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On Saturday we headed to Acoyapa for the big PLC party that night and also because Sunday was dia de las muertos. When we arrived in Acoyapa I decided to take a stroll around town to see what was going on. At the PLC headquarters they were having a little rally for the troops with a band. My wifes cousin was the tuba player. He got me a PLC hat that I proudly wore for the rest of my time in Nicaragua.

Heading To Acoyapa
Heading To Acoyapa
Gas Is A Lot Cheaper Now
Gas Is A Lot Cheaper Now
The PLC Band
The PLC Band
Junietts Cousin On The Tuba
Junietts Cousin On The Tuba
Flores Para Los Muertos
Flores Para Los Muertos
Juniett And Niece
Juniett And Niece
Loading Up On Flowers
Loading Up On Flowers
Honey, Will The Dead People Like These
Honey, Will The Dead People Like These?
I Become An Honorary Member Of The PLC
I Become An Honorary Member Of The PLC
I Am In Trouble
I Am In Trouble
Juniett Has The Belt Off
Juniett Has The Belt Off
I Get Artistic
I Get Artistic

I don't seem to have a lot of luck with rental cars in Nicaragua. This time, the plastic lining to the front wheel well came loose and was smacking against the tire while we were driving down the road. It was obvious that someone else had repaired this previously since the screws were different from the ones used by the factory and were in different places. This caused several of them to fall out while we driving to Acoyapa. Since I didn't have any way to fix it and it wasn't affecting how the car was driving I just kept going until I got to Acoyapa. When we got there I bought some rope and "fixed" it by buying some rope and tying the wheel well to a bracket in the engine compartment. It ended up working great and I drove around for the rest of the week with a piece of rope holding the car together. The funny part is that when I returned the car to the rental car place I thought for sure they were going to try to charge me to repair the car and I was going to have to argue with them that it was already broken when I got it. Sure enough, when I took the car back the guy inspecting the car took notice of my Nicaraguan-style "repair" technique. He called 2 other guys over to look at it and I soon realized that they were admiring my creativity rather than getting ready to yell at me. They ended up not saying a word to me about it. Like I've said before, nothing surprises me in Nicaragua anymore.

I Have No Luck With Car Rentals
I Have No Luck With Car Rentals
I Come Up With A Creative Fix
I Come Up With A Creative Fix
The Calvary Is Here
The Calvary Is Here
Fresh Pollo
Fresh Pollo
Talking Politics
Talking Politics
Another Flower Vendor
Another Flower Vendor

One of the neat things that they do in Nicaragua at election time is have what they call "caravans". Every political party has their own in every town in the country. They load up every car they can find and everyone drives around town waving flags, singing, and cheering. It's really quite a sight to see.


Chicas For The PLC
Chicas For The PLC
PLC Flag Wavers
PLC Flag Wavers
PLC Is Strong In Acoyapa
PLC Is Strong In Acoyapa
Hanging Out
Hanging Out
Baby No Like Me
Baby No Like Me
The PLC Rally
The PLC Rally

In the evening we went to the big PLC party in town. It was a giant event and it seemed like the whole town was there. There was music, food, and lot's of beer.


Vote For Armando
Vote For Armando
Vote PLC
Vote PLC
Fiesta Grande
Fiesta Grande
There Was Free Food
There Was Free Food
Meet The Candidates
Meet The Candidates
Sorry, Nicas Are Slobs
Sorry, Nicas Are Slobs


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