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#229554 - 02/07/07 04:26 AM Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4
Tarbaby Offline
We left SP Feb 4. It's February 7 and as I look at my pictures of paradise, it all seems weeks ago. First day after arrival - we went fishing - 13 people on 4 boats, dividing boats between mangroves and reef, off to catch our dinner for a few nights. Heavy wind, tough fishing, but we all arrived back at our dock with various levels of success and all sorts of "our guide was the best" stories- and plenty of fish for tacos and grilled fish several nights. What if the weather had been perfect? Fish overload? Thanks Steve at Coconets for finding these guides for us and getting them there right on que.

Casa de Lisa and Redonda are awesome. A private pool, a private dock, a grounds caretaker, a fantastic maid, mercy, I'm in heaven. Simon took care of our food/booze stock - perfect service.

A bunch took off for cave tubing and zip lining with Suya Tours (can't compare Suya to anyone else as we've always used them...will never know any difference unless they close up - we love Carlos) - they had a blast, got first class service on the trip. Others fished the dock, not much luck - one bone fish. The water was stirred up much of the week due to wind. More reason to drink beer and sip rum punch.

We did a lot of our own cooking so can't report much on food. However, had another lunch at Wet Willies and had great fritters and quesadillas. A town venturer brought Waraguma Lobster Burritos back for the group as an appetizer one night...oh my. I love that place.

Shopped for jewelery gifts, found a cool little jeweler on Middle St, always like the jewelry store at Fidos.

The guys went conching and lobstering with Suya.....they made our ceveche for us....ya'll....to die for! We also made our own lobster and conch fritters. I shopped for the vegies at several small shops in town and, well, for us cooking types, that is so cool.

Caught JJW for his shows. He was having a big time and so were we.

I made a lot of pics last year, this year mostly of our people having a good time. So, I'll just leave you with the narrative. Oh yeah. There was a full moon Thursday night. 350 or so sleeps.....

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#229557 - 02/07/07 04:51 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: Tarbaby]
Anonymous
ah, pithy but not paltry...Thanks but need pics!!! Are those two rental homes and where are they located.

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#229577 - 02/07/07 02:55 PM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: ]
Tarbaby Offline
I think that's a compliment. Will work on pics.

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#229578 - 02/07/07 03:07 PM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: Tarbaby]
Tarbaby Offline
And, yes, rentals thru M&M Rental. 3.5 miles south of town.

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#229641 - 02/08/07 01:32 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: Tarbaby]
susieb Offline
Thanks for the report - As I write it's 11 degrees outside, so the vicarious trip to the tropics is very, very welcome! We're heading to Camp Belize in June and have the week before JJW to enjoy Belize. I do hope you'll post some pictures... and any additional info. you wish you'd have known before your trip -
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#229642 - 02/08/07 01:32 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: Tarbaby]
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Thanks for the report - As I write it's 11 degrees outside, so the vicarious trip to the tropics is very, very welcome! We're heading to Camp Belize in June and have the week before JJW to enjoy Belize. I do hope you'll post some pictures... and any additional info. you wish you'd have known before your trip -
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#229647 - 02/08/07 02:19 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: susieb]
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Brrrr susieb. We're having a warm spell - 51 degrees. Nothing much is coming to mind as far as wish I'd known. If you do many tours, you'll need plenty of cash. The major stores take travelers checks but the little stores don't. Arrive early for the shows if you want to be near the front. If you prefer some elbow space, don't sweat getting there early and take over a picnic table on the side deck. Biggest thing I'd say is stay more than one week which it sounds like you have covered....lucky dog. I looked at my pics again today and it's people people people. Hoping to get some from the rest of our group that are more scenic and less incriminating!

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#229648 - 02/08/07 02:22 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: Tarbaby]
Tarbaby Offline
Oh, I thought of one....stretch your legs verrryyy well before climbing the ruins at Lamanai!


Edited by Tarbaby (02/08/07 02:23 AM)

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#229670 - 02/08/07 06:43 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: Tarbaby]
Anonymous
Scenic is good...incriminating better....nekkid is best! :-)
(Yes was a compliment)

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#229721 - 02/09/07 01:40 AM Re: Trip Report Jan 28-Feb 4 [Re: ]
susieb Offline
We're just hoping we haven't 'aged out' of incriminating!

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