beaches and very few tourists. All the school kids lined up in the mornings to play in the departing plane's backwash!

Anonymous said...

That is about the gayest picture in the history of ever.

I watched the video on your girlfriend's blog. You sound a little light in your loafers too.

How deep are you in that closet?

Anonymous said...

Costa Reeka sounds dirty and gross. Hookers, worm treatment shacks and lose dogs in restaurants? Hope you have an appointment with your GP for a delousing when return. Girl ought to dump your cheap ass.

Anonymous said...

Some how I always pictured you sexier running into the ocean, I know see I had too high expectations. LOL