- 4:36 PM, Sunday,
June 4th, 2023:
- Well we may have
saved the trip by adding on a couple nights and
changing our flights so everyone could just relax a
bit. We've also done the final excursion marking one
per day plus travel. Kids are whooped. But the change
fees for the flights were minimal and the hotel is
cheap so, whew. Get an extra 48 hours to decompress
before we take anouther 5-6 hour van ride to the
airport. Packed 3 weeks into 10 days
- So wait, what will
this entry be? Shit I guess just the
raft/rum/chocolate day - BY FAR the best
day. That was on, uhm, Thursday? I'm gonna probably
tie-in "Float Downstream" to personalize the video a
bit. Settled. That's what it will be. It will be
- Dude there's gonna
be like 10 Costa Rica videos at this rate.
- So yeah, bringing
my rig on an inflatable raft was not for the faint of
heart. But I had a water proof bag with me and at any
moment I could just strip everything down and
save it at the last second. Alas, it was pretty...
well boring. I mean, boring for VR180. You can shoot
distance stuff as long as there's
SOME foreground. Like when I was hiking the
volcano I tried to get some leaves or rocks in there
for perspective. Then the 3D works. The raft
however... man I just don't think it's gonna be very
compelling... which is fine. Which is why the float
downstream theme works where you really just listen to
the sounds and slow-blink like you're napping. Yeah,
that's the sign of a great film: asking the audience
to close their eyes to enjoy it. LMFAO.
- After the raft
however, they gave us fucking RUM?!?!? Wow. And it was
like moonshine. This shit was intense. Good burn...
and of course these iguanas just walked right up to us
trying to eat banana peels. The ones the dude on the
raft pointed to on logs 100 feet away. LOL. Figures.
But I think I got some amazing footge of
- Then to top all
THAT shit off they gave us chocolate? First some
cacoa beans to munch on and then you put it
IN the chocolate for this... orgasmic flavor?
Yech, that sounds kinda gross... I assure you it was
- Then before we got
back to the hotel our guide bought us all lunch? This
wasn't included... but in broken english dude says a
NEW car will be taking us the rest of the way back to
the hotel, so I think they scheduled some shit
wrong and to make up for it bought us some lunch. It
was perfect. I'm big into avoiding all the fancy shit
in foreign cities and finding the real food and this
was most certainly that. I pray it comes across in the
shot I took.
- So I believe
up next for you will be the hanging bridges? However
for me all I can think of is Apple's announcement
tomorrow. Goddamn I hope that thing is amazing.
Goddamn I hope it isn't
THREE FUCKING THOUSAND DOLLARS. $2499
would be still too much for consumer-level but it
would bode far better than $2999.
Either way - they're jumpin' in. It's the start of
this WHOLE THING I've been doing since