Doesn’t it feel great to create a goal, plan it out and then ACCOMPLISH IT? Yup, it feels so good. I made it to Nicaragua (with lots of help from my friends as always), driving 1800 miles and then flying from Ft. Lauderdale!!! (How strange that it was easier to do that alone than to write a blog post – sheesh, Cheri). I landed at 2am on March 13th in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. My plane was full of surfers and young adventure travelers – listening to their tales was great entertainment. After I went through customs and baggage claim, I sighed a great sigh of relief. I did not want to take a cab that late and there was Yettie Osorio – a close family friend, waiting to give me a ride to her home. Connections! My theme for this season of my life rocks.
Yettie insisted that I use her bedroom. That is so very Nica – their hospitality is consistently incredible. The next day was Friday and Yettie offered to take me to lunch. Here in Nicaragua the people try not to eat meat on Fridays during Lent. Their Sopa de Queso (Cheese Soup) is popular for these Friday meals, so my adventure of the day was to try this dish at a traditional restaurant called ‘Dona Haydee’s.” It really was delicious!
ON OUR WAY TO THE BEACH
My son-in-law, Javier Baldovinos (known as Baldo) picked me up and off we went to San Juan del Sur, where he and my daughter Sarah run a guest house called Casa Ariki, In upcoming posts, I will proudly introduce you to this fantastic Pacific coastal town, where the choices for fun are many.
Here is a taste of San Juan del Sur just for you: