Top 80’s Pop Songs for the Beach

Top 80’s Pop Songs for the Beach

It’s not that I don’t like (tolerate) modern pop music. It just seems the themes are too similar: I Look Good, You Want Me, I’m In The Club, You’re Gonna Regret Breaking Up With Me, and Look At Us. In other words, modern pop, given its superficial nature, makes me self-conscious about my burgeoning dad …

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Costa Caribe, Costa Rica

Costa Caribe, Costa Rica

We spent almost two weeks — and I struggled / hated myself for typing this next word, but it just seemed like the right word — chillaxing on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Despite raining nearly 75% of the time, it was epic. Sloths, Sloths, Two Toed Sloths, Three Toed Sloths Everett’s song about …

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La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

We planned to arrive in Costa Rica the second week of July. Due to some unfortunateness in Nicaragua, we arrived the third week of June. Our family is visiting us here starting July 12th; thus we have time to kill and chill. We decided to head toward Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. La Fortuna We made …

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The Three Toed Sloth

The Three Toed Sloth

(Written by Everett; typed by Dad) When we were walking down the beach, we saw people looking at something in the tree. We went over. There we saw a sloth. It was moving slowly. We watched it move three trees. The Sloth Song Sloth sloth Jungle sloth Three toed sloth Two toed sloth They eat …

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua

You take the good with the bad. Or so we’ve experienced. Aventura Una We hustled to Nicaragua. We’d been told by some Australian and German backpackers in El Salvador that the political situation in Nicaragua was getting worse. Borders were getting blocked. Violence. Blockades were increasing. If you’re going to go, they said, go through …

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E’S Blog — El Salvador

E’S Blog — El Salvador

(Written by Everett; typed by Dad) Adela’s When we got there, we went to go eat. It was good. Then we went into the pool. It was warm. After the pool, we went to bed. And the next day, we ate breakfast and then we did our work. Then we went into the pool and …

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El Salvador

El Salvador

Home of the MS-13. And pupusas (stuffed tortillas)! Crossing the Border El Salvador is certainly one of the, how do I say this without frightening my parents, more murder-y, err, less safe, countries we’re traveling through. And border towns are typically less safe than other towns. We were determined to van through. Rápido. Then we …

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala — Part Dos

San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala — Part Dos

We’re outta here in a few days. We’re gunna miss the sites and regular access to showers (though I think we’ve all bathed more in the lago than the shower…). And sleeping in regular beds. However, we’re all excited to leap back into the van. It certainly feels like home at this point. El Fuego …

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala — Part Uno

San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala — Part Uno

We’ve “lived” here for the last four weeks. And the next two. Not sure how much time it takes before you can claim you’ve lived somewhere, versus visited, but I am sure we’re under. Nevertheless, we’ve certainly lived here more than any place on this trip thus far. Figured I’d write two or three posts …

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Birds of Lago Atitlan

Birds of Lago Atitlan

Hay mucho. El Mirador We went to see two things: the cloud forest and a quetzal. We saw one of those things. The Resplendent Quetzal is the state bird of Guatemala. It lives up to its name. It has a dainty, yellow beak, an awesome mohawk, coral blue shoulders, a royal red belly, and a …

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