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FDH does Costa Rica...
« on: January 05, 2006, 04:58:10 PM »
I figured it was time to start a thread on the goings on with Harold down here. Since Harold's access to a connection is a littled limited, I suspect I will be able to say all sorts of things about him and get away with it...  ;D

Harold arrived in our neck of the jungle on Sunday and we drove out to the second finca - otherwise known as Monte Cristo. He is staying with a young couple who have been warned about grits and such not...

First few days was for Harold just to detox - and so far I haven't heard much. We walked around the finca which is about 70 acres, much of it vertical. I suspect it took him a couple of days to recover.

Tomorrow I am going down to check on him and see if he has had a run in with the local boa yet.

I heard today that his container is being processed in San Jose - so we might see it as early as next week. Then we can really get cracking!

So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 05:26:00 PM »
Costa Rica will never be the same. :D :D :D
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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006, 05:26:56 PM »
We snuck him in so the locals wouldn't know what they were in for...
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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2006, 05:30:21 PM »
Smart move. They have or sympathy. :D
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006, 05:49:30 PM »
Poor Harold.

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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 06:30:16 PM »
 :) 8) ;D
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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006, 09:32:33 PM »
Give him a few more days. He'll have them whipped into shape and eating GRITZ in no time at all. :D :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006, 10:28:45 PM »
Remind me again, I'm trying to recall the history and evolution of this country, Costa Rica used to be an island in the bermuda triangle correct? Then during the cuban missle crisis it was towed up the panama canal to be used for scientific testing on monkeys and thier resistance to caffeine induced comma. Since the monkeys were uneffected they began trying to attract other test subjects with tales of natural resource riches.

I could be off a little on this as I'm not the sharpest thorn in the jungle any more, and sorry about the odor.

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2006, 11:39:03 PM »
Remind me again, I'm trying to recall the history and evolution of this country, Costa Rica iused to be an island in the bermuda triangle correct? Then during the cuban missle crisis it was towed up the panama canal to be used for scientific testing on monkeys and thier resistance to caffeine induced comma. Since the monkeys were uneffected they began trying to attract other test subjects with tales of natural resource riches.

I could be off a little on this as I'm not the sharpest thorn in the jungle any more, and sorry about the odor.

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2006, 01:06:13 AM »
Harold is going to like his new boots when he catches that boa ! 8)
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2006, 06:11:23 AM »
I think you have it right Jeff - and there is an infinite resistance in me to coffee as far as I can tell.

By the way, almost all the Costa Ricans drink tea - it really makes you wonder!
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2006, 04:04:27 PM »
Have you had to drag him out of any water bodies yet lookin for 'sunken treasure'?   ???
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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2006, 04:56:51 PM »
...  the second finca - otherwise known as Monte Cristo.  ...

Does it come with any of dem name-sake ceeegars ?  I might have ta' make anudder trip south.  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2006, 09:19:37 PM »
Nope, no cigars.

I saw Harold today - he is doing fine. He and the family I got him staying with (watching out for him if the truth be told...) are getting along real well.

He hasn't poisoned them with grits yet - they are still in his container.

Of course I have pictures - I'll post them tomorrow.

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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2006, 06:48:04 AM »
I suspect that Harold will not be converting to many of the locals to grits eaters as he will have to hide his stash then.  If the customs guys take a liking to grits then he will never get anymore. :D :D

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2006, 03:44:50 PM »
A few pictures - can't have a thread without pictures!



This is Harold at the river on Monte Cristo - notice the expression? I had just told him we have to walk back UP the hill, either that or a horse.



Yesterday we went to the second finca, the one Harold saw back in the spring - he was of course hoping that the trees were big enough to cut - but they are only 2.5 years old! A few more years and they won't be safe.



That isn't to say that we don't have a few big ones - for example, this is in a wild area. I think Harold would like to get to this one! We did find a couple of big ones for him to saw up - and they are pretty rare wood too.

One is we believe Ron-Ron (think Cocobolo) and is about 3 feet in diameter, perhaps 120+ feet tall. The other one is this:



This is a Guayaba de Montaña - wild fruit tree. That little white tree in the distance is the end. When a big tree falls - it creates a "Corridor of Light" that regenerates the forest. Pretty cool really. We will remove this one and replant some Mahogany, Christobal and other shade loving trees.

Harold is also getting used to our bridges:



He was doing real well - until I told him that the guys wanted to test the bridge and he was the best candidate...

Hope you liked the pictures.
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2006, 05:49:17 PM »
Pretty cool pics!  That looks like a pretty amzing place to live, and sounds like quiet an adventure to live there   :)
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Re: FDH does Costa Rica...
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2006, 06:02:32 PM »
SO Harold, when ya coming back home?  ;D :D ;)
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2006, 06:08:30 PM »
SD,

You may have to take him in Canada as I think the US has blocked him from coming back now that we have shipped him out. ;D

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2006, 06:11:15 PM »
Yeah, you could say it is an adventure.  ::)

Not everyone adapts very well done here - but I think FDH is going to be just fine.

Not sure if Costa Rica will survive him though...  :o
So, how did I end up here anyway?


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