Nicaragua Last Day

Our last full day in Nicaragua was on Saturday. Today is Monday so I have been home a little over 24 hours. It is somewhat of a culture shock to come home after a trip like this. You go from days being preplanned and packed full to having to catch up on all that you missed and plan what to make for dinner again. Plus you are surprised at how much you have after leaving a country that has much less over all. And also you appreciate it all so much more. Some things that were really great to come home to were clean running water and a shower that has water and heat at all hours of the day. Also, right now it's pretty great to have such fast internet and be on my desktop computer that functions much better than my laptop. But the contentment and joy of the people of Nicaragua, plus the sounds, and the smells, will all be fondly thought of by me until I can return.

We made many great new friends and did a service that will have a ripple effect.

The last day I stayed at the hotel instead of seeing the statue with the group. It was relaxing and nice to get hit by the waves in the ocean briefly.

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My friend Rachel was kind enough to share her photos of the statue.

 This was the view from the statue.

This was the view from the statue.

 And the statue itself from up close, her photo is pretty cool with that extra ray of sunshine.

And the statue itself from up close, her photo is pretty cool with that extra ray of sunshine.

They also visited a school up there that was basically a high school for adults. This school is there because many adults in Nicaragua don't get a high school education as children because of family needs. But this is an opportunity to go back.

After lunch we left San Juan Del Sure and headed north, back to the hotel we stayed at the first night which is across the street from the airport.  Our plan left the next morning at 6am, which was nice because we were home by 6pm, but it was also terrible to have to be at the airport at 4am.

 

 On the way back we stopped at the Masaya Market for a little shopping.

On the way back we stopped at the Masaya Market for a little shopping.

 And I snapped a photo of my last Nicaraguan Sunset for the year. I will miss seeing volcanoes in the distance. Also upon landing in WI it was surprising to once again to see how flat the midwest is.

And I snapped a photo of my last Nicaraguan Sunset for the year. I will miss seeing volcanoes in the distance. Also upon landing in WI it was surprising to once again to see how flat the midwest is.

 We took the last of our photos to say good bye to new friends.

We took the last of our photos to say good bye to new friends.

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 And that's a wrap. We returned home safe and sound.

And that's a wrap. We returned home safe and sound.

Now my blog will mainly be back to business. It's been fun sharing the adventure with you all. Thank you for the opportunity. -Rosalind