Day 108 – 110 – Granada, NI

Day 108 – 110 – Granada, NI     12/14 – 16/10     Mileage: 0

I had spanish school for the last 3 days and I think I am proving that you really CAN’T teach an old dog new tricks. The more spanish I think I know, the more I realize I don’t know and my progress is painfully slow. I am however determined to learn it…or too stupid to stop…I’m not sure which. Anyway, in the afternoons I explore the town a bit, work on the blog and study until I’m cross-eyed.

Here are some shots from the local market.

I splurged on a really nice dinner at El Tercer Ojo (The Third Eye) the other night, but aside from that have been being laying low to save money and focus on studying. This afternoon I went looking for a new relay for the KLR’s horn as mine burned out a few weeks ago…and a horn is a handy item down here! I found an auto parts store and I had to use every once of spanish I have to describe to the clerk what I needed. Ordering cafe con leche is childs play, but trying to describe that I need a 12v 30 amp single pole single through electrical relay is another story all together. So, with my pigeon spanish and enough hand gestures to make any Italian man proud, I managed to get what I need. After that it was back to the Bearded Monkey where I turned their back courtyard into a Kawasaki service shop.

I also adjusted the drive chain, clutch cable and did a number of other minor tweaks and adjustments while I had a good place to do it.

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5 Responses to Day 108 – 110 – Granada, NI

  1. Arlene says:

    GREAT TALKING AND SEEING YOU FROM LISA’S. WE REALLY ENJOYED THE VISIT AND THE GIRLS LOVED IT ALSO. THEY ARE JUST THE BEST.
    I JUST GOT HOME A SHORT WHILE AGO AND ENJOYED CATCHING UP WITH THE BLOG. YOU GOT SOME GREAT SHOTS AND THE GUYS DANCING AMAZED ME WHEN THE ONE GUY PULLED HIS HANDS OVER HIS BODY…….DOUBLE JOINTED IS NOT ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE HIM. DID PEOPLE DROP SOME MONEY FOR THEM??????

    WELL, I HOPE TO GET UP AND GO TO SERVICES IN THE AM. WILL BE THINKING OF YOU. EVERYONE ALWAYS ASKS HOW YOU ARE DOING.

    BE WELL AND KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB WITH LEARNING SPANISH AND SO GLAD YOU TOOK THE BIKE YOU DID BECAUSE YOU REALLY ARE KEEPING IT IN GOOD CONDITION.
    HUGS, MOM

  2. Arlene says:

    Sunday morning. We had a great time yesterday at Marli and Michael’s and everone sends their regards. The kids are all getting older and fun to watch them interact. Maya had a ball and Andrew stayed home with Raquel because she was under the weathe. Dennis said that it was the best brisket I have made and we missed you…..he is one of your biggest fans.

    Today the weather is horrid, raining and they canecelled the Giants game in Minn. because of the bad snow and afraid the roof will cave in at the arena. You picked the right time to be away.

    We see that you are moving and want to wish you well.. Love ya, Mom

  3. Arlene says:

    Hi Lenny. glad you are through the border of Costa Rica. Hope you get to read the e-mail we sent. James has a step-brother who owns a great restaurant called Maracatu in Dominical. We gave you the info in an e-mail and the first one might have had a wrong phone number but when I goggled it I saw a different number.( last four digits might have been reversed in haste of getting the info for you) It would be nice to meet up with someone from the States that we “know”.
    Take care. Luv ya, Mom

  4. Arlene says:

    Monday evening.
    Was glad to hear that you are in Costa Rica. The photos that I looked up show it as a beautiful place and hope you enjoy. You sound great in your e-mail today being able to go off on dirt roads and be on the backroads. Hope you get to connect with Josh.

    We are all freezing here and thinking of you. Hugs, Mom

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