Thursday, May 19, 2016

It’s hard for me to start my post out like everything is normal. It’s not. I miss my dog terribly. She actual drove me crazy a lot of the times over the last 10 years. She would often do what she wanted to do, when she wanted to do it, regardless of how I felt about it. I would yell and get upset with her, and she would just look at me like, “What is your problem?”, then she would just walk away and go about her business.

Keeper was my wife’s dog, but somewhere along the way I let her become my dog…in my heart and my life. We would rough house and play, as much as you can with a Brussels Griffon, and she and I had an understanding. It was different than she had with my wife. Plus when she wanted to make my wife jealous she would cuddle up to me and give Heidi the stink eye. Hehehe…I miss her.

Heidi, Easton, and I grabbed a cab today and headed to the malecon in Salinas. This was the first city on the coast that Heidi and I visited on our exploratory trip to Ecuador in 2014. I didn’t want to live here then, and I don’t believe my position has changed. However, I enjoyed being in Salinas today.

The beach sand was warm, the ocean was cool, and the water was a beautiful aqua-blue. We walked the whole malecon, then walked back on the beach itself. It seems to me there are several new high rises since we visited a couple of years ago. 20160519_134239-1IMG-20160519-WA0007

We stopped at the Luv Oven for lunch. It was a good meal, although priced for tourists, but we were able to relax and have a good conversation with one another. I have to say we needed it. The three of us were able to hear one another and support each other in what we have been dealing with.

When we got back to Casa Blanca Playa Cautivo we went for a swim in the pool. Life is good. We have joys and we have sadnesses, and it’s all part of living.

I think that is what we are doing.