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On Monday we headed to Juigalpa. Since it was Labor Day and I had the day off I figured it would be a good time to take care of some business for my wifes visa. One of the things that you need when you apply for a visa is police reports from everywhere you've lived since you were 16 years old. Because my wife grew up in Acoyapa in the Department of Chontales we needed to go to Juigalpa (capital of the department) to get the police reports. When we arrived at the police station we were told that we had to come back at 2 PM. Since that left an hour and a half to kill we decided to get some lunch.

It Rained A Little
It Rained A Little
Someone Is Sleeping In There
Someone Is Sleeping In There
FSLN Has Seen Better Days
FSLN Has Seen Better Days
El Yerdugo
El Yerdugo
Restaurante Palo Solo
Restaurante Palo Solo
Seal Of Juigalpa
Seal Of Juigalpa

If you ever find yourself in Juigalpa I highly recommend the restaurante Palo Solo. It sits on top of a hill inside a little park. The foods great but the views are spectacular. The highlight of the park is the great cornholio statue. The locals were looking at us like we were nuts when I started taking pictures of the statue. I don't think Juigalpa gets many tourists...


Heroes And Martyrs Memorial
Heroes And Martyrs Memorial
The Great Cornholio
The Great Cornholio
Awesome View
Awesome View
Nice Little Park
Nice Little Park
Great Views
Great Views
Lunch On The Veranda
Lunch On The Veranda
The Chontales Story
The Chontales Story
Nice Place For Lunch
Nice Place For Lunch
Juniett Had The Barrel Of Soup
Juniett Had The Barrel Of Soup
I Am
I Am
The Great Cornholio
The Great Cornholio
Juniett Is Duly Impressed
Juniett Is Duly Impressed

After lunch and before returning to the police station we had to go to the bank so Juniett could pay for her police report. You have to go the bank, wait in line for an hour, deposit 30 Cordobas ($1.50) into the police account, and get a receipt. You then have to take that receipt to the police station and wait in line again for another hour. When they finally called Juniett's name they took her receipt, typed a few things into the computer, and told her to come back tomorrow. Of course, when tomorrow came the report still wasn't ready so I'm glad we didn't stick around to wait for it. As of Thursday, (3 days later) they still weren't ready. It's good to see that the Nicaraguan government is just as effecient as the US government.

I Like Corn
I Like Corn
An Hour Wait At The Bank
An Hour Wait At The Bank
This Guy Ensures Order
This Guy Ensures Order
Future Lawyer
Future Lawyer
Her Writ Is Bigger
Her Writ Is Bigger
Arguing His Case
Arguing His Case
Door To Door Shoe Salesman
Door To Door Shoe Salesman
He Found A Client
He Found A Client
Juigalpas Slot Parlor
Juigalpas Slot Parlor

The rest of the day was spent hanging out in Acoyapa. There's not much for a computer geek to do in Acoyapa so I generally amuse myself by taking photos and videos. I did manage to get a nice video of a spider eating a bug. Maybe I have a future as a nature photographer...or maybe not.


Junietts Niece
Junietts Niece
These Pictures Are
These Pictures Are
A Hint That
A Hint That
My Wife Wants A Baby
My Wife Wants A Baby
Learn Spanish Or I Will KILL YOU
Learn Spanish Or I Will KILL YOU
One Angry Looking Chica
One Angry Looking Chica
Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone


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