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Hunting in Costa Rica

Monday, July 16, 2012

From Sister Galvez his mission mom.

July 16 2012

Whats up family how is everyone?? 
 I'm doing really well!! just enjoying it here in La Loma. I like this area a lot, it's pretty cool. But i think Turrialba is still my favorite.. we will see what happens with time. That's so sick you guys are planning the trip and everything!! I'm SOOO excited also!! Yeah that sounds good with the 3 days of exploring and 7 days on the beach and playing and stuff!! The places that i would like to revisit are maybe some of my converts in Turrialba and Paraiso, and stuff... i don't know exactly... Turriabla we could just go there for a day... maybe if you get a hotel here in San Jose for the 3 days cuz these places are really close in a car! That is so awesome that all those people want to come!! I'm so excited!!! Yeah a beach house would be really sweet if all of us can live together at the same time!! I don't know about the food though... there is no Costco or Sams club here... just Pricemart... and its like Costco but there are only like 3 here in Costa Rica... so idk if you guys wanna eat out or pay that lady... whatever you guys think... there are little Sodas(restaurants) everywhere that are really good and pure tico food!! Just whatever you guys think would be best!! Those beaches that you said dad, sound good... the paradaiso one is not the same place that i stayed.. Paraiso was my area but its not even close to a beach. But the Beach Flamingo or everyone else sounds really good... I'm sure the agent knows a lot about the beaches, just try and find one with white sand and blue water... haha. If you cant find a really sick beach house you should try and get just a bunch of rooms really close together in a hotel, maybe the Hilton Papagayo or something there in Guanacaste.. But im sure you guys are gonna plan it really well!
  Dad... that is sooo sick you guys are out spotting and stuff!! I'm sooo proud of you!! You better not shoot a 3x3... its gotta be at least a 7x7!!! haha Dude tell Bridger to talk to the guides to get them to give me a job when i get home!!! You gotta talk to him!! I would do anything!! tell him i could be like the grunt worker and work my way up to a guide!! So what about the tree stands? Is it gonna be the rut during the hunting season... how is the weather lookin..? That's so awesome buck is getting into the spirit now... you gotta work hard to be able to see the results and if you wanna tag a monster!!! Dude i was looking in the cabelas catalog that i have right now at the Viper Vortex binoculars... i was thinking the same thing... i even went through all the magazine highlighting all the stuff that i was gonna buy when i get home and i highlighted those!! Buy them quick!!! You gotta spend your money wisely man,, buy the things that you need most importantly... hey you can use my range finder if you want? actually that would be really good!! When are you gonna check the trail cams? when you do you need to send me the pics!! The cabelas bible hasn't gotten here yet... how long did they say it was gonna take?? 
 So yeah we are doing well here in our zone... we should be able to complete the goal.. so we are excited! We should have like 4 families get baptised this next Saturday and last Saturday we had a family get baptised.. and then the 28th we have 3 more families getting baptised! So pray for the zone! Today for pday we went to this store that designs customized tshirts and pretty much anything that we want... for example we are having them make tshirts for the zone that are gonna be so sick looking! Also the guy there has a machine to make missionary tags.. so he is gonna make a ton for all of us.. they are exact replicas of our tags, so we are gonna put like funny names and stuff that we want... mine is gonna say "Elder Pura Vida" and the other one "Elder RAWHIDE", it is gonna be sick! 
  Wow i cant believe i already have 17 months... its going be really fast!! I love the mission a lot and i wanna keep being a missionary and stuff, but i cant wait to get home to see you guys and start my life! it'll be sick!!! 
  Well i love you guys a ton!! talk to you soon!! thanks so much for getting the family pic.. and for sending the cabelas catalog! Tell everyone i love them a ton! Choa! 
Elder Christensen

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 9, 2012

Whats up family!

Im doing great, how are you guys?? So today was pretty fun.. we went to this like recreation place, it was chill cuz it has like ziplines, paintball, obstical courses, 4wheelers, rock wall climing, swimming pools, ping pong, pool tables, horse back riding, and a bunch of other stuff, obviously we couldnt do most of the stuff they had, cuz its against the rules. But we did do the military obstical course and rock wall climing, the other stuff we really exspensive so we didnt do it. But it was pretty fun, we went as a zone, so there was about 16 of us. Some elders didnt go. 
  So how is everything... how is work dad? And mom? Hows summer Majerle and Maddi? Are you getting ready for the hunt in a couple weeks dad? You gotta get out their as much as posible!!! Shoot that bull that bridger took the picture!! Did it still have velvet?? Hey did you guys send my cabelas catalog?? if not... im gonna be really mad!! haha Did you really buy trail cams dad?? So me and Elder Guzman, this kid from texas in my zone, have been talking a lot... he wants to be a fireman, he said they make bank... and it would be fun, but i dont know what their schedule is like... also i wanna know if i could like stuff during the summer in like UVU or Salt Lake Communtiy College, so that i can hunt during the winter.... can you find that out for me please!! 
  Thats so sick that you guys had those two families over for dinner,,, i miss them a ton!! Yeah we gotta get a big huntin trip planned with Mike and stuff for the next hunting season when i get back!! That would be so awesome!! 
 That is so sick that Alex Thompson headed out on his mish!! And that all those people got married already.. thats so crazy!! Who else is on their mish that we know? 
  So my zone is really good, there are some elders that dont work and some that fight with their comps.. but we are handling it, so dont worry!!! We had the interviews with President last thursday... it was soo awesome!! He is such a cool guy!!! I love him!! He is just so down to earth.. we were talking about football for like 10 minutes just chillin and what not.. it was funny.. also the Sister Wilkinson is so hilarious also... she reminds me of you a ton mom!! its crazy!! Its really different with the new president... cuz like when i would talk to President Galvez... i would get so scared and everything... and with President Wilkinson its like talking to another Elder or something just cuz were like good friends and stuff... its funny... i love them both, but they are so diferent!!
  So we are doing really good in the zone right now... we are probably gonna complete our goals for this month and babtise a bunch of families!! :) 
  Well i love you guys a ton!! Make sure you guys sent the cabelas catalog, and try to get the family pic as fast as you can so i can have it hopefully the next time!! :) Get out in the field and hunt dad!!! I love you guys so much!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 2, 2012

What up!!!
  Hey family how are you guys? im doing really well.. liking my area and my comp and my zone... its fun! So today we went to costco and bought some stuff, i bought Mac and cheese, and Peanut Butter and Jelly and some other nick nacks. Then we went and played risk with some of the zone. And thats pretty much all we did,, kinda a boring day! But still fun! 
 So yeah President Wilkinson got here on Friday.. and President Galvez left Saturday afternoon. We have not met him yet, but we have interviews with him on the 5th of July! So that should be really good!! 
 Dad!!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME!! i am so excited for you guys!! Youre gonna tag a huge bull man!!! You have to do everything to tag out man!! You really bought trail cams? that is so sick... finally you are taking this seriously man!! Thats what i like to hear!! Go out and spot as soon as you can!! Get ready for it baby... you got six weeks...!!! IM SOOOO EXCITED!!! Dude that is soo awesome! Where is the private property at? which canyon? UGH i cant wait to get out and hunt... you gotta tag a huge bull just for me!! You gotta get your bow ready and you cant use my arrows tho... go buy some really good ones at Cabelas!! 
    Thats crazy that you got interviewed mom... that will be really cool... did dad not get interviewed?? I bet the bishopbric dinner went really good... thats cool you are getting to use your smoker a lot dad!! Yeah i actually would love some more jerky.. you should try a diferent recipe this time too.. and smoke it obviously. So hey i dont know how well the picture of the family at grandmas house is gonna turn out.. did you not take it to a kinkos and get it scaned to be able to send it? so the quality was better,... or did you just take a pic of it with a cam? Cuz the quality isnt that great... i dont wanna sound annoying but i want it to be good quality so that i can print it out and have it to show to people here!! So if you guys could do that as soon as posible... take all three of the photos(the family with the mountain, the grandkids, and the modern one of the family) to kinkos and make sure its the best quality that you can get it, to send it to me by email.. i would love that!! :):) Thats so sick that the Hunting Bible got there... how long is it gonna take to get here??
  That is crazy that there are so many fires lately... its actually a really good thing for the wild animal population so that there are new shrubs so they can eat and stuff and the population will go up more!!! 
  Thats awesome you guys are startin to get the trip planned... i would like to stay in Guanacaste tho... that seems to be the place where everyone likes... just cuz its right next to the beach... the other resort sounds cool mom, but its kinda in the mountains and not really close to the beach... but idk... whatever you guys think would be better. 
  Well i love you guys a ton!!!! Keep on huntin, and working, and being good in your church calling, and all that good stuff!!! Talk to ya next weeek
 Elder Christensen