1.04.2010

Very Quick Random Thoughts

  • I'm typing this from a restaurant in a $5 hostel in Puerto Veijo. I'm surrounded by Bohemians. I'm almost jealous. Heck, I am jealous.
  • I walked out to the water a second ago and took the above pic.
  • Yesterday we did a rafting trip that took four hours. It may be one of the greatest four hours of my life. Imagine a beautiful river, sides that rise 500 feet or more on both sides of you, those sides are covered by jungle terrain, and waterfalls appear periodically.
  • It was the closest I've felt to being a kid again in my life.
  • I'll update this afternoon ....
  • Didn't see the kid in the picture. That's funny.
  • Money problem solved. I have never been so happy to have a cash machine spit out cash.
  • There is only one ATM in this town. Incredible.
  • Every restaurant and bar is the open air. Every one. They don't believe in walls around here.
  • I swam in the ocean this morning at 6:30 a.m. And it was the closest thing to a deserted beach I've ever seen.
  • The marijuana laws, if there are any, are loosely enforced.
  • It's a long story as to where I'm staying. It's in a rented home, two story, no air conditioning, jungle nearby.
  • I've seen a sloth but no monkeys. That must change. Soon.
  • This place seems very "authentic".
  • There are the happiest dogs in the world here and they are loose all over the place. Oddly, most have colors.
  • The Cowboys won? I'm in a land where no one cares.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice pic...but is the kid:
1. stealing her footwear?
2. giving her a pedicure?
3. part of some foot-worship fetish cult?

Can you bring her back? I'll send you some cash. I'm starting my own fetish cult, but feet are not the focus

Anonymous said...

You could write a song about your experience and call it Bohemian...Jealousy?

Scaramouche...Scaramouche

Anonymous said...

Is that Costa Rican kid sucking that ladies toes or what? Hell, no wonder you went down there, over there, up there, whatever.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the Bohemian lifestyle. No visible means of support, and none visible in the near future! Probably looks attractive to "visit" it, but most wouldn't want to "live" in it.

Anonymous said...

Might want to get a close-up of the chick on the board...Don't tease us.

Anonymous said...

You need to carry a zoom lens with you. Looks like some wildlife that could be more interesting than the genral beachscape.

RPM said...

YOU'RE jealous???

I'm typing this from Wise County!

Anonymous said...

I find that Alaska has the same Bohemian lifestyle in many ways. I continue to ask myself why, in God's name, do I stay here doing what I do instead of cashing it all in and living and "working" in one of these pardises and joining the Bohemians. Are we all just insane?

Anonymous said...

Is that kid licking her toes?

Anonymous said...

1:57 - my thots exactly - and I'm retired and could (should) go to better locales.

The True Double Fake said...

Are you having fun vacationing with your sister?

Anonymous said...

"There are the happiest dogs in the world here and they are loose all over the place. Oddly, most have 'COLORS' "..???

Do you mean 'collars'?

Anonymous said...

Why, 12:20 and 1:59, in the hell, would you even care? Creepy. I hope my kids aren't friends with your kids.

Anonymous said...

I think about it all the time....kids are grown....just pack everything and move somewhere fun and relaxed, where I can wear jeans all day every day, work at something I find fun even if it's not as profitable, and actually slow the pace down and enjoy beautiful scenery, drink a few exotic drinks, and live the rest of my life in bliss. Some do it....why don't we all? Are we just afraid, or too hooked on the almighty dollar? Someday I may actually make the move...at least I like to dream that I still have that in me.

Anonymous said...

I have a relative who practices law in Alaska, and he says every day is like "living on vacation". Now, let's see....is he the smart one, or am I, sitting here in Wise County,Texas?

Anonymous said...

The weather in Decatur is wonderful this week as well!

Sorry that you are missing this blessed week!

Anonymous said...

Don't touch the pretty little frogs.

Anonymous said...

Slip me a little sack back..no seeds

Goober said...

I have been waiting for someone to ask,and no one has, so I will: do they actually walk around humming or singing the "Rhapsody"?

Danny Boy said...

Is it just me or are BG and "Somewhere Out There" seeming to be in the same place at the same time doing the same things?

Are you keeping something from us BG?

Anonymous said...

I hope your pipes are wrapped, Mister.......Wise County is cold and getting colder.

Anonymous said...

Dogs have colors? Like red and green?

Anonymous said...

How do you KNOW the marijuana (if any) laws are loosely enforced?

Robert said...

sounds like a awesome spot for a getaway.

Anonymous said...

So BG...Is the weed good or not?

Anonymous said...

Is using the term "bohemian" racial profiling? What exaclty do you know about people from the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic?

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone's getting a toe lickin'.

Anonymous said...

Don't bring none of them colored dogs back to Wise County.