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During the week we picked up a couple house guests. 2 of my wifes nieces came in from Acoyapa to spend the week with us. I really enjoy having them around. They are 2 of the sweetest and most well-behaved kids I have ever met in my life. It was my pleasure then to be able to take them to the beach for the first time in their lives.


Ovens Are For Storage
Ovens Are For Storage
Greber And Chelsea
Greber And Chelsea
Park Your Shoes Here
Park Your Shoes Here
Thanks For Visiting
Thanks For Visiting
An Eric Moulds Fan
An Eric Moulds Fan
Colorful Shops
Colorful Shops
The first stop in San Juan del Sur was the bikini store. It's hard to go swimming when you don't have a bathing suit. Well, it's not really hard, just frowned upon. When we got to the beach their reaction was really kind of amusing. They weren't quite sure what they were supposed to do. Being kids, however, it didn't take them long to figure things out and that they liked the beach a whole lot. Even though it was a crappy day with off and on rain no one complained. They were just happy to be playing in the ocean, a rare treat for a kid from Acoyapa.


Shopping For Bikinis
Shopping For Bikinis
Intense Shoe Shopping
Intense Shoe Shopping
First Look At The Ocean
First Look At The Ocean
The Cashew Ladies
The Cashew Ladies
First Time In The Ocean
First Time In The Ocean
This Is Scary
This Is Scary
Getting The Hang Of It
Getting The Hang Of It
Cloudy Day
Cloudy Day
And Not Much Surf
And Not Much Surf
We Like It
We Like It
Thats My Head
Thats My Head
I Like The Ocean
I Like The Ocean
A Fat Lady
A Fat Lady
Its Pretty Here
Its Pretty Here
Crowded Beach
Crowded Beach
Soon the girls were burying each other in sand and they had truly figured out what the beach is all about.


Taking Out The Boat
Taking Out The Boat
Playing In The Sand
Playing In The Sand
Sand Is Good
Sand Is Good
Good For The Skin
Good For The Skin
Future Supermodel
Future Supermodel
Having Fun At The Beach
Having Fun At The Beach
Flying Sand
Flying Sand
Getting Dirty
Getting Dirty
This Is Fun
This Is Fun
Flying Sand
Flying Sand
Getting Sandblasted
Getting Sandblasted
Juniett
Juniett
As we were leaving San Juan del Sur I noticed that there were blue flags everywhere. These weren't there when we were driving in. It seems a new political party has sprung up out of nowhere in Nicaragua called the "AC" party. AC stands for Alternativa Cambio or basically "the alternative change party". I got a good laugh because this party had to be 100% inspired by the US candidate Barrack Obama. (no idea how you spell his first name) I have no idea what their platform is, much like most Obama supporters have no idea what his is, but they're for "change" so that must be a good thing. Of course, much like Obama the change they want might be for a full-scale government takeover of every aspect of society so is "change" really always a good thing? We'll see if this party gains any traction. The only place I've seen any evidence of them is in SJDS so I have no idea if this is a large operation or a few crackpots. Time will tell.

Buying Bootleg CDs
Buying Bootleg CDs
Its Raining
Its Raining
Blue Flags Everywhere
Blue Flags Everywhere
More Blue Flags
More Blue Flags
Plenty Of Supporters
Plenty Of Supporters
We Want Change
We Want Change
Its The Obama Party
Its The Obama Party
We Want Change Now
We Want Change Now


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