My brother lives in Costa Rica, so I went for a two month visit and really like what I found. It was like stepping back in time to the 1960s, no rush, not important today, good food, good scenery, and very nice people.
I remember one of my first encounters with a typical Costa Rican family, my daughter and I were on a quad trip and we stopped for refreshments at a small house on the side of the road. A young man about 8 years old offered us a bottle of coke and a boca. He was dressed in a very clean white shirt and presented himself in a perfect business manner. He showed us his house and family, his mom had the dirt floor house spotless.
I made up my mind that I would like to visit Costa Rica more often. The business went up for sale and in about two years in 2007 it sold. I stayed and worked with the new owner to help him get going and I still work there if he needs my services and when things are slow in Costa Rica.
I am slowly heading for full retirement, but I have many years left to help people with their service needs. I hope to hand off the business one day to my wife’s children. They are hard workers and will make good managers as the business grows.
I quit smoking 5 years ago and think that I should have done it many years ago.