Costa Rica GTG at Bosque del Cabo - June 2009

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:10 PM
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plum - the seats for the low season (May - onwards) will be released soon, act fast as the locos go fast, usually only 2 per flight. Last year I had a friend email me when they were available to purchase. I don't have that email anymore but I do have my email saved when I did buy them - 11/08/08. And I know I bought them within a day or so of being available, so looks like another 2 weeks they should be up. Can't hurt to start checking in a week or so.
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Oct 21st, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, Tully. I will be doing that as well. How about you?
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Oct 21st, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Thank you! I guess I better reel myself in for a minute - I'm getting way ahead of myself. Guess I better go the FIRST time before buying tickets for a return trip! See, this is why I have to start taking at least two trips a year... But, thanks for the tip on the loco fares - I'll keep that in mind for future trips...
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Oct 21st, 2008, 07:53 PM
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you're welcome...

let me revise that though....I bought them 11/08/07 If it was 11/08/08 I'd already be back from vacation & know who won the election (shhhh...I won't tell anyone )
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Jan 4th, 2009, 12:41 PM
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just a heads up
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Jan 30th, 2009, 11:58 AM
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I've been working a lot lately and have been missing my time here on Fodors!

I figure I at least have a minute to bring this back up to the top for any oldies or newbies who are planning a trip this year.
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Jan 30th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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Okay. At this point, I cannot promise anything, and if it were to work out, it definitely could not be for the full week. (I barely know my schedule for spring, let alone summer.) So how do these things work? I mean, you can't reserve the whole place for this event, can you? In all my time here, I've never been to BDC, but I know it's not a large place.
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Jan 30th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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That would be great Jeff if you 'swing by' No, we're not reserving the whole place, just posting our dates and hoping maybe we can get a few of us all together, even if people come and stay for 3-5 nights. There's 16...I think...possible places to stay but shillmac, hvc & I are only taking up one of them.

Would be great to meet you if scheduling works out!
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Jan 31st, 2009, 11:01 AM
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Okay, this is not really "motmot", this is shillmac (go figure). I am having a LOT of trouble logging on and actually had to get a new name the other day. "Shillmac" works from my home computer, but weird things are going on in general. A friend from Vermont, who has been a regular on and off, is now unable to log on under either screenname that she has set up. Very frustrating!

So, Jeff, I think it would be GREAT if you could come by. I just know this is going to be an awesome time! And just think, you could have the opportunity to see the puma with the rest of us! We ARE going to see a puma! Right, hip?
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Jan 31st, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Hi motmot (AKA shillmac),

You'd think there would be a way for the Fodor's website gurus to fix the login issue. I wonder if there's a way to contact them?

My screen name has always worked, but I had to get a new password at one point which annoyed me.

I've started tracking airfare to SJO for June and looking at what kind of time I think I can budget for the trip. I think I'm gonna be able to pull this off! Getting excited, but still need to make sure I have a few other things squared away financially before I make an ultimate comittment.

I'd love to meet Jeff as well!
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Jan 31st, 2009, 04:52 PM
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And I, all of you.
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Jan 31st, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Jeff and Cam - That will be really great if you two can make it! I'll be waiting to hear when you get those plane tix!

shillmac -- Well at least motmot is a cute name! Seriously though, I'm sure the problem will be fixed soon. I had trouble logging in for a few days a week or so ago.

The new BDC website looks fantastic!
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Jan 31st, 2009, 08:00 PM
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cam - keep your eye on AA, I've been eyeballing fares just for kicks and mostly rates around $114 each way, plus taxes, out of Tampa, so you should be able to get a rate near that. Hope you can make it! And Jeff too. And we're gonna see a puma, didn't you hear?!

motmot hee, please send me another scot, the one you sent has a dent
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Jan 31st, 2009, 08:15 PM
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I checked AA earlier today, tully and they do have some decent fares.

I've also been watching Spirit because they sometimes have crazy fare sales. They recently had one that would have cost less then 200$ RT (Orlando-SJO), but you had to travel in March. 300$-ish is certainly do-able as well. I should be able to take the plunge and purchase soon.

I can't wait to see that puma! An ocelot would be nice too, and a tapir... ;-)
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Feb 1st, 2009, 04:27 PM
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How did he get his dent? Don't be rough!

I'm so jealous of those cheap airfares! OKC-SJO, through DFW is $595 right now, which is about $100 less than last year, but still it's high. I could almost fly to Florida first and save $$.

Percy, you there? How are you doing? Like my new name? Hopefully I can be shillmac again soon. This split personality is making me exhausted!
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Feb 1st, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Hey, our numbers are growing! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, Jeff and Cam. I'll bet you'll both find a way to make it! How could you resist?!

Hi hip. . .it is kind of cute isn't it? Maybe I'll keep it. You know, there HAVE been posters (not lately) who have posted under a couple of names and been real stinkers. Kind of childish. . .like identical twins pulling pranks!
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 03:49 AM
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I dunno, I like mot mot to motmot, but it's all in the pronounciation

cam that's a very humble wishlist! I'm only hoping for a boa, puma, ocelot, tapir & jaguarundi. Simple, eh?
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Feb 28th, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Hi all,

Not to whine or complain (even though I am!), but I had a heck of a time finding this post to bump it back to the top of the list.

I tried searching for 'Costa Rica GTG' and was told that no posts in the past year tagged 'Costa Rica' matched that text string. Say what!? Grrrr! I finally went through tully's profile and kept going back through screen after screen of her previous posts until I finally found what I was looking for. I'm trying to give this new forum format a fair chance, but I'm underwhelmed thus far.

Okay, so ranting aside, I just wanted to let tully, shillmac/motmot and Hipvirgochick know that I purchased airfare to Costa Rica yesterday! I wasn't sure if I'd be able to pull it off financially with my rescheduled Peru trip happening at the beginning of May, but my job has required me to work a ton of OT over the past couple of months and I do get paid for those extra hours, so Costa Rica here I come!!

I've already touched base with Leonardo about BdC cabina availability. Looks like I'll be there June 27, 28 and 29. I'll get the reservation made officially next week. I'm bringing a friend from work with me who I travel with from time to time. This will be her inaugural Costa Rica visit and she's very excited. I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you and hunting down that puma (and everything else on my list; and tully's too ;-) )! Woo hoo!!
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Mar 1st, 2009, 04:55 AM
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Oh cam that is awesome! Really awesome! (my friends always tell me to stop saying that word so much, lol) Seriously, that is exciting, I am so glad you can make it and look forward to meeting you. We will have to have sundowners at Miramar and a "group outing" to the Titi to look for 'our' pumas...and a boa....and a silky anteater..and

and....I know what you mean about finding threads, very hard to do

Awesome news!
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Mar 1st, 2009, 06:12 AM
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Hey Cam--that is SO exciting! Can't wait to meet you--I just know we'll all have a ball! So happy it worked out. Good for you on the OT--there should be some fabulous compensation for all that work.

Now everyone, who will be our next victim? Come on down!
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