Category Archives: Cost of Living

Reflections Four Years In

It almost seems hard to believe that we’ve been back in the U.S. for four years now. (Four years and four days, if anyone’s actually counting.) In some ways our Costa Rica time seems distant, like a dream you sort-of … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food AKA Yellowstone Part 2

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we recently had a great few days at Yellowstone National Park, where we spent our days watching the wild animals, admiring the incredible landscape, oohing and ahhing over the geysers, mudpots, and thermal pools … Continue reading

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Antelope, Bison, and Elk, Oh My!

After many months of looking forward to it, our Yellowstone trip finally arrived and ten days ago we piled into Chris and Louise’s roomy Dodge Durango and headed north.  We did, indeed, see ample antelope, bison, and elk.  Well, mostly … Continue reading

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Summer in Full Swing

Yep, it’s definitely summer and it’s been a fine one.  Had some hot days (Salt Lake City officially hit 100 the other day although it was a touch cooler here) but we still marvel at the difference the low humidity … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday, this must be Paris

Or was that Tuesday and Belgium?  In any case, we did, indeed, find ourselves in Paris Friday, but just as you might be thinking, it was not the Paris.  (Although I suppose to the folks that live there, it probably … Continue reading

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Quasi-camping and hints of fall

With our new-found “freedom” after no longer being 24/7 caregivers for Mom, you’d think we’d be all over the place traveling and doing exotic things, but between my working, taking care of that wonderful little granddaughter several days a week, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Okay, yes, I know that Thanksgiving was a week ago.  No one can ever accuse me of being overly prompt with my postings!  But despite being a week late, I didn’t want to let the occasion go by without at … Continue reading

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Fall is Falling

I can hardly believe it’s been nearly seven weeks since my last post, when we’d first gone in search of fall leaves.  As the weeks since then have passed, we’d been waiting for our own “local” leaves to start turning, … Continue reading

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A Plethora of Produce

I know it seems a little early in the season to be using terms of abundance like “plethora” but, ironically, some of the produce we’ve felt most starved for over the past 5+ years is actually “spring” or early season … Continue reading

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Contrast brings appreciation

Okay, yes, I’m aware it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and I’m sorry about that.  Interestingly, once you start “blogging” you start seeing your world through the eyes of “that would make an interesting blog post.” And … Continue reading

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