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I took some video at the school in Acoyapa for a couple of reasons. First, it's the school that my wife went to when she was a kid. Second, I couldn't figure out what they actually do there. I really didn't see any actual "education" happening. Most of what I saw was kids running around and playing. It seems like a pretty good deal for the kids.

After we returned to Managua we had to go to the bakery to return the supports for the wedding cake. Wouldn't you know, my wife's Aunt and Uncle own the bakery.



School In Acoyapa

Future Major Leaguer?

A Key Rack

We Put The Gifts To Use

Juniett's Uncle

They Made Our Wedding Cake

Mmmmm, Cake

Duya Magic Bakery

Juniett & Her Aunt

Juniett & Her Aunt
Juniett's Aunt gave her a nice wedding present, cash, which we immediately had to go spend at mercado Huembes. Juniett bought a new outfit that she wore the next day when we went to the airport. The funny thing about the clothing stores in Huembes is that they are so small that they don't have dressing rooms. If you want to try something on the salesperson holds up a sheet and you change behind it.


Juniett & Her Aunt & Uncle

How Men Shop

How Women Shop

Colorful Dolls

The Dressing Room

Me & Juniett At The Airport
I left Augusto Sandino airport with a heavy heart. It's always difficult to leave Juniett behind but it was twice as difficult this time. Now we begin the fun process of obtaining her Visa to come to the USA. The early estimates are that it's going to take 4 to 6 months before she can come to the USA.

On the way home I read a book called "My Car In Managua" and it's a pretty good little book. It's easy reading and it's only about 130 pages long. It was written in the 1980's about life in Managua shortly after the war so it's a bit dated. A lot of the data in the book, however, is still very relevant so I recommend reading it if you're going to Managua.



Me & Juniett At The Airport

Sandino Airport Lobby

Sandino Mural

Juniett

Showing Off Her New Outfit

My Reading Material

Leaving Managua

Leaving Managua

Leaving Managua

Leaving Managua

Leaving Managua

Heavy Flooding

Leaving Managua
When I got home I took some pics of my new toy. Not bad for $7! I'm just glad that homeland security didn't open my suitcase and find a 2 foot long machete...


My New Toy

My New Toy

My New Toy

My New Toy


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