Nicaragua Day 3

Today was a busy day but not with a lot to say really. We got up early and toured the hotel. The owner is an artist who has had this property in her family for a while from what I understand. There are over 80 acres on the land and wonderful fruit trees that I wish could grow in Wisconsin.

 a side view of the front of the hotel. The real front has some grand stairs, I don't think I have a photo though.

a side view of the front of the hotel. The real front has some grand stairs, I don't think I have a photo though.

 An inside courtyard. The wall that looks like it has an archway is actually a painting.

An inside courtyard. The wall that looks like it has an archway is actually a painting.

 Some the art from the lady of the house. I took her photo as well, but it's on my phone. I will share it as soon as I can.

Some the art from the lady of the house. I took her photo as well, but it's on my phone. I will share it as soon as I can.

 Mandrine tree in the back.

Mandrine tree in the back.

 Avocado tree with avocado's three times the size they are at home!

Avocado tree with avocado's three times the size they are at home!

 This cool doorway is one I would love to have a styled photo shoot in! This is Sharon, she is with us to help translate. She modeled for me, but I didn't have my normal gear, the lighting and time of day were wrong. There was a car in the way, and she had never modeled before. I think she did great. But there are a lot of factors that we went without. It's okay. I'll come back sometime...

This cool doorway is one I would love to have a styled photo shoot in! This is Sharon, she is with us to help translate. She modeled for me, but I didn't have my normal gear, the lighting and time of day were wrong. There was a car in the way, and she had never modeled before. I think she did great. But there are a lot of factors that we went without. It's okay. I'll come back sometime...

After this we went to our third Learning Center and did our second set of workshops. This was in Masatepe. The classes were held at a music school. It was cool for my son to see the Nicaragua Version of a School of Perfoming Arts, much like the one he attends in Stevens Point.

 We had children as well as adults in the class.

We had children as well as adults in the class.

 Abishua helping Rachel with a tye dying class.

Abishua helping Rachel with a tye dying class.

 This is Belkin, she did a great job in my workshop today! Notice her necklace :-)

This is Belkin, she did a great job in my workshop today! Notice her necklace :-)

 She is a teacher, now she has a new project to teach at her center.

She is a teacher, now she has a new project to teach at her center.

 Focused students in my workshop.

Focused students in my workshop.

 She had to redo her necklace twice. But she persevered!

She had to redo her necklace twice. But she persevered!

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My first real involvement with W/NP was several years ago, I believe 2007 when I was asked to host a woman who was coming for a project called "Shawl's of Love" they made and modeled shawls. Her name was Myra. She showed her appreciation and awe at all that Wisconsin is and has done for her. Since then I have raised funding for a mixer for her center. I have visited and loved on her family. I was so happy to see her today at the center. This sweet girl with a twinkle in her eye is her grand daughter.

 Myra is the one in the dark pink.

Myra is the one in the dark pink.

After the sessions, testimonies, and a delicious lunch we went to do a little sight seeing and shopping before heading back to the hotel. This is a Crater Lake in "La Caterina"

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 It looks as though you can also pay for a horse ride around the lake.

It looks as though you can also pay for a horse ride around the lake.

 There are a lot of small shops around this area.

There are a lot of small shops around this area.

When we returned to the hotel we went for a walk down the street. The rest of my photos are just sights from our surroundings.

 W/NP was really being promoted on our walk.

W/NP was really being promoted on our walk.

 the road. It's all laid in pavers. I actually slipped and fell in mud here! I wasn't ready to slip without the ice, I was not prepared, lol.

the road. It's all laid in pavers. I actually slipped and fell in mud here! I wasn't ready to slip without the ice, I was not prepared, lol.

 Small market. These are everywhere.

Small market. These are everywhere.

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 the church

the church

 I am fairly certain this man's job is to drive up and down the streets with this radio station filling every corner. I think it's the stations main way of advertising.

I am fairly certain this man's job is to drive up and down the streets with this radio station filling every corner. I think it's the stations main way of advertising.

I was a day behind in my blog. I am caught up now. More to come tomorrow! Thank you, good night!

Rosalind Kealiher