Kevin's mum called when we were in one of the shops to see if we were okay. Kevin didn't know what she was talking about. There had been a 7.6 earthquake in Guanacaste, which is the northern most area on the Pacific coast. I have nicknamed it the 'handle'. If you look on the map, you'll see that the land mass is separate from the rest of the country. It happened at 8:40 this morning and we were in the SUV just getting ready to leave at that time. We felt nothing. However, people driving don't normally feel earthquakes. And in any case, driving in Costa Rica usually feels like an earthquake with all the gravel and dirt roads. Anyway, Kevin reassured him mum that we were perfectly fine. We saw on t.v., in one of the stores, some of the damage in Playa Samara. I have a ring that Kevin bought me from a little store in Playa Samara. It looked like one of the schools was badly affected by the tremor. So sad. Costa Rica is no stranger to earthquakes; they happened quite frequently, but usually they're not large enough to cause too much damage.
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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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