Saturday, February 12, 2011

Morgans pictures day one in Nicaragua

airport in Nicaragua

this girls saw Morgan with her camera and wanted to pose

above pic is museum they built to tell about the theater that was damaged in the 1972 earthquake. they haven't had the money to rebuild a lot of the city that was damaged in that quake.

damaged theater

security guards are all over and they carry these sticks or guns or both

The hotel we found that would serve us dinner. It was around 3:30 pm and so lunch was over and we had a hard time finding a place to cook for all of us. We are finding that the people are up with the sun at 6am they eat at noon and they seem to come back out after the sun sets at 6pm (well for the weekend). Dinners are interesting. Plan 1-2 hours for a meal. They have a couple people cooking and they cook everything from scratch so it takes 30 min -1 hour for them to prepare and cook the food.

Mango tree

Our delicious meal that we waited an hour for, but we were hungry and it all tasted soooo good. We had chicken, rice and beans, and fried thick bananas - the best so far on the trip

Our driver, Alajandro

Yes, it was all a blur getting to Leon, we had been traveling almost 24 hours and in need of much sleep. Below is Kris our amazing craft co-ordinator. She gathered all of the craft supplies and had everything cut and bagged and ready to go!!

Morgan having a little tea party while we were going through and reorganizing the crafts

On our walk around the neighborhood we walked by this church. It is supposedly the oldest church in central and south america. the square in front of the church was a gathering place on the weekend. People hanging around, music, food. There was an open air bus - a bus with the top cut off that drove around the neighborhood also.

Dinner. From left to right: Dan, Omar, Mary, Amy, me, Morgan and Kris - awesome group Angie and her dad and sister were at the other end of the table

Of course Morgan talked us into eating ice cream after dinner. They had all fruit flavors and Chocolate and Vanilla


Brad Fallon said...

Great pictures! I love it! You sure had a lot of fun!

shareenspace said...

I really enjoyed these pics-what a wonderful adventure!

Wendy said...

Wow! What an experience. I didn't know you were taking Morgan. How awesome!