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paul & jes: adventures in CR!

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ariscott

With that view, how could you leave??? I guess that is what I miss at my place, being 35km from the coast, we don't get ocean view. Although, 5 acres with ocean view?? I don't think that is quite possible.

Regards, Ari :)

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MattyB

All caught up. Nice work. More.

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Jeff Searle

Enjoyed the travels! Glad you had fun!

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paulgila

its not over yet mr smarty-pants! :angry:

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Jeff in St Pete

I also have more photos but Paul hasn't gotten to that part of the trip yet. In the meantime, here's one of my favorite photos. We had just arrived in Manuel Antonio and were eating a late lunch.

Paul's happy face :)

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Walter John

I love these long yarns you slowly spin about your travels. Works kinda like slow-release fertilizer... :rolleyes::)

I'm hearin' ya Kimmy, and other peoples comments are like mulch on top, yeah, I can go with that...

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ariscott

well.... hurry up then.....

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_Keith

It ain't over till the fat Paul sings.

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paulgila

i am not gonna be singin' for a while so ya better get cozy. :winkie:

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paulgila

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more pix of our first day on the beach in manual antonio.

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beach was kinda quiet since it was not a weekend.

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tall palms.

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paulgila

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the HUGE attalea were cool to see in person.

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jeffs tahina!

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jeff did a great job of being used as scale.

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paulgila

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i was worn out.

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jeff took us to a great local place for lunch.

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here s jeff multi-tasking.

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there was a wide variety of dishes & we tried to get a little of everything.

here we have some fried fish & chicken in a wonderful coconut sauce!

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BS Man about Palms

I thought this was over and you just had Gypped us on pictures...

Guess I'll have to start over... but thats good that there is more.!

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paulgila

much more.thanks for stopping by! :D

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paulgila

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"eat my food or i'll cut you!"

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"alto" means "hurry up & slow down" in queposian.

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heres what it looks like when yer walking around with nothing to do

except take pictures of unwitting strangers who only wear white.

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the name of jeffs favorite local restaurant is as follows: "restaurant."

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paulgila

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almost missed posting the pic of one of the most amazing things we had to eat:

wait for it...

plantain ceviche!!!

:drool:

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guess what this is.

wrong.

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back to the beach .this is how the locals live it up.

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heres where i sat reading these things called "books."

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paulgila

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taking a walk on this beach was like heaven except theres no hymns you have to sing.

"in yer face,bradford!"

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"oooh,look,horses can get into heaven,too!"

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& i kept reading...

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despite the monkeys.

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paulgila

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attaleas kept blowing my mind.

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beach path.

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another shot while sitting on my beach towel just looking up.

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Walter John

Horses can get into Heaven..... :mellow:

I'm thinking A minor... :hmm:

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Kim

Horses can get into Heaven..... :mellow:

I'm thinking A minor... :hmm:

Hasn't that already been done? :hmm: I'm thinking a big, open A major, down to G with the melody rising, then D and back to A... :mrlooney:

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ariscott

Paul, keep your shirt on... lol.

Hurry up.... by the time you are finished, you would be ready to upload your next holiday already...

Regards, Ari :)

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Jeff in St Pete

more tall attaleas.

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That's Astrocaryum standleyanum...

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Jeff in St Pete

Paul in front of an Attalea rostrata

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MattyB

Isn't there some palmtalk rule about these kind of poses? :floor:

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paulgila

at least i was wearing shorts. :angry:

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MikeL

Thanks Paul and Jeff for posting your photos and allowing folks like me to tag along vicariously on your adventure. Thanks also for keeping the shorts on.

The palm you saw so frequently in Braulio Carillo – shown in the numerous photos in Post 65 – looks like Pholidostachys pulchra. I shadowed Andrew Henderson when we took this same walk during the 2008 biennial and came away with that name for the trees in the photos posted below. These aren't the best photos in the world, but they're good enough to see that these are the same trees as shown in Post 65. Andrew wrote up a description of the palms we saw on that trail and described P. pulchra as follows: “medium, stems reddish-brown, pinnate leaves, spicate inflorescence with yellowish fruits.” I remember Andrew cuing us to look for the reddish petioles to help with the identification.

Mike

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paulgila

:lol:

thanks for what looks like an ID!

:lol:

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Jeff in St Pete

Mike, that's definitely it! I had a mental block and couldn't remember the name... thanks!

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paulgila

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spiny palm.

its latin.

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nice hotel on top of the hill which we visited later in the trip.

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attalea with random girl.

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paulgila

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jeff looks confused in this pic: "are you taking it now?"

:lol:

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palm grass.

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baaaaamboooooooo.

there had been a house near this spot at one time.

long gone.

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paulgila

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biggest croton EVER!

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heliconia.

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something interesting but i forget what.

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later at dinner...

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paulgila

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jes was on a caipirinha kick.they were a little sweet for me.

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heres how jeff looks when you are having dinner with him.he never moves or blinks or speaks.

i am not even sure he was breathing.

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the tuna was REALLY good so we got it as often as possible.

or even more so.

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something that made us feel at home: a taco shop.

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paulgila

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here i am looking cool outside the restaurant with luis.

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here i am sizing-up a c.renda.

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you have to see whose mouth can open the widest to establish dominance.

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later there were cheerios for everyone!

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paulgila

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the next morning i woke up with a serious 2% milk hangover so i decided to stick close to

the casa & take some pix.

a little bit o' bali.

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what is this plant in the center,jeff?

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hibiscus(?)

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up at the top of jeffs driveway we spotted a sloth.

the meat was kinda stringy.

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paulgila

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coming up: spice tour hijinks!

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