So we returned to Tamarindo, where we spent a few leisurely days warming up and drying out. Then we picked up our friends Vlad and Alex from the Liberia airport and settled into a nice little rental house for a week.
A couple weeks ago, Jim and I invested a day to go out and look at rental properties for Vlad and Alex’s visit. We settled on a three-bedroom house with a pool at Playa Langosta, just a twenty minute walk from the center of Tamarindo. We all really like the place. Jim has cooked up some great breakfasts, and has now cooked dinner for the first time in 19 months. Tonight Alex is inspired to cook and seems to be working on a real feast.
All four of us have been in a pretty relaxed mood, eschewing any plans for exotic activities, and sticking instead to a pretty standard beach bumming routine. The area around Tamarindo boasts a wide variety of beaches, each with a radically different personality. So far we’ve spent each day at a new one, getting into whatever vibe fits. And not doing too much else until it’s happy hour back at our wonderful little house.