It's not like we don't have enough boots. We have all kinds. These are only a few, we actually have more in the house. I try hard to put them away, but you'd be surprised just how many different types of boots we use in a day. We have hiking boots, but we try to keep those relatively clean so we don't wear them if we're working on the farm. We have rubber boots, some are big so they are easy to slip on and off... these are for wet and muddy scenarios, but not necessarily to wear for long periods of time. We have other, taller rubber boots for occasions where we need boots to fit snuggly and where we know we'll be in deeper waters. We have work boots if we're building and using tools. And then we have our favourite boots... Kevin and I both have such a pair. Mine can be seen in this picture... they are the short ones with the dark brown rubber bottoms with the cream canvas tops. These are the most comfortable boots, easy to slip on and they're cozy warm, too. They feel like slippers. They used to be Jude's winter boots when he was 12 or 13, but he soon outgrew them. They are a tiny bit big on me, but I wear big socks and they're great. At first I thought they'd be too warm for Costa Rica, but I really like them in our climate.
These ones on the left are Kevin's favourite everyday boots. Unfortunately, they're starting the fall apart, much to Kevin's dismay. He simply won't accept that they're done. He will stop at nothing to extend their life. He has had to put patches on the front and a rubber type glue on the back. He is bound and determined to keep repairing them for as long as they hold up. So far so good. They look like hell, but who cares... this is Costa Rica!
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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