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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.....

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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.


Artsy shit:
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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.
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By fatman
So you want to own a flyshop?

Great stuff, Rich, keep em coming.

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