Costa Rica

Which Shoes Should I Wear Today?

Posted on July 12, 2015 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COMLeave a comment       “My momma always said there’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by his shoes. Where they go. Where they been,” said Forrest Gump. Can you believe that was over twenty years ago? The words still hold […]


Flamingo’s Fixin’ to Fly!

Flamingo is a chameleon! I first got her in Miami at the “Pink Palm” gift shop. She was a shining beauty, but not cheap. I promised myself I would buy her as a reward after my next real estate sale when I worked for Majestic Properties in South Beach. All the closings […]


Leavin’ on a Jet Plane… Maybe! 3

I was packed and ready to fly. I had spent days preparing for the airline reunion in Atlanta – a gathering of “Stewardesses of the 1960’s and 70’s.” Yes, there is such a group! In fact we have over 7,000 members! Nancy Duke, the organizer of this “first annual,” had […]

We Did it On the Road! 6

        Yep, we took it on the road! The Jocelyn Farquhar Art Show in Atenas was so successful, we decided others should have the opportunity to enjoy this unique artist’s work.     We were fortunate to hold the show at El Sueño de Mariana in […]

Nosara Art Show

Chili Come-Back! 14

This is the year after the Great Chili Disaster. Last year I just knew I had the winning chili. I had spent two days chopping, sautéing, seasoning, and perfecting the biggest batch I could fit into the huge (and heavy) chicharrone pot. It was filled to the brim and made an […]

Chili CookOff


Is the Child Still Wild Without the Feathers? 20

This is my signature wine glass. It was given to me by my generous and thoughtful friend, Lynn. I had admired her collection of bling wine glasses including the stunning “Mermaid” glass. We both loved that one so much we’ve been known to get into a tug-of-war over who gets it. […]

Do Not Tell Me It Can’t Be Done! 18

I share this sentiment with FDR … In the movie, Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt defies the impossible by rising from his wheelchair on polio shriveled legs and holds himself up to make a point to his advisers who seem to have lost faith in the United States succeeding […]

Carole Connolly Author, Living Life To The Fullest!


Heard it on the Radio! 14

As I was puttering about my kitchen this morning, a soothing voice on the radio grabbed my attention. I put the teapot down, turned up the volume, and was transported to my college dorm room in Cortland, New York, 1964. A poster on the wall was placed at the foot […]