Hush Valley hosted our first guests of the season!
We were thrilled to be enjoying the company of Bernie, Bernie, and Joe.
After a harrowing trip, they arrived in the dark, hungry and tired. They were still interested in our legendary trout dinner though.
Unfortunately, fish dont eat in the dark but we were able to net us a few beautiful trout in the dark.
They werent staying but one night, so we packed as much action as we could in a few hours.
This included a trip to Roberto's place.
Roberto uses our Hush Valley trout to smoke, and sell at market.
Roberto has also recently been using our trout roe to create trout caviar!
I think we were all hesitant to try it (Especially Joe!), but it was truly a delicious treat.
These guys had a sense of adventure! Bernie Sr., and Joe had no idea where they were going or what they were doing- just that they were headed to Costa Rica.
Roberto gave them a 'trout 101' course, the morning they were departing.
We all bought some smoked trout, and we made smoked trout Quesadillas later that day. (Smoked HVL trout, cream cheese and cilantro spread, pico de gallo, onion, tomato and sour cream- delicious! ).
At times, its hard not to interject when a guest only books for one night. There is so much to see and do in Rio Blanco. All natural entertainment and real, rural Costa Rican living happens up here in the mountains. Far from a 'tourist' type area.
If you are thinking about joining us at Hush Valley lodge, our recommendation is to stay at least two days- you wont regret it!
We welcome Bernie and his fun crew back to Hush Valley anytime!
After the hurricane, we had a fair amount of downed trees on the property. Rather than let them sit, we chose to integrate them into our current project.
Using an Alaskan chainsaw mill, Jonathon, Martin and Dave milled up some beautiful lumber!
The colors in the wood made some beautiful boards.
We aren't loggers, and have no desire to harm any of the fabulous flora/fauna here, but downed (non-native) trees are fair game for projects here.
With all of the rain we have had, followed by several beautiful weeks of sun, the flowers are out in full force. Check out these beauties, and then check out Quinns latest blog post at www.thecostaricakid.com
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