Author: Mark Crosby

Day One In Costa Rica

The flight left Calgary later than scheduled Saturday night, well after midnight. Some of us managed to get a few hours of sleep on the plane but Sydney was trying to stay up all night. Apparently sleep deprivation is on her bucket list. The Pacific coast of Costa Rica was beautiful. I had a good view of it as we approached the airport near Liberia. We have been so busy wrapping up loose ends in Calgary and getting the first couple of months of accommodation booked that we didn’t spend much time on the logistics of what to do...

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Last Minute Details

We are getting down to the wire here. We are on the stand-by list for the flight tonight! I’ve been meaning to post more often leading up to the departure, but the list of things to take care of has been daunting. Daunting, but not insurmountable. Today we sold our second car, the 2014 Toyota Highlander we affectionately named BB. I’ll give a plug for Danyal Ahmed at Honda West. He did a great job helping us and Honda West gave us the best deal, even better than the Toyota dealer we bought it from. We still have some...

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Removing More Material Clutter From Our Lives

Pepper is gone! The great purge continues with the sale of “Pepper”, our 1995 Toyota Tercel that we bought when we first arrived in Calgary back in 2000. We name all our cars and I seem to remember that the color reminded us of a green pepper when we bought it. It was a reliable car, even if it wasn’t as nice as our 2014 Highlander that loomed over it in the garage. Selling on Kijiji works We posted a few dozen ads for items we wanted to sell on Kijiji over the past couple of months. Almost everything...

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Last hockey game for a while

I played in my last ice hockey game for a while. The result was a disappointing 2-4 loss, but it was a fun, fast game. I’ve checked out the prospects for hockey on our trip and most of the countries I checked on Central America don’t even have ice rinks, never mind hockey leagues. I did find reports of ice hockey in Buenos Aires and Santiago. It will be a while before we get that far, assuming we do name it that far. Maybe I can arrange a hockey tournament when I am there and get some teams from...

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Riding off Into the Sunset

It’s starting to sink in. Today was the last day I’ll ride my bike to work for the foreseeable future. A warming Chinook wind kept the temperature mild, even if it did slow me down in places. I’ll need to find a spot in the container for my bike along with a few more things. The container is getting picked up first thing Saturday morning so the next couple of days are going see me filling every nook and cranny of that big box. I predict it will be completely full come Saturday...

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