Tuesday, August 21, 2012


A lot has happened since my last post...Where to start...Well Nick has fully recovered from dengue, praise God! That sure was an experience I hope neither of us (nor anyone else) ever has to endure again! Holly, my sister has been here since the 7th. She has been a big help around here with cleaning, planting, digging, painting, you name it! 
Here is a sign we made for the Cabinas...we actually added more things since this picture.

Holly wrapped these in rope and I made the driftwood pieces.

We have also made a little time to have some fun. First we went on a bike ride to the Turtle Farm. We didn't see any turtles, but the journey was fun! A few days later, Nick and I took her and two guests to Tres Picinas Waterfall where she overcame her fear of heights and jumped from the top. Another day Holly and I went on a zipline canopy tour. That was awesome! We didn't see much wildlife (they do not feed the animals, to ensure the animals stay safe, so it is completely up to the animals when they want to be seen or not), however, we did see a few poison dart frogs! The views were amazing, and not to mention it was like riding a roller coaster over the rain forest! Again...I am proud of Holly for doing this! She was a little nervous at first, but in the end she had fun.  Yesterday we went on a Jungle Spa Horseback Tour, and we have been able to make it out to the beach quite a few times. 

Holly and I at the Turtle Farm

Poison Dart Frog

View of Playa Hermosa from the treetops!
Horseback Tour

Spa Treatment on the Jungle  Spa Horseback Tour

Unfortunately, all has not been fun and games. Three days ago, Rob told us that he was leaving. I guess it was not what he had expected, and he was not happy here. This has put us in somewhat of an awkward situation for multiple reasons. We now have to figure out how we are going to run this place with just 2 people, or hire someone else. The problem is that someone has to be here 24/7, or we could potentially loose business...which means that we can not even go to the grocery store together, and for now, until we get this figured out...forget getting to see the rest of the country, surf trips, day trips, even going back to the states. We will get it figured out I'm sure, but it has been an emotional, stressful past 2 days. Prayers are greatly appreciated to guide us and help us get through this. 

Before Rob left, we finished our room upstairs. Now that he has gone, we have re-arranged some more. The living room is now upstairs along with a guest bed. We have moved into what was Rob's room downstairs and the living room is now our office.
Driftwood Stairs

New upstairs Living Room

Guest bed...That is Holly's pink blanket (and Tiger)


Our bedroom

Our bedroom

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  1. I am glad Nick is up and going again and that you and your sister are having fun great adventures!
    I'll be praying for you guys that you find someone to fill Rob's place. That is a real bummer! Sorry that happened.

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    2. Thanks Traci! We will get through it. We know God has a plan and a reason for everything! I hope you and your family are doing well! When are you all going to come see us? :)

  2. So you know dengue, sorry to hear that. You will be surprised how things will fall into place when you don't rush or push it. You two are very fortunate.

    1. Thanks Macha! We ARE very lucky! Things are slowly, but surely falling into place! :)