Joy arranged for Jim to have a goulash dinner at La Loma on a Friday Night. We had to RSVP so that he could plan better. There were about 50 people who had responded. The only problem with La Loma is knowing if you can get a ride up that steep hill. We had contacted Alberto, a tuk tuk driver, to take us up. He arrived and we headed to La Loma, but Alberto’s tuk tuk was missing first gear that day, so our getting up the hill was out of the question. He did take us to the bottom of the hill. Brian and Roy were standing at the bottom of the hill waiting for Jim Ricks to come by and give them a ride. We waited to see if anyone else would come by and give us a ride. Before long, Joy and Harold came in her tuk tuk and offered us a ride up. It was quite a nice time. There were several new expats there. One lady, Rosana, was from Venezuela, where Leo is from. She had lived in the USA for 30 years like Leo. She was there to check out some condos at Crucita Del Mar. Her husband stayed in the states, Minnesota. There was another couple who just bought a lot next to Audrey in our development, Los Ranchos Estates. There were a few other couples who were visiting and looking for property, too. We were there from about 2:00 to 6:00. The food was good and talking to everyone was best.
We invited Rosanna to visit us the next day. She walked from Crucita to our place in about 1.5 hours. She likes to walk on the beach, but she could have taken a bus. She did take a bus back at the end of the day. We had a great visit. We had lunch. It was Sat. so Mary and Manuel were here working, so we all had lunch together.
At the end of the get together at La Loma, we talked with Dwight and Barbara who live in a house on La Loma hill (mountain?). They invited us for a drink at their house. Dwight took Barbara home on their quad. Then he came back for me and then he came back for Leo. Don’t you just love the way we figure out how to get something done. They live in a beautiful house with a pool. The architecture is beautiful in the house. You walk up these beautiful stairs and you come to a covered landing to the left where they have a table. Then you come to the front door. The house is so pretty. First you see the kitchen with a counter and stools. It is an open concept with dining room and living room there. In the back area is a pool and tiki hut bar.We had drinks on the front landing. We could see the lights of Crucita down below. In the daylight you would be able to see the beach. Just so pretty. We called Alberto to come to the bottom of the hill to pick us up and take us home. Again, Dwight, took us one by one down the hill in his quad. Alberto was there waiting. We had a great evening.