That time I pushed a city bus in a snowstorm

Like it was 1994 and I was watching a slow-moving, white Bronco on a California highway,  it was mesmerizing, and in all likelihood not going to end well.  I’m referring to the snow that fell on Portland, Oregon last week.  A couple inches was expected; we got a foot. Now Portland knows craft beer, bike […]

How do I say in Spanish, “We’re going to need to call AAA”?

Oh, it’s all part of the adventure, right? Our next destination in Costa Rica was Rio Celeste.  Once I saw the pictures online and in my tour book, I HAD to see this.  It showed these amazing photos of a waterfall with the bluest water I have ever seen short of BerryBlue Kool-Aid.  And I’ve seen […]

A Word on Driving in Costa Rica

I’d imagine that making your way around Central America can have it’s challenges, no matter what form of transportation you take.  My travel mate, Janet and I opted for a rental car while in Costa Rica, which you would think, would provide ease and independence.  That was mostly true. Did you know that Costa Rica doesn’t have addresses?  Yes, you […]