SO….CHRISTMAS IS COMING…

Before I get into this blog post, I thought I’d share another blog written by Lori Janzen. Her and Harold are traveling through South America and you can catch up to her musings here: https://lorijanzen.wordpress.com The blog is aptly named Busy Being Free. The difference being of course, you can choose when and where you want…

Back to Reality…and dealing with post holiday blues….

So we made it back from our trip to Nicaragua safe and sound. It’s a long day of travel and I know that’s an issue for most, but the more we visit Gran Pacifica, the more we feel it’s worth it. The setting is so conducive to unwinding. Warm Pacific breezes, the rhythm of the…

Today was about community…

As usual, we met some people here last year that became friends. Brien and Marci Adams along with Ken and Joy Hoyt.These are old sailing buddies of Patrick’s from the British Columbia.Unfortunately, Joy passed away a couple of months ago. She was a pistol. Red hair, quick wit and truly encompassed her name…Joy.Although we only…

Start of week two!

Heading into uncharted territory here. We rarely get two weeks together and have never spent two weeks here at Gran Pacifica. Usually ten days, take two days off for travel each way and it gets to be too short. Weekend was busy with guests so we pretty much chilled in and around our room, venturing…

Nica 2017 Week 1 Recap….

Well, so much for writing something everyday. The week kinda flew by. So very glad we have another week here in sunny, sometimes thunderous Gran Pacifica, Nicaragua.Today started with coffee on our patio taking in the ocean scene out our back door. Oh to have the funds to make this a daily occurrence. Thanks to Erin…

Gran Pacifica Day 1a

//www.youtube.com/get_player Ok ok…I have to add a bit.It was a pretty chill day. Slept in a bit, we’re usually up by 6 am for sure because the sun is. Went to the SeaSalt Restaurant for breakfast. Met some servers we’ve seen over the last few visits. Very cool to have them remember us. Our friend and owner Patrick…

Gran Pacifica Day 1

Wow…just wow. So happy to finally be here. A little tricky getting here. My bags were inspected at customs in Nica, but they were friendly. They’re a little picky about a bunch of camera gear and electronics. It went quick and no real issues. In fact Arlene forgot her purse back at the scanner and an agent was…

Nicaragua 2017 Travel Day

Nicaragua 2017 Travel DayOye….we survived the night!But it took its toll for sure.Unfortunately most of the benches at Pearson International look more like groupings of chairs strung together….with arm rests. Making it impossible to lie down.Not a ton of traffic at night, but enough noise and lighting to keep any semblance of sleep to develop.Interesting…

Back to Gran Pacifica Nicaragua

Nicaragua 2017We’re heading back to visit our friends at the Gran Pacifica Resort Nicaragua.Booked things a few months ago, flights and rooms.Always try to get same day flights. There’s 3 of them. If we leave 7ish am we’re usually in Managua by 8ish pm.I usually manage to arrange travel with a bit of time between…

April Weekend Road Trip…

Cuz sometimes you just need to get outta town. You all know we like hanging with our kids in the Peg and checking out new places. We feel real fortunate that our kids actually like to hang with us. At least that’s what they say…😉 You can almost feel the excitement in their faces from…