As 2011 begins, Gina and I are initiating a radical change in direction: I quit my job as a law clerk last month; Gina is taking a sabbatical from managing the day-to-day affairs of the yoga studio; Gina's uncle has moved into our house; and we are off to Costa Rica for three months. We "plan" to fill the days with surfing, sun and anything else that pops up. I put plan in quotes because the whole idea is to get away from the planning, routine, and obligations of life as we have known it for the last 10-15 years.
As a warm up, we spent 10 days around Christmas in Bali with Michael Franti and friends at his new retreat center in Ubud (the same town of "Eat Pray Love" fame). It was an interesting place and we met some great people. We both were getting used to the slowed pace of life there and we are sliding into Costa Rica mode after a few days of relatively frantic last-minute preparations.
I will not be riding the bike during this time, except a beach cruiser to the store for more milk (or beer). We'll be posting stuff during our stay on Facebook and perhaps a dedicated blog.