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#81 paulgila

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

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going bamboo!

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already gone bamboo!

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caryota.

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jes going bananas!
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#82 paulgila

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

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on the way home we stopped at the home of bob weas(FM palmgrover),
who currently lives about a mile from me.

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his chambeyronia is getting HUUUUGE!

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more from bobs garden.

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#83 Rafael

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

I am wordless with so many nice documented moments!
I cant wait to land on San Diego, not in Mexico!
Thanks Jeff, Paul and Matty!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

we would love having you here,rafael!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

Come on over Rafael! Don't forget your speedos.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:06 AM

how many do you like to imagine him having? :drool: :rolleyes: :winkie:
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

one per day....and a few formal ones for evening dinners
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Great thread, thanks to the production team. It really does entice one to visit and hang out with the locals, I think my super spicy food days are still with me.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

Paul, thanks for posting some photos from Bob's place. I think my camera battery was dead because I don't have any photos from that afternoon.

Bob, thanks for showing me around your garden!

That evening Paul and Jessie invited some friends over for a St Patrick's Day dinner.
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There was some discussion about Matt's beard
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Our host in his dapper shirt
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It was great to see Kim again, haven't seen her or Bill since the Costa Rican Biennial 4 years ago.
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BS Man in the corner - nice to see Bill again too!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

The next morning Paul, Matt and I met up with Bill for an amazing PRA.
Here we are leaving Paul's house. It was a little chilly that morning.
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First they took me to a spectacular private garden, but the owner does not like photos posted on the internet and I can respect that.
After the private garden tour we headed over to BS Man's house

Huge Dypis
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I forget what this is
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

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Bill's back deck
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I'm sure Paul would have a snarky comment for this one, but I just can't stop laughing :lol:
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View from Bill's upstairs front window.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

New red leaf
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Caryota on the right is getting big
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Bill gave the guys some nice bromeliads
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

I had so much fun visiting with Jeff and Kim and everyone!!!


I Love that pic of Jess with the big flower!!!
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

Jeff,

Thanks for the additional photos! Your were obviously well taken care of! :) And that chilly last morning - you probably wished you had brought your mittens! :lol:

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Mittens!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

we would love having you here,rafael!



Come on over Rafael! Don't forget your speedos.



how many do you like to imagine him having? :drool: :rolleyes: :winkie:



one per day....and a few formal ones for evening dinners

I am not sure my speedos collection will pass through US customs :rolleyes:
Maybe i will be invited to let them behind :lol:
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

:floor:


:bemused:



Wait. Left behind?

I hope you will have something as a backup.
:huh:
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

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one night we decided to change things up from the asian diet we had been on & went
to a pizza place called "blind lady ale house." the pizza is delicious & "interesting,"
the one on top featured avocado & the bottom one was bacon & egg.

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back on the asian diet! we took jeff to our favorite indian place.

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i took some shots from the dinner party,too. bs man wasnt really invited but just showed
up. :mrlooney:
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

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matts going cosmetology school & was practicing on jen.
dont tell anyone.

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amylu weas knows secrets.
about bill.

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bob weas & jeff try out our new furniture & seem to approve.

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kim found it all fascinating.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

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bob doing his best ward cleaver impersonation.

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matt IS a dancin' machine. :rolleyes:

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matt went into a trance & no one could wake him.

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the next day we were setting of in sub-artcic temps to visit a private garden
which we are not at liberty to disclose but it was SPECTACULAR.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

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bs man locked himself in his car.

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then we went to the jardin de BS dewd where matt was nearly
killed by over-grown weeds.
and stuff.

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whenever he wanted to show jeff something he had to burrow a tunnel
through the weeds to get to it like some large,palm-loving groundhog.

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now we near the end of jeffs visit,but that didnt stop us from
having delicious vietnamese food at one of our local faves, pho van.

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and lastly here is jeffs contribution to the "sippy face" photo
series.
thanks for visiting,jeff! we had a wonderful time!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

top notch form on that last sippy face, Jeff. I give it a 10!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Brilliant thread reporting, was Kim watching a ratpack slide show on the telly ?

So is the cold weather leaving yet ? Man it looks freezing still....
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

wal the ratpack slide show doesnt seem to be available here in the states yet.
i keep looking for it at "wal-mart" but no dice. :mrlooney: :lol:

starting to warm up a bit. no more parkas these days. :winkie:
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

Fun thread, fun photos, fun times! Jeff, it was great to see you again, and Costa Rica is on the "to do again list" for sure. Odd, every time I look at this thread I get hungry... :mrlooney:
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

it was great to see you,kim,glad you could attend our little gathering! :)

reviewing these pix it appears to be as much of a gastromical tour as palm tour! :mrlooney:
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#107 Jeff in Costa Rica

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

top notch form on that last sippy face, Jeff. I give it a 10!


Thanks Matt, that's a compliment coming from the king of sippy faces. :mrlooney:

Actually it was easy because huge tapioca pearls were getting stuck in that straw! I almost collapsed a lung trying to sip Thai iced tea...
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Fun thread, fun photos, fun times! Jeff, it was great to see you again, and Costa Rica is on the "to do again list" for sure. Odd, every time I look at this thread I get hungry... :mrlooney:


Kim, I hope you do come down. If you do, we're going to Wilson Botanical Garden. It's definitely not to be missed on your next trip to Costa Rica.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

I had a few last photos to post but my desktop computer crashed and it looks like I lost the photos. It's unfortunate that you will not get to see Paul and Matty frolicking in the Jubaea grove at Balboa Park... :lol:

Paul and Jessie, thanks again for everything. I had the best time! And Paul, you're right about it being a gastronomical tour. It was as much of a FRA (food related activity) as it was a PRA! I couldn't have been happier!
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

awwwwwwwww! We were literally frolicking too! Oh well.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Matt, There was one pic of you in mid-air and it looks like you are levitating. I'm still trying to see if I can salvage some of my photos.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

How high was I?
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

uhhhhhh maybe its better if they stay lost. :rolleyes:
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#114 Jeff in Costa Rica

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

How high was I?


Higher than you thought you were... :mrlooney: :D
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:23 AM


there was a police line-up.
i was not asked to participate.
for once.


we also took a brief tour of burts garden since he lives witihin walking distance
from dennis.
pritchardia species.


the wonderful view from burts back deck.


Dennis' palms are awesome and he is great host!
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Awesome coverage! Thanks for the tour!
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