I have been waiting to email you this because I still have not found all the words to express how much meeting you and Matt meant to Chad and I. So I’m just going to explain honestly where I’m at and hope you don’t feel that I’m overwhelming!
So planning this trip, I wanted my kids to fall in love with a country that when I first went there, the only reason I came home was because I missed my kids! So I wanted this trip to be filled with as much culture and beauty, so they could see how simple we could some day live. So we started in Samara and I picked a little bit of a fancier place, but still in the jungle, then Parrita, after that we went to the fusion home, after you, the treehouse, then finished in San Gerardo de dot. So I’m not going to lie to you... I was insanely excited about the treehouse, more then anything. My second I was most excited for was Samara, 3rd Parrita then San Gerardo The fusion home, I was the least excited about... seriously I feel bad telling you this! But I picked it because it said award winning and you had 5 stars! Not until we were in samara did I realize we had to walk to the house.. didn’t bug me, and was just excited for the experience! So we loved samara, didn’t want to leave but it was not junglie enough... I Hated Parrita, I told chad it had bad JuJu. So next was the fusion home....
upon arrival we meet a man with the best accent EVER! With the cutest dog we’ve seen! Walking up with Matt was so amazing... we asked, while out of breath, you do this everyday? He walking at the same pace, breathing fine!!! Said Yes, then proceeded to tell us everything about this amazing place. Everything positive!!! Then completely out of breath we walk up to your smiling face, with the best treat you could could give after that hike... a cold towel! You smiled and said to run up to the balcony, so we didn’t miss the sunset.... Then the view... I could go on but you get it! The JuJu changed! We spent three amazing nights there... falling in love with EVERYTHING! Talking about constantly how inspiring you two really are! Leaving there was hard, but knowing my next place was the one I was so excited about, it was ok! But I was wrong, the house was being eaten by termites, smell of paint stain consumed the entire place... and stupid mom thoughts wouldn’t stop running through my head about one of the kids sleep walking and falling over the knee high bench that drops 40 feet. I immediately missed the fusion home! No joke! The land and the beaches were amazing and beautiful! No match! But we missed and talked about Finca Belivista constantly! Ending our trip in San Gerardo was perfect but just a stoping point to San Jose!
So after sadly coming home and trying to readjust to this life in the US, we so much hate. We talked as a family about our favorite things about the trip and it was unanimous Fushion Home was it! We’ve been so overwhelmed with emotion! We cry daily. We want out! We want what you have! I’ve also been talking to my parents about retiring there! But I need you to understand how grateful we are for meeting you both! We watched the show Matt was in... and we all agree, there is no Matt without Amy! Be proud of yourselves! You truly are inspiring! We honestly love you both so much! You have no idea!
I emailed to see properties for sale. But I don’t want to overwhelm you more then I already have!
Hope all is well! Miss you everyday!
Chad Lily Jax