Liz's woopsie . . . and a mystery named Lola . . .
- . . . proof positive that every action has a reaction . . .
Our good friend Liz (the one with the weird sense of humor honed by
1000 years of french occupation) has had a nasty accident . . . it has
entailed some surgery and the need to become less than mobile. I
hadn't seen a posting here wishing her well . . . maybe she doesn't
want to publicize it? If so . . . ooops!
Anyway even in this condition all she can think of is being nice to
someone!! She won an award on the "road less traveled" photo contest
(see below) but as she is now laid up literally . . . she can't use
it. The judge(s) have thus huddled once agin, pondered, pontificated
and eventually ruled on the most deserving person for Liz's award - a
trip to one of the nicest B&B's on the planet - the Villa Alegre in
Tamarindo on the beach.
So the judge(s) have awarded the trip to our very own long suffering
chief bottle washer owner and moderatrix, Janet! Janet, the phone
number is 653-0270 - the owners are the illustrious couple Suzye and
Have a splendid trip, Berni
p.s. if you book soon you may be able to book a special introduction
to chinese cooking and sauces to be held there Sept 7th
The judges have huddled, pondered and
decided the winners and rewards as follows:
MOST GUESSES - by a *landslide* AMY. Amy wins
2 nights in Cahuita at the world renowned
El Encanto on the beach. This is in my view
and that of various guide book writers one
of the best places for a quiet, idyllic
honeymoon. A beautiful property with a unique
artist's garden. In addition to the 2 nights
Amy gets to snorkel to a local mystery spot.
We expect she will be telling us about it
and how to find it when she gets back. Date
restrictions - trip needs to be used from
May 1st to June 30 or Sept 1 to Nov 30 2006.
Pat & Pierre are your gracious hosts.
BEST PHOTO - for sheer quality of photography
SCOTT takes this award. Scott is invited with
a guest to the Pura Vida Hotel in Alajuela for
one night with breakfast, a gourmet dinner for
two with wine and a trip to a local mystery spot
somewhere on the slopes of Poas volcano. This
assumes Poas is not blowing off too much steam
that day. Ask for Berni when you book.
WORKED VERY HARD - LIZ's fast and sometimes
funny guesses were occasionally correct. She
obviously gets around the place. Liz and a
friend are invited to the Villa Alegre, the
finest B&B in Guanacaste (with apologies to
any other B&B making that claim as there are
a number of very nice ones). Located on the
beach with a nice pool and an iguana that
lives in the pool drain. Hosts Barry and
Suzye make great company - they have a very
unusual mystery spot visit which involves
"an enormous animal". 2 nights in Tamarindo.
MOST INTERESTING GUESS - there were a few
really nice and detailed responses. This one
was hard to judge but the award goes to one
of our smartest members for managing to include
DNA and Guapiles in the same paragraph. Yes
SHARON gets an invitation to Robbies deluxe
hotel in Manuel Antonio - the Hotel California.
With stunning sunsets, beautifully appointed
rooms, a pool, jacuzzi and a bar Sharon and a
guest should be all set for a great couple of
days at the most popular beach resort in Costa
Rica. Yes, Robbie has some mystery spot in mind
that perhaps Sharon will tell us about.
To claim the rewards contact the hotels and book
based on availability from May 1st on. Rewards
expire November 31st 2006. Transport to and from
hotels is not included. Please leave a fat tip
for the hardworking maids.
Thanks to everyone else - in particular our hard
working moderators and our chief judge, Janet.
Her tireless efforts at maintaining a balanced
and pleasant message board is appreciated by all!