Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Puerto Jimenez is charming town on the Osa Peninsula with stunning views of the Golfo Dulce. The area is filled with wildlife and wonderful fishing. Steve and I were lucky enough to stay with our brother-in-law and his friend. They were wonderful hosts and know all the best local spots. We spent our first day […]

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Election Day in Costa Rica

On February 4, 2018, Costa Rica would elect a new President. The staff at National rental car told us it was Election Day in Costa Rica, and we would see a lot of people out going to the polls and might see protests. How exciting to see the democratic process in another country! The polls are […]

December: San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

It’s that time. Time to run and make Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Hall of Fame. Steve and I came in on Saturday to run Sunday. We stayed near the start and finish lines at the Hyatt Regency. The hotel was large and located on the Riverwalk, which was crowded. The location was convenient though allowing […]

November: Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Las Vegas. We’ve been looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime experience, running The Strip at night. We stayed at the Bellagio. The flowers didn’t disappoint. Look at this peacock! Amazing. Since we came in on Friday and the 5K didn’t start until Saturday evening, we had time to get packets and run it. Fortunately, we arrived […]

November: Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

The Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon was different from any other we have done or will do this year. The run was on Saturday, not Sunday. We had to drive down on Friday and be prepared to run on Saturday. We decided to stay at the Andaz. The hotel was conveniently located. We were […]

October: Los Angeles Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

It was a quick trip to L.A. We landed, checked into the hotel and headed straight to packet pickup. Unfortunately, there was no time for sightseeing, but I did manage to capture photos of the Lakers statues outside the Staples Center.   We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott near the start/finish lines, and this trip […]

October: St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

We were able to drive to St. Louis for last weekend’s run. We brought the pups and stayed at the Union Station Hotel. While the hotel is beautiful and historic, I found the staff not very helpful or engaging. As usual, once we checked into the hotel and got the dogs settled, we headed to […]

October: San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

It’s time to hit 10 and Steve’s original Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon goal. He wanted that gold record when he first saw it, and we started figuring out how to get it for him. Now it’s time to do just that. Getting to San Jose was a small challenge as Southwest rerouted us but […]

September: Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Steve and I arrived in Philadelphia Saturday morning. To get from the airport to downtown, we used the regional rail, SEPTA. The Suburban Station downtown dropped us off a few walkable blocks to our hotel. We checked into the Embassy Suites City Center, which turned out to be a great locale and headed to packet […]