Since I live by the motto “It’s better to me lucky than good,” it was appropriate that I stumbled upon this year’s Spring Break hot spot while putting on the Marlin University down in Costa Rica. Joan Vernon, one the great ladies in sportfishing, runs a tournament series called the Presidential Challenge and one of its stops is down in Playa Carrillo, where she also own a house. I usually see Joan at the Hotel Guanamar at least one night of our trip and sure enough, there she was after our first day of fishing, enjoying a tall frosty drink at the bar. After we chatted for bit I mentioned that I was wondering what I was going to do with my boys over the upcoming Spring Break. Vernon immediately suggested that we come and stay at her home on Long Key. She wasn’t going to be there and she said that she’d really like for us to come down and use the house.