The New House - Casa Beba

Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
Trip End May 11, 2011

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Casa Beba

Flag of Costa Rica  , San José,
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hi there again, sorry about the gap. I never really felt inspired to do it but right now I have some extra time on my hands so I thought that I might as well do some writing
for my blog.  Now that I have so much time I'm going to write a very thorough blog which will have a lot of detail in it so don't get fed up.

On February the sixteenth we moved from the bamboo house to our new home in Casa Beba. It was near my birthday so I had it up in Casa Beba.  It is a little higher than Finca Ipe. It has a very nice pool - it is small but we really like it. The house however is quite BIG and I have my own bathroom and play room which means I have the whole upstairs, COOL!!!

House Layout:
There is a very nice garage.  There is no room for the car in it because it is full of stuff the owner has but we are happy it's there because we can use it as it has a washing machine and work table.

Then there is my room upstairs with a queen size bed, a bathroom with a shower (but no hot water because we have the hot water tank turned off) but still it's a very nice shower (although I have never had a shower in it!  I use the shower in my parents room because it has hot water). My play room has two single beds in it (one on each wall) which makes it ideal for sleep overs (although I have never had a sleep over “I hate sleep overs”).

Downstairs in the living room is a big TV. There is no cable, which is OK because I'm usually outside. This is good and I don't want that to change. The TV is in a cement structure. To the left of the TV divided by a cement wall are some shelves. On the bottom shelf is a DVD / CD player and on the
other shelves we store Cd's and the occasional music video. Below the TV and shelves there two book shelves divided in half to make four shelves which we use for books. On the floor, under these shelves there were some big clay pots.

The living room has one sofa, a coffee table and two arm chairs all of which are made of bamboo. Behind the sofa are some windows. There are three toucan sculptures made of wood on the left is the small toucan, the big toucan is in the middle and on the right is the medium toucan.  These are on top of the TV and in front of the toucans are three candle holders one blue and the other two are green. The TV is to the left of the stairs which go up to my room, on the other side is the kitchen. We bought a mechanical juicer and it sits on the counter. The paint in the house is kind of white. To the right of my stairs is a staircase down to the front door. The door is large and quite heavy and you have to lift it a bit to open it in the rainy season (aka green season) because it swells up in the humidity. To the right of the stairs down to the door is what I call the S turn at the end of the S turn to the left there is a dry room with a de-humidifier which we sometimes turn on. If you keep on going you will see ahead of you two door's - be sure you announce yourself because you will be entering my parents room. The room on your right
is a walk-in closet and my parents bathroom is on the and straight ahead is the main bedroom. On the right is a queen size bed with a head board. Above the bed are three Windows - these windows are bigger then the ones in the living room and to the left are some sliding doors.

Just a great house to live in, isn't it?


Moving in was a breeze for me - all I had to do was go to school at 11:00 o'clock - easy as can be. At school this year we changed our schedule to the afternoon group because I went into grade 3 COOL !
The house is great for us. I have my own room so we all get better sleep ,yahoo! We had so much stuff that had accumulated at Finca Ipe that it took my parents four trips to bring up to the
Our new house is located in a place called Colinas Pacificas. It has lots of jungle around it and lanes that are surrounded by lush and sometimes smelly jungle. The walk feels like paradise - it's a walk to dream of, and guess what? I walk it every day for school.
Our neighbors, Alex and Oren live just up from us. Oren and my dad like to go surfing and they have lots of fun. Sometimes my dad leaves so early that I get up after he leaves, which means he leaves before 7:00 o clock, on those days I don't see him till he comes home.

Teleport to the United States of America! Fort Lauderdale:
Latitude: 26.08721036078545Longitude: -80.13427734375
Probably not what you were expecting. Just felt like throwing it in, but we do fly through Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Airlines. We had a three hour layover before going on to Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Latitude:35.935319310241674
We stayed in the EXCALABUR hotel it is AWESOME and if you are not into knights in shining armor there is always Paris or there is the Treasure Island. On your way to Italy I suggest Venice. To New York? No problem there's New York, New York.  From our room you could see the New York New York roller coaster cool! We got into LAS at 11:30 pm and we went to bed just after midnight. In the morning we ate breakfast in the Sherwood Cafe then we went to the airport to go on to Vancouver Island on West Jet.  Guess what? We got seat back TV, great! I had a lot of fun watching our progress.
Teleport to: our house in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Latitude:48.44955789421332

April 16 we arrive in BC. Situated at the end of Wordsworth street it is a perfect place to play on bicycles and Rollerblades. My grandpa loves to bicycle and so do I. We go around and around and around on our bikes. We go down to the park and up again, do a few laps around the culdesac and down to the park again until we can't ride any more.
I have a friend named Zachary, he is sometimes a little annoying, but he is still a GREAT friend.
We love to ride our bikes together up and down the street, sometimes we set up obstacles and I go through like a pro and after I'm done he goes through and hits them all with his city bike. I have a mountain bike made by NORCO. We visited everybody in Canada. It felt like we traveled across the whole country and I was quite tired afterward. It was so cold and snowy that we had to take the old highway back from the Okanogan and cancel our trip to Calgary.
Calgary's latitude is 50.96073322984468.Longitude-114.0380859375

There was so much snow on the highway going over the mountains, Calgary was snowed in. It was May 2nd!  We celebrated my dads 44th BIRTHDAY on the 18thof April. Time to head home to Costa Rica. We are going to fly on WestJet to LAS.

Teleport back to the United States of America!
LAS International Airport.
Latitude 36.11169632512071
Longitude -115.191650390625.
On the way back we didn't stay over night in a hotel but we did leave the airport once to walk to the Spirit check-in counter. It was closed because we were really early so we got some diner at a restaurant up above the check-in area. When we were done eating diner we checked in and went on to security. We had no problems so we went and sat at gate B22 even though our plane was going to depart from gate B20. B22 was much more quiet than B20. On May 16th we arrived in one piece - amazing! When we arrived in San Jose we took the MUSOC bus to San Isidro del General. San Isidro is located at latitude 9.36036547528434
and San Jose is at latitude 9.936928733095229
longitude -84.07690431922674.
Costa Rica, as I think every one knows, is much closer to the equator. In San Isidro a very nice lady that we know named Sabina picked us up at the bus terminal. We loaded our bags into her car and went home. Max came too because he missed me and wanted to hear about Canada. On the half hour drive home I told him about Canada briefly of course, and then I almost fell asleep. But when we got home I was as perky as if I had just had a cup of coffee. My dad thinks the Spirit Airlines waiting room is like a school portable. The restrooms can't handle the demand so don't drink too much coffee. The seats on the Spirit airplanes are so close together that any one bigger than 6 feet is going to be squished and is going to be wishing they had chosen West Jet.

The next day after we got home we discovered that the pool was as green as grass, Eduardo (the gardener) was supposed to be cleaning it (suspicious). Oh well that doesn't matter
now does it? as long as he keeps working I'm OK with that. It is June 27th and Eduardo didn't come today, strange I'm wondering if we are loosing him again.

Our location is latitude 9.288260443270762
longitude -83.80474090576172.
Today is Thursday July 15th two days ago Eduardo's kids came up and I played with them until it was time for them to go home. Afterward I walked them home with Shasta our dog.

You're probably wondering where we got a dog? Well, to answer that question we go back before the time I played with Eduardo's kids, quite a bit before that. Well my mum was up at
Alex & Oren's place feeding their dogs and a strange dog kept eating their dog's food. So my mum brought the dog down to our house and we adopted this dog and named her Shasta. The day after we named her Shasta we took her into the vet to have her spade. But we couldn't have it done because she was anemic so we gave her pill's and a week later took her in and this time we had her spade with no problems. And that is how we got Shasta.
I am finally finished my blog. For more travel stories, see my other Blogs on Nicaragua and Costa Rica


good luck traveling.

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Shirley Purcell on

Enjoyed this entry as I feel I have had a real visit with you all. The house is a lot nicer as it has windows and privacy and some comforts. If you had cable
TV how many english stations would you get for a reasonable amount of
money. It us very nice having better internet services for you.

carol connolly on

Thanks for sharing all the good photos and descriptions of the new house and area surrounding. You did a great job of your blog filling in the details of happenings since your last entry. Really enjoyable.

James Howe on

This is great! Now, I want to make a travelblog too. Thanks for sharing with us, Dalton.

Vivian McCoy on

Hi Dalton: Tu abuelo me mando to blog. Me dice to abuelo que tu ablas espanol asi que te mando este mensaje in espanol. Yo lei todo tu blog I fue muy interesante. You vivi in la selva del Peru cuando tenia mas o menos tu edad hasta que tuve 14 anos. Asi que me gusto mucho la descripcion de tu casa I sobretodo la selva. Trajo muchos recuerdos. Muchas gracias por darme la oportunidad de verlo. Esta muy bien echo. Que pasen todos ustedes una buena semana. Adios. Vivian tambien me gustaron much tus photos. Yo las amplfique para verlas mejor.

abuela on

wow dalton, that was fantastic! never realized how much I missed your blogs till I read this one. I'll put the rest of my comment in an e-mail.


Abuelo on

Hi Dalton: thanks for sharing your blog with us. We really missed your blogs and are very happy with this one. Abuela laughed out loud when she was reading it and we both loved the pictures, including that neat video of your bottle launch.
Keep on adding to your blog.
I shared it with a lady and her husband from my gym who come from Peru and she responded in Spanish.

travellerdalton on

Thanks everyone for the comments, I really enjoy reading them. I hope everybody is doing well and I hope to hear from you again.
Vivian, gracias por leer mi blog. Yo estoy feliz que usted le gusta el blog.

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