Costa Rica GTG at Bosque del Cabo - June 2009

Jul 5th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Nice to hear from you, rivet. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! And how nice for 3 generations of "rivet" women to be able to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica together! I took my mom along on my first 2 trips and she just loved it. We even got her to try SkyTrek in Arenal at age 68.

Yes, I am a gal, lol! It is hard to tell sometimes by a person's writing style and the nicknames they pick up here on the forum.

It was great to meet you guys. I wish our time at BdC had overlapped a little bit more. I hope you went home to nice weather. Canada is a far cry from Costa Rica, but a very beautiful country in it's own right.
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Jul 6th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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Same here, wish we had more of a chance to chat. We had to rush off to Ida's BIg Cat talk after dinner on your first night and I know you had a busy day planned for your second day anyway - off early to the animal sanctuary, I think it was.

Wow, your Mom is a great sport! Sky Trek is awesome! I know a lot of young people who would be nervous to go on it...but that is one of the really great things about Costa Rica. Makes us move away from our comfort zone and experience new things each trip. My Mom was afraid of snakes yet when we went on the night tour with Phillip, she enjoyed seeing a few and other critters he found for us.

On the other hand, we saw how similar our own city is, in one respect, to the little town of Puerto Jimenez. On our way to Nature Air, there must have been a hundred horses and riders all heading out of town. They were all over the road, some carrying 3 or 4 people, some single riders. Our taxi driver said there was a rodeo and we laughed because that is exactly what we were coming home to in Canada. The city where we live goes all out Western for the Calgary Stampede, horses, chuckwagons, rodeo events, parades, pancake breakfasts. A nice memory for us leaving the Osa. Too bad those were the only large wildlife we saw. So envious of those puma sitings
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Jul 9th, 2009, 03:46 AM
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rivet it was great to meet you, your mother and your daughter. Seemed like your mom was really enjoying herself. Sorry about the walk down the hill, I was still a little freaked out by the 2 stalls on hills we had driving in and wanted to make sure the 4wd was working okay in daylight before attempting anymore driving. Was great to have everyone up to the deck for a drink. Hope mr & mrs wickedslick had a great trip afterwards, I know hip ran into them in PJ, very nice couple. I got some pics of those horseriders! Gerly said they werre going to ride to an ailing man's property first so they were all over the road, very cool to see.

Still swamped with back to work stuff but have pics ready and will try to get a trip report together this weekend when I have a breather.
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Jul 9th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Thank you, Shillmac. Things seem to be fine back home, fine enough for me to be traveling again, working on Guatemala and Panama books. I'm in Panama now.

My two big regrets in not making it to BdC were:

1) not being able to meet all of you. (But I did feel like I had met you through Dorothy.)

2) not getting to go to BdC. I just never get down that way anymore. That's Dorothy's territory for the book.

It sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.
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Apr 13th, 2010, 07:02 AM
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What is GTG???? Was hoping to go to BdC in June. Waiting to hear back on availability.
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Apr 13th, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Get together.
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Apr 13th, 2010, 07:13 AM
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I got a chuckle when this thread popped back up. ;-). A GTG is short for "get together". Some of us met up last year at BDC and had a great time. Hope you are able to make it this June, it's an amazing place!
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