Probably the best part about having seasonal jobs is the vacation time between seasons. There are not too many jobs out there where you get four months vacation a year. Starting April 7th I will have off for two months until mid June when I return to the Tetons to be a wildlife safari guide. Two months sounds like it is going to be a pretty long vacation but it sure doesn’t seem like it’s going to be all that long. When thinking about all that I want to accomplish in those two months I will have to cut some things out for lack of time.
As of right now I am going to visit family and friends in Wisconsin for two weeks. Then fly out to Nicaragua for a month where I might try and get over to Cuba before it is legal for Americans to go there… As far as you all know, I am not going there. It would be unfortunate to have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines or go to jail for 7 years. I tried doing some research on how to get there but it is pretty much impossible to set it up from the US because it is blocked by the government. I will have to figure things out once I get there. Cuba is just so alluring because it is illegal and once the borders are opened to US citizens it will be quickly Americanized. Another plan I had was go to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica for a week and do some hiking, camping and photography. It is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Great place for wildlife photography and landscapes along the Pacific cost. While I am in Nicaragua I will be spending some time in Esteli again and hopefully Managua and La Paz. I haven’t talked to my buddy Mike about it yet but hopefully it works out.
My buddy John bought a one way ticket to Nicaragua a few weeks back so it will be fun hanging out with him. I think we are going to try and get to the Corn Islands off the Caribbean cost and maybe rent a beach house for a week if it works out. Whatever the case, I just cannot wait to get down there and de-thaw after this winter. I am ready for summer and the warm weather it brings.