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Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:25 pm
by TX.
We'd been saving all year to rent an island in Belize, but that can now wait.

My wife has a friend that has a place in Costa Rica and she said we could stay for free...Hell Yes! Change of plans!
Her place is in the rain forest and near an active volcano.
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When sitting on the porch, I had flocks of parakeets flying over me, so many birds...and monkeys (not a parakeet).
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And me taking pics of flowers trying to learn the new lense.
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...And ants.
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We kept busy and tried to stay off the beaten path, we did hanging bridges and zip lines 300 feet over the forest bed.
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We did a cocoa plantation tour, and a coffee plantation tour (pics on phone).
My wife brought our oldest down here last year for a graduation present, they went to the Caribbean side.
This year we went to the Pacific side.....





Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:56 pm
by The Wandering Blues
Wow. Absolutely stunning.

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:53 pm
by TX.
I hired a charter for a Friday,but there was a hard front coming in so we busted out early from the rain forest for a half day Thursday trip....
The sails had come in early this year but since we were trolling, we'd get what we got. I just wanted the kids to catch fish.

Ben started off w/ a good mahi
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Then he piloted the boat the rest of the day.

Alex got 6 mahi..."Dad, is this really fishing?"
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and he got a yellowfin.
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Poor Natalie was seasick as shit...lucky round for her.
She landed the only sail!
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Then they threw out the teasers for me...

I had 4 mahi hit the fly, had one hook up, lost it.

Landed a tuna....tuna suck, they go straight down caught them before, meh.
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A restaurant on the beach cooked up our catch for us (pics on phone). It was delicious. (Sail and two mahi were released btw).
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...And the captain of our boat also owns a surf shop, so the kiddos got surfing lessons.
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Ben killed it.


Overall, fucking beautiful.
Cheap...No, American pricing on everything.
We ate at one shithole (and it was really) that was 88 bucks!
Do it again? in a heartbeat.
Live there, prb not.

Fin

Artsy shit:
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Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 pm
by Transylwader
Excellent shit, Scott! Way to get after em. Damn the kiddos have grown up. Happy New year :cool

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:27 pm
by FredA
Nice! TX for the win. Everything about that TR looks quite enjoyable.

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:36 pm
by SLSS
FredA wrote: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:27 pm Nice! TX for the win. Everything about that TR looks quite enjoyable.
No shit! Well played, pops, And mom. And everybody.

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:49 am
by SOBF
That didn't suck.

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:46 am
by rampant
Well played!

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 am
by fatman
:smile

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:20 pm
by CC Riebeeck
Dig that shit...fuck the west
Never mind North and Esox

:cool


next time kill some tropical birds...we’ve irons to tie...

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:28 pm
by Honyuk96
I hope that toucan came back in a bag. Nice Tr

Re: Shitty little FTR (Family Trip Report)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:02 pm
by K_P
Clearly, it sucks to be you. :cool