A weekend Away…



We’re in Costa Rica at the moment visiting a small town in the mountains called San Vito. We found a great little B&B ,www.casabotania.com. They arranged for a taxi to collect us after we crossed the border Rio Sareno. The taxi cost $25.00 and took about thirty minutes to get here . It was a beautiful drive through the mountains , the landscape is just spectacular … Green as far as the eye can see. Unfortunately I had a bit of an accident at the border, I was wearing flip flops (not smart!) and I slipped and took a pretty bad fall. My ankle is injured and now I can’t walk well at all. Such a disappointment ! But the good news is , our good friends Mark & Valerie are traveling with us and being the consummate athletes that they are , they’ve got lots of past experience with injuries of this sort ( not that they fall down a lot or anything !). All three of my traveling companions helped me make it through the border as best as they could . And we borrowed a wheel chair from the Costa Rica border office, they just happened to have one sitting there and given how pathetic I was, the guy offered to let us use it. It turns out, Considering this Is my first big injury of this sort, I learned that It’s really, not easy for me to lean on people . Valerie had to keep telling me to put all my weight on her and Scott… It’s not easy to do! The ankle is really very bad, I may go see a doctor tomorrow just to make sure it’s not broken…Ugggg!! This is gonna be a reading and relaxing trip for this gal ! Oh well. We had a wonderful dinner and plenty of wine so now I’m ready to sleep! Cross your fingers that my ankle is better tomorrow .





About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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  1. I just can’t hit the like button on this one. If your ankle hurts so much you can’t walk on it, I think you need to have it looked at. At least then you’ll know what’s going on with it. Hopefully it’s nothing serious and heals quickly!

  2. Oh Holly, I’m so sorry to hear about your tumble! The abrations look pretty painful! There’s not a lot of padding over the bone in that area of your leg. It looks swollen, too. I would strongly suggest that you get it looked at so you know if it is break or a sprain and get it treated appropriately. Better safe then sorry! Unfortunately, an ankle sprain can be just as painful as a break but you’re young and healthy and you’ll heal well! Hang in there!

  3. Ouch, I had my magnificent fall last Sunday, slipped down the stairs banged head, but amazingly no breaks but do have bruises. Your leg looks painful also keep an eye on possibility of infection and blood clots due to broken skin and swelling. A visit to doctor would be a wise idea.

  4. Hi Holly,

    It does look like you did your ankle no good. Hope a quick recovery is on the way.

    If you are looking for new reading material, I am currently listening to “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” The reader is excellent. Kind of reminds me of the talented person who read “The Outlander” books.


    Sent from Barbara’s iPad!


    • 😩. Thanks Mi Amiga !! Indeed, it’s not looking good! But I’m glad to be laid up in such a beautiful place!! And also I’m incredibly happy that I don’t have to worry about missing work or paying a mortgage!!! What more could an invalid want… Wifi, an iPhone , a kindle loaded with great books and a big bag o ice!!!😎

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