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Now that I was hot and sweaty it was time to head to the pool or in our case the river. When we got there I started snapping pictures and I soon realized there was a naked lady taking a bath that I hadn't seen. She just smiled and put her clothes on. One thing that people in Nicaragua don't get a lot of is privacy so I felt bad about intruding on her private time. The average Nicaraguan home is overflowing with people so people are used to doing things in public that would shock most Americans. Everything from feeding the baby to making love is often done in plain view of your neighbors.

Heading To The River
Heading To The River
Neat Tree
Neat Tree
The Old Swimming Hole
The Old Swimming Hole
Didnt See The Lady
Didnt See The Lady
Little Waterfall
Little Waterfall
Cmon Down
Cmon Down
My Wife Doesnt Like The Sun
My Wife Doesnt Like The Sun
The Boys Playing
The Boys Playing
Chelsea Is Ready
Chelsea Is Ready

While the swimming hole actually is a pretty little spot in the middle of nowhere I decided not to take a swim. I wasn't real keen on the fact that there were pigs and horses in the water upstream. The kids and my wife, however, had a blast swimming and playing in the water for hours. I just sat with my feet dangling in the cool water and enjoyed a day without computers or telephones.

Swimming Upstream
Swimming Upstream
Bathing Supplies
Bathing Supplies
Nice Spot
Nice Spot
The Deep End
The Deep End
There Are Pigs Upstream
There Are Pigs Upstream
The Dog Stands Guard
The Dog Stands Guard
Raging Rapids
Raging Rapids
A Horse Drops BY
A Horse Drops BY
Its A Little Muddy
Its A Little Muddy
Cleaning Up
Cleaning Up
Im A Tree
Im A Tree
Hauling Water
Hauling Water

After the lady finished her bath she began loading up barrels of water to haul back to her finca so we joined in and helped out. Well, I should say that the girls joined in since I didn't do much. It always amazes me how strong Nica women are. Even the young girls that are thin as rails can lift massive amounts.

Shortly after that one of the kids arrived with a coconut they found and my wife proceeded to break it open with her bare hands. Did I mention that Nica women are strong?


Even The Baby Dropped By
Even The Baby Dropped By
Strong Girls
Strong Girls
Thats One
Thats One
Foot Massage
Foot Massage
Fresh Coconut
Fresh Coconut
Mmmmm, Coconut
Mmmmm, Coconut
Aunt Felicita
Aunt Felicita
I Must Smash This
I Must Smash This
A Cowboy Stops By
A Cowboy Stops By
Smashing Coconuts
Smashing Coconuts
Tastes Like Chicken
Tastes Like Chicken
Natural Waterslide
Natural Waterslide
Natural Waterslide
Natural Waterslide
Juniett Dives In
Juniett Dives In
Cmon In Honey
Cmon In Honey
Its COLD
Its COLD
The Relaxing Dog
The Relaxing Dog
We Can Take This Island Ladies
We Can Take This Island Ladies
Victory
Victory
I Get Artistic
I Get Artistic
The Cows Are Here
The Cows Are Here
And Some Horses
And Some Horses
Another Waterfall
Another Waterfall
Exploring The Jungle
Exploring The Jungle
Exploring The Jungle
Exploring The Jungle
I Found A Cow
I Found A Cow
The Trail Narrows
The Trail Narrows
Washing Clothes On A Rock
Washing Clothes On A Rock
Back To The Finca
Back To The Finca
The Barn
The Barn

After spending the day in the water we headed back for our goat feast. I've never knowingly eaten goat before and surprising (to me at least) it was fantastic. I honestly was expecting a grissly, tough piece of meat but to my surprise it was tender and tasty.

After dinner I took a little nap in a hammock. Here's the view from the one and only "hammockcam". ;)


Chelsea Wants To Ride
Chelsea Wants To Ride
Bamboo Antenna
Bamboo Antenna
My Friend The Goat
My Friend The Goat
Sorry Buddy
Sorry Buddy
Fresh Yuca
Fresh Yuca
They Start Young Here
They Start Young Here
We Made It
We Made It
Loading Up The Gear
Loading Up The Gear


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