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Mardi Gras Costa Rica Style

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

A quick weekend update.

For those of you NOT on FB, here is a pic of the sweet potatoes from our recent harvest - YAY. These are U.S style sweet potatoes (yams), which we don't get here in Costa Rica. We grew them in our yard and this is our 2nd harvest. The first one netted only a few very tiny potatoes.

At this time, (along with editing the video from yesterday and writing this blog post), I am also cooking some of the potatoes to make a sweet potato loaf (similar to zucchini or pumpkin loaf). I'm no cook tho, so I will let you know how it turns out :)

Other Updates:

We were invited to a Mardi Gras party yesterday afternoon (costumes encouraged). It was held over on one of the other ridges in Grecia .

I've never been to Mardi Gras before but rummaged through my closet and managed to come up with a colorful top to wear. I already had some beads left over from a Saints Super Bowl party (from long, long ago). I bought a mask and a princess crown in town at a kids party store. Lavanson colored his beard green and added a few additional vibrant colors to his hair, donned his black/white speckled sun glasses, put on a cap and some beads, and we were off!

Till The Cows Come Home

On our way back to the car we ran into these guys. Maybe they were attending a party of their own across the street from ours. Who knows...

Anyway, here is a short video of the party yesterday

A BIG Thank You Shout Out to Kathy for hosting the event!!

Oh and BTW - Even though we are soon planning to venture out and travel to other parts of the world, I feel it is worth repeating that -- I appreciate every single day here, I mean, truly, the friends and community here and the beauty of this country (WoW) these are things we will take with us!! I really can't say that enough!

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