I drove past this between Salida and Cotopaxi on State Highway 50 in Colorado. I had to turn around and tell whoever that I stood with them totally assuming I was correct. I was and got the biggest hug of appreciation for doing so.

From my understanding, there are close to 3000 children being held around this country after being seized from their parents at the border.

Many will never see their Mom and Dad again because Republicans are totally evil.

You bastards!


I Guess It Must Be Me

Been looking around on the internets for places in Costa Rica. I know when the weather turns the other way for me it will be a unwelcome adjustment. Does not mean I'm going but you gotta look around just in case.

There's this site airbnb where I inquired about what looks like a decent place in my price range, Corresponded several times and wanted to take it further with some real conversation. Would never consider something like that without talking.

I find out you can't talk to the person renting what ever it may be without booking dates first. Not only that but you have to contact this airbnd place and then they call the renters and then they call you and then you can talk.

I find that all kinds of screwed up. We're talking private individuals. The two different people I stayed with in Costa Rica and I had several conversations before I went. Talking works real good.

I find having to pick dates without having a chance to discuss things which could very possibly have a bearing on the dates they want you to pick beforehand. I just assume you have to put some money on the table before you can talk. Hell I don't know but I'm not going to take it that far.

I guess people don't have a problem with this. Am I all screwed up or what. SHEEZ!  


  1. I would put that in the category of your landlord has to give you notice if he wants to come inspect the property.

    Still, sound like a genuine PITA.

    Had enough of that freeze yer nuts off in the wintertime eh?
    Can't say as I blame ya Pal.

  2. It's middle men. I don't mind them if they provide a real service, but this sounds like a blocking tactic to keep the two sides apart until they can position themselves to handle the money. My worry always jumps to what if they don't pass it on, a clumsy, stupid middle man who gets things mixed up, has no talent for detail, or is a crook will always deliver disappointment.

  3. Terry really wants to go to Yuma this winter...not something I think I would enjoy. I told him only if we can take the dogs and cats ha :)


    1. I do not think I can find enough warm in the States. A lot of people go to Yuma that's for sure.

  4. I just find it a bit odd and not for the good. I will thank the fellow I've been in touch with and move on.