Central Park Atenas Update (Very Slow!)

At Central Park today, one local old man who wanted to impress me with his Ingles, looked at me and said “Very slow!”  To that I replied “Muy despacio!” He went on to say something like “at this rate it will take years instead of months. ”  🙂

They are currently using a small hand mixer of concrete and wheelbarrows to make and pour the cement base to the central circle in and around the kiosk, one square at a time. Yes, there are cement trucks here that could come in and pour the whole floor in one day, after the forms are built of course. Maybe there is something romantic about doing it the old fashion way?


“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.”

– Charlie Chaplin

¡Pura Vida!


POSTSCRIPT:  Earthquake!

Yep! Just a little while after I posted this I felt the whole house shake, like a giant stepped on the ground by the house. THEN – the “aftershock” or second shake was much larger and more violent. The neighbor dogs are still barking from it. Nine days ago we had one at 5 on the richter scale. A funny feeling!


4 Replies to “Central Park Atenas Update (Very Slow!)”

    1. From the web: Earthquakes are quite common in Costa Rica with small ones occurring daily and tremors strong enough to feel a few times a year. … The tourist infrastructure and modern areas in Costa Rica are generally well prepared for earthquakes.

      I just read that today’s from north of us near Nicaragua border was a Magnitude 4.8. No big deal really – just some vibrations you live with! For more info:

  1. Charlie,
    Do you know about the New Madras fault in West Tennessee? Reelfoot Lake was caused by an earthquake.
    If you are having shakers, it could be that the plates are shifting and we will have one here in he near future.

    1. Nancy,

      I’m familiar with Reelfoot Lake and the New Madras Fault. Reelfoot was one of my favorite places to travel and make photos. I don’t know that much about earthquakes, but I guess plates shifting there might affect us, but I think our Pacific coast earthquakes are different plates. We regularly have tremors (not the big damaging earthquakes) throughout Costa Rica and I think the whole West Coast. No big deal here.

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