New Year’s Eve

(Quepos, Costa Rica)

New Year’s Eve went a little like this…

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Our hunter-gathers were sent out shortly after breakfast (read: 11am) to round-up some protein for this evenings feast.

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Us less prone to killing launched into a new game. Joker Rummy! (Thanks Delma)

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When at the house there was always monkeys to see. Today these white-faced capuchins took to stealing this banana flower. For what we’re not sure. We watched them jump up and down on it for some time.

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This guy was a fine lounger.

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Out at the boat the fish were plenty. Uncle Wayne was set with the tricky job of cleaning the triggerfish. A fish with skin like that of a rhinos.

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No problem here though.

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Then there’s this…

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Gregory speared an eel and insisted that he was going to cook it up to feed to us all. Uncle Greg’s expression seems to say it all.

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On a more appetizing note, they brought home these tasty little pompano.

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Potato preparation underway.

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Chicken of the Sea!! Triggerfish – tastes just like Chicken McNuggets.

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These ladies enjoyed them.

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Momma bear taking in the last sunset of 2014.

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Back to this…. yuck.

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Lucky for all of us it did not fare well on the bbq.

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Happy New Year from the crew.

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Dad’s hat that is now my new hat.

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It was smiles and good vibes all around as the clock counted down to midnight.

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Lovely ladies.

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Nothing but love.

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Then the Heads Up fired up! A wonderful game that pits family members against each other and brings out Gregory’s best lectures about naming animals properly.

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Have we mentioned cruiser’s midnight is 9pm? It took a coffee or two to get us through to midnight. Coffee with a scoop of icecream of course.

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Auntie Susie and I.

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Then the party moved to third story covered deck for the midnight count down.

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There was dancing.

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And love.

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and bubbly!

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Cheers to a great year and an even better one to come!

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Daddio and I watching the fireworks.

 

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Did I mention the dancing?

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I attempted to teach the flip. Why I volunteered to be the flipper is unknown.

 

One comment

  1. Sarah Stu G Schmidt · · Reply

    Oh the flip. That old trick

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