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On Sunday it was time to head back home to Managua but first we had some things to do. First, Juniett's brother Milton asked if he could come back to Managua with us because he had some beans that he wanted to sell. "Some beans" turned out to be about 500 pounds worth and when we arrived at the house he was busy packing them. This has to be one of the cleverest setups I've ever seen. He would scoop out a bucket of beans and dump them from over his head into another bucket on the floor. In between he had a fan blowing which cleaned out all the dirt, hay, leaves, etc.


Juniett And Her Brothers Son
Juniett And Her Brothers Son
Sorting Frijoles
Sorting Frijoles
Milton Jr Helps Out
Milton Jr Helps Out
The River Has Water Now
The River Has Water Now
Tough Times For Don King
Tough Times For Don King
Dogs N Cats
Dogs N Cats

For our next stop we decided to go visit Juniett's grandfather. He's very old (no one's sure how old exactly) and not in very good health. He lives in a house that's attached to a local bar. I should mention that it's also a dirt street and that it was dumping rain by the bucket full when we got there. Against my better judgement I decided to park right in front of the bar instead of in a less muddy spot up the street. I figured that I was in a giant 4 wheel drive so it shouldn't be a problem. The mud in Acoyapa, however, had other plans for me.

Honey, This Was A Bad Idea
Honey, This Was A Bad Idea
Bienvenidos
Bienvenidos
Bar In Acoyapa
Bar In Acoyapa
Waiting To See Granpa
Waiting To See Granpa
The Prado Is Hopelessly Stuck
The Prado Is Hopelessly Stuck
Juniett Calls AAA Acoyapa
Juniett Calls AAA Acoyapa

After visiting with grandpa I got the Prado hopelessly stuck in the mud. You can't tell from the photos but on the other side of the car I had it buried in the mud clear up to the door. The truck simply would not move even with half the neighborhood pushing on it. That's another one of the amazing thing about Nicaraguans is that half the neighborhood showed up to help us without even asking. It was to no avail, however, and we had to call in the big guns. My wifes cousin brought over his delivery truck to pull us out. Because his truck is real wheel drive and there was nothing on the truck we had to load half the neighborhood on it to weight it down in order to get traction.

Lets All Laugh At The Gringo
Let's All Laugh At The Gringo
The Cavalry Arrives
The Cavalry Arrives
Im Sinking
Im Sinking
Chaining Up The Prado
Chaining Up The Prado
Everybody On The Truck
Everybody On The Truck
What I Was Stuck In
What I Was Stuck In

Once we got back to my wifes relatives house the whole family pitched in and washed the truck. Even though it was pouring down rain they isn't on cleaning up the truck because they felt bad that I got stuck in the mud.

Washing The Car
Washing The Car
Washing The Car
Washing The Car
Juniett Supervises
Juniett Supervises
And The Floor Mats Too
And The Floor Mats Too
Did I Mention It Was Raining
Did I Mention It Was Raining
Nice View Of Juniett
Nice View Of Juniett

After loading up our 500 pounds of frijoles it was time to go back to Managua. The ride back was extremely beautiful. I wish I could have gotten better photos but the mountains were literally steaming from all the rain that had fallen. The unnerving part was that there are several temporary bridges that you have to cross and the water was literally inches from the road. The one in the photo below was particualarly scary because not only was the water extremely high but the bridge was crumbling as well. We rode across the same bridge a week later and the water was at least 20 feet lower which gives you some idea just how much it rained that day.

500 Pounds Of Frijoles
500 Pounds Of Frijoles
The Mountains Are Steaming
The Mountains Are Steaming
End Of A Steamy Day
End Of A Steamy Day
This Doesnt Look Safe
This Doesnt Look Safe


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