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Of course, when we got home the first order of business was loading up the pig with money. Somehow I think that the Nica tradition has more to do with coins than folding money but my wife didn't want to hear talk of "coins". She also wasn't too keen on the kind of folding money with pictures of people with Spanish names on it either. It seems my wife has a thing for dead US presidents...

Loading Up The Pig
Loading Up The Pig
Give Me Money
Give Me Money
The Town Drunk
The Town Drunk

On Sunday we loaded up the car and headed back to San Juan del Sur for another day at the beach. The weather was absolutely fantastic and the waves were again HUGE. I swear, SJDS has the best body surfing waves I've ever experienced. I can ride waves underwater so long that I literally have to kick out of them because I can't hold my breath any longer.

My wifes cousin and her boyfriend Mario came along on this trip. He had never been up on top of the mountain so we took a ride up there. I can tell you that the road to get up there was not designed with a Toyota Yaris in mind but we made it.


It Was HOT
It Was HOT
Great View Of San Juan Del Sur
Great View Of San Juan Del Sur
Nineth And Mario
Nineth And Mario
Nineth And Mario
Nineth And Mario
Steeler Nation In Nicaragua
Steeler Nation In Nicaragua
Me And Mario
Me And Mario
Juniett And Me
Juniett And Me
The Whole Crew
The Whole Crew
Again
Again
Nineth And Mario
Nineth And Mario
Nineth And Mario
Nineth And Mario
They Are Building Something
They Are Building Something

Someone is building something on top of the mountain but none of us could figure out what it is. It looks like an observation platform but where they put it is kind of odd. It's about 50 feet back from edge of the cliff and it isn't very tall. I guess we'll find out what it is when they're done with it.


No Idea What It Is
No Idea What It Is
The Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
Nice Little House
Nice Little House
Great Waves
Great Waves
Nice Houses
Nice Houses
Juniett
Juniett
Juniett
Juniett
Dont Look Up My Shorts
Dont Look Up My Shorts
Hanging Out
Hanging Out
Piggyback Ride
Piggyback Ride
The Other Side
The Other Side
I Like This House
I Like This House
Pretty View
Pretty View
The Roads Are Steep
The Roads Are Steep
Big Waves
Big Waves

On the way back home I stopped and took a few photos of Ometepe's 2 volcanos, Concepcion and Madera. Most of the time these 2 volcanos are completely obscured by clouds so this was a rare opportunity to get a few decent photos. Concepcion is an active volcano and it very well could be the cause of the next great natural disaster in Nicaragua. Most of the people that live on Ometepe have no idea that volcano is still active and little has been done to prepare them in the event of an eruption.

Concepcion Volcano On Ometepe
Concepcion Volcano On Ometepe
Madera Volcano On Ometepe
Madera Volcano On Ometepe
Both Volcanos
Both Volcanos


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