Archive for February, 2010

The XTerra Gets New Shoes

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The Iguana Man is at Costco, having new tires put on the XT.  Also locking lug nuts, as we don’t want to find ourselves in the position of returning to a vehicle on blocks.

We have also installed these nifty little rain guards on the windows, as central Costa Rica is mountainous and cool (and wet)….so there’s no need for a.c., but you get wet with open windows.  We discovered these ingenious devices on our first trip there, and put them on last fall.  They work rather nicely in the South Florida monsoons.  Highly recommend.

We’re taking two GPS’s, a big one and a little one.  We’ve taken the little one to CR before, it is an electronic delight in a package the size of a cell phone, and even displays altitude, which is far more useful in CR than here, where everything other than interstate flyovers is 5′ above sea level.

We’ve installed a digital compass, and are discussing a video system for the XT.  Haven’t quite landed that one yet.  I’m not too worried about getting lost, rather, I’m sort of looking forward to it.  My experience has been that sometimes you find the best stuff when you have no idea where you are. 

~ Blonde Gator

Our First List Section is Done!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The XT is ready...we'll wash it in Houston

How to know it's our white XT...Iguana Boyz Rule

Planning for the Adventure Begins

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Two weeks until our latest adventure begins…our third trip to Costa Rica.  This time, however, instead of taking the very convenient (and inexpensive) flight from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, we are driving.  Our date of departure is March the 12th, but of course this is subject to change.

We’re madly working on “the list”.  What we have, what we need, and tasks to be accomplished.  Basically, trip stuff, stuff we’ll need once we’re there, and making sure everything here is in good shape.  Oh yeah, and learning how to blog (all suggestions welcome).

~ Blonde Gator