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Dia de los Muertos is the day when you go to visit your dead relatives at the cemetary. Everyone buys flowers and makes elaborate arrangements out of them, goes to the cemetary and places them on the grave. Unfortunately, I missed the actual going to the cemetary part because my wifes aunt got sick and I had to take her to the doctor.

While I was waiting around I got some video of the door to door mattress salesman...

Door To Door Mattress Salesman
Door To Door Mattress Salesman
The Produce Kid
The Produce Kid
The Mean Streets Of Acoyapa
The Mean Streets Of Acoyapa
Flowers For The Dead
Flowers For The Dead
Enough Photos Already
Enough Photos Already
Taking Tia To The Doctor
Taking Tia To The Doctor
Cowboy With Flowers For The Dead
Cowboy With Flowers For The Dead
Hanging Out At The Doctors Office
Hanging Out At The Doctors Office
I Am Pensive
I Am Pensive

While I was sitting around I spotted these guys staggering down the street. Alcohol abuse is a major problem in Nicaragua and these guys had definately had their share...


I Ponder Lifes Mysteries
I Ponder Lifes Mysteries
Then Eat A Hearty Lunch
Then Eat A Hearty Lunch
These Guys Were Family
These Guys Were Family
El Bejuco Makes A Mean Steak
El Bejuco Makes A Mean Steak
Chelsea
Chelsea
Nice View
Nice View
Our New Mutt CC
Our New Mutt CC
Cousin Michelle
Cousin Michelle
The Circus Is In Town
The Circus Is In Town

One of the things I wanted to mention about this trip is that the Sandinistas had people camped out in every rotunda in Managua waving flags and supporting their party. I have no problem with that. What I had a huge problem with is that at every rotunda they had huge banners that said something to the effect of "Stop the hate, support peace and love instead." It's hard to miss the irony of the party that calls itself the party of "peace and love" is the same party that has mobs called "turbas" that are going around the country attacking the opposition with sticks, stones, and machetes. It's a perfect example of how socialists think. If you don't agree with them you are a "hater" and "peace" is defined by brutally silencing your enemies. Afterall, most people are pretty "peaceful" after they've taken a rock to the skull.

The Big Top
The Big Top
Really Big Top
Really Big Top
The Party Of Peace And Love
The Party Of Peace And Love


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