I spent many years in Costa Rica during the 70's when I was a young mother. I returned to the States with my Tico children, but I left my heart in Costa Rica. I always knew I would return for good someday.
After a lifetime working in the banking industry and bringing data processing solutions to banks, we figured out a way to take early retirement and I am now actively retired in Costa Rica.
My husband and I sold our Texas home in 2011, and shipped all our worldly possessions to our new home in our tropical paradise. We stay very active in the local community affairs and enjoy finding creative ways to enjoy our leisure time.
Our goal is to live a long, healthy life together. We want to spend as much time as possible enjoying quality time with our family and friends.
Several years ago we took up the hobby of Geocaching as a means to get out walking for exercise and and do a little treasure hunting at the same time. There are more than 2 million geocaches hidden on this planet, but Costa Rica has less than 200. One of our goals is to introduce more people to this fun pastime and hide more geocaches. You can read all about it at http://www.geocaching.com
I am also TESOL/TESL certified and fluent in Spanish.
We believe in giving a "hand up", so we are also committed to helping others through micro lending. You can join us in this worthwhile endeavor at http://www.kiva.org Simply making a $25 loan can change a life.
If you are still "working for the man," figure a way out of the "job" and those day-to-day pressures as early as you can. It will never be about the quality of your work, it has always been about the quality of your life.