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Our next adventure was a day at the beach. On the way I got one of the most bizarre photos I've ever taken. We were sitting at a red light in Managua and the old lady in the photo below literally scared the crap out of me. She must have been sitting by the curb because I was looking out the window and she just popped up from nowhere. I happened to have my camera in my hand and out of reflex more than anything else snapped a picture. I don't know why but I find that picture fascinating. The fact that her eyes are looking in different directions just adds to my curiousity about what her story is.

Howdy Stranger
Howdy Stranger
Volcano In The Distance
Volcano In The Distance
Mucho Traffico
Mucho Traffico
Road To Montelimar
Road To Montelimar
Beautiful Day In Nicaragua
Beautiful Day In Nicaragua
This Is A Great Ride
This Is A Great Ride
Welcome To San Rapheal Del Sur
Welcome To San Rapheal Del Sur
Fancy Statue
Fancy Statue
Pacific Ocean In The Distance
Pacific Ocean In The Distance

The last time we were here they were building the sidewalks in the photo below. The sidewalks are now finished but the road is worse than ever. Of course, people still walk down the middle of the road like the sidewalks don't exist but they sure do look pretty.

As usual, the beach was deserted when we arrived. We set up camp at the Hotel Summer and enjoyed some lunch on the balcony. It's really quite a nice little hotel. I've never seen the rooms and have no idea what they cost but I would consider staying there just because the staff is so nice. Even though we weren't guests at the hotel they let us camp out there all day, use the pool, use the showers, use the bathroom, etc.

Here's some video of the trip including Juniett's cousin Nineth making her pitch to find a husband from the USA...


The Sidewalks Are Finished
The Sidewalks Are Finished
Heading Into The Cane Fields
Heading Into The Cane Fields
Beautiful Drive
Beautiful Drive
View From The Parking Lot
View From The Parking Lot
Masachapa, Nicaragua
Masachapa, Nicaragua
The Town
The Town
I See Beach
I See Beach
Hotel Vista al Mar
Hotel Vista al Mar
Hotel Summer Lobby
Hotel Summer Lobby
Beautiful Beach
Beautiful Beach
Child Labor
Child Labor
The Coconut Candy Lady
The Coconut Candy Lady
The Coconut Candy
The Coconut Candy
Me & Juniett
Me & Juniett
Fat Guy Getting Fatter
Fat Guy Getting Fatter
Junietts Cousin Nineth
Junietts Cousin Nineth
Good Grub
Good Grub
Honey, Youre Fat
Honey, Youre Fat
Juniett Likes The Beach
Juniett Likes The Beach
Nineth Is Shy
Nineth Is Shy
The Fleet Is In
The Fleet Is In
Waiting For The Tide
Waiting For The Tide


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