Year Three


Well here I am, at my three year anniversary since leaving Texas and my old life behind. I recall lying in bed in Costa Rica the first night I was there wondering how long I would last. At that time, I only planned one year ahead. I knew I wouldn’t give up for at least a year, but where I would actually be was anyone’s guess. If I would have had a crystal ball and saw that three years later I would be living in New Zealand, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. Yet, here I am, no longer moving every couple of weeks — comfortable and happy.

It’s Easter here today, but you wouldn’t have known it. I’ve been out in the vineyards before harvest takes place, trying to catch a last glimpse of the grapes. The leaves are starting to change color which makes for some fantastic photos. I hope you enjoy them and thanks again to everyone who still supports what I’m doing!


















6 thoughts on “Year Three

  1. Camille March 27, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Enormously satisfying eye-candy. Kudos and congratulations!


    Your adulating co-author, Camille

    • StephieD March 28, 2016 / 7:17 am

      Thanks, friend…glad I could give you some sweets that didn’t cost calories 😉

  2. Andrea March 27, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Congratulations! It’s been three years you will never forget!

    • StephieD March 28, 2016 / 7:17 am

      Thanks, mom! I’m glad I’ve blogged all the way through it or else I might have forgotten some of it…it’s nice to be able to look back and read about the adventure. More to come!

  3. Kay McAnally March 27, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Your adventures have certainly showed me a part of the world that was not on my bucket list. I thought I knew what was there but I hadn’t a clue. Stunning! Thank you.

    • StephieD March 28, 2016 / 7:15 am

      Thanks, Kay…I try not to take this place for granted. Each time we’re out in the car I imagine what it would be like to NOT live here which makes me appreciate each view I take in. I love that it changes constantly and being around the vineyards imparts a certain peacefulness in me.

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