SAGITTARIUS - November 22-December 21
There is a lot of anger in your brain. Douse it with cool, flavoursome beer. Everything you are thinking about will end up getting lost in some sort of fuzzy logic.
RULING GEMSTONE: TURQUOISE
FAMOUS SAGITTARIUS: WALT DISNEY
CAPRICORN - December 22-January 19
If you’re ignorant are you blessed? Only with ignorance, my stupid friend. Just because people laugh at you doesn’t make you a comedian.
RULING GEMSTONE: GARNET
FAMOUS CAPRICORN: BENEDICT ARNOLD
Keeper of the beat leaves us…Niven Keymer , aka “Gringo Star”, passed away on Oct. 30th in Quepos. Niven was a long time resident of our little paradise. He was also the “go to” drummer for almost every band in the area. Born in England in 1949 then moving with his family to Toronto where later he and his brother Geoff had their first band, The Manta Rays. Niven also lived in Key West and California but Quepos became home.
He is survived by his bother Geoff of Nova Scotia and sisters Lesley and Sheryl from England. There was an outpouring of friendship and love from the community at a Celebration of Life held Nov 7th in Quepos at Dos Locos – one of his favorite “hangouts” and weekly gigs. Space limits us here to express all the kindness that was sent in Niven’s honor but here are a few quotes from the many stories shared that day: Read More…
We are happy you are here and know that you will have a wonderful time in our little corner of Paradise…….where has the year gone? Christmas just a few weeks away- gift ideas….a zip line tour, off shore fishing, Villa Vanilla Spice Tour, a white water rafting trip, rent a chair at the beach and watch the waves – ahh….or enjoy a delicious meal at one of our outstanding restaurants – maybe stop at a fun “watering hole” for a cold one….see there.. now your shopping is complete!…..Jerry from Luna Tours would like everyone to drop by and meet his new partners Geoff & Heather – gee you could book a fishing trip at the same time…we also invite you to keep an eye out for a new restaurant & bar – Coconuts opening soon on the road to Manuel Antonio….if you are looking for great Italian food check out Gondola Restaurant located at Tres Bandera Hotel. You can also try Escalofrio or L’Angola in Quepos….there are so many great places to eat we can’t name them all. We heard from Sunspot Poolside Bar & Grill at Hotel Makanda that they have special menus for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve – it’s a beautiful setting so check out their ad. There will be a turkey dinner somewhere around so don’t worry. We love our cover this month ‘cause that Mom & baby sloth are just too cute..many thanks to Paul Gerace of Dominical for sending us the great photo on the cover and the others inside with how he was lucky enough to get awesome shots. This is Paul’s second cover so congrats! We have beautiful sunsets this time of year so stop by for a happy hour sunset that I bet will lead to a great dinner at El Lagarto BBQ Restaurant
2 x 1 cocktails—or run up to Ronny’s Place for the BEST SANGRIA anywhere….New Years Eve is always FUN– usually Fireworks on the seawall at midnight….live music New Years Eve at Dos Locos Restaurante in Quepos – a great party….looks like I’m out of space so I’ll end with best wishes for a great vacation Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year to ALL…..follow uson facebook.com/Quepolandia and check us out here online when you get back home…tell your friends what a great time you had and come back soon………..ciao………….P
Feliz Navidad y un Próspero Año Nuevo
By Jim Parisi
Terry McLaughlin is full of surprises. He lived in Tamarindo for some time with his wife, Lynn and entertained all over Guanacaste with his harmonica expertise. During that time, he released his CD, “El Gato”, a collection of classic songs, interpreted by Terry with his own, unique style. It’s a kind of a tribute album, which received great acclaim locally.
By Jack Ewing
When she opened the freezer the putrid odor of rotting meat seeped into the room. Doctor Jiménez pinched her nostrils and stepped back. She gave the restaurant owner a sidelong glance, pulled out her citation book and began writing.
“You don’t have to do this,” he pleaded. “Give me a break. With the hurricane and all it’s been tough getting supplies. We have to take what we can get.”
“Sign here!” she ordered. “That meat came from a dead bull that washed up on the beach. Witnesses saw you cutting it up. Others saw you serving it to your customers. I’m taking that rotten packet of frozen meat as evidence.”
The Funk Brothers
By Nancy Buchan
When my godson Travis called and invited us to his wedding in Los Angeles, and asked me to play the violin for the ceremony, I was thrilled at the prospect of getting out of the relentless rain here and honored to be asked to play for his nuptials. After all, he asked Kate to marry him while on the beach in Dominical last year, after waiting 5 days for the perfect sunset! Both of them musicians, they even sat in with the Howlers one Wednesday night at Dos Locos! As an extra incentive to get me to California – like I needed one – he said the reception/party band was The Funk Brothers, and that after I played for the ceremony, surely I could sit in with them. And that there would be cool food trucks doing the catering. And that it would not rain.