Thanksgiving in Gran Pacifica Day 1

Day 1 So you know that feeling you get when you think you’ve forgotten something….?We booked a hotel in Wpg because we had an early flight Sunday morning and I was shooting the Bomber game Saturday.Whilst laying out our luggage in the hotel, you know, for the third or forth time, I noticed I hadn’t…

Guess where we’re heading?

We were undecided about where to take a holiday. We kinda tossed between going back to Nicaragua or a road trip down to Nashville.The idea of hitting the open road and seeing the Ozark mountains was appealing, especially if we could hit the colors of autumn.Plans were in place. It was 90% sure. Nashville, via…

Time to wind down before we leave…

One of our goals this trip was to have Alex prepare a supper for our hosts. Alex got the chance to make a short trip into Managua to experience purchasing ingredients from a market. The capital of Managua is only an hour away and has a large market. Larger than the ones we saw in…

Making up for lost time…

Arlene and I were talking about the week that was. It just seemed fly by. Thinking about it, we were trying hard to fit in as much as possible. We had to put so many things on hold last time we were here. It was a celebration every time we made it back from an…

Masachapa…a real time fish market…

If I haven’t mentioned it before, one of the things we love about visiting the Gran Pacifica region is the time frame for sunlight. Daylight starts around 6 am and remains until about 6 pm. I wish it would stay light a little longer, but the early mornings provide a cooler temps for morning walks…

Leon and Las Penitas…and the Canucks?

Patrick is a huge Canucks fan, given he spent a lot of time in Vancouver. One evening he invited us down to his house to watch a game. Good opportunity to just kick back, open up the bottle of scotch that made the trip with us and shoot the breeze. His son Spencer and friends…

Nica Trip 2016 Gotta get that morning walk in…

Call it getting used to the heat or still tired from the trip down here, I’ve been a little slow at getting these written. Still have a couple of days of pictures to go through. The mornings here we’ve been going for the morning walks we’d been waiting for since a year ago when the…

Nicaragua Trip 2016 or Try Try Again….

As most of our friends know, we travelled to Nicaragua last year to visit the Gran Pacifica resort run by Patrick Hiebert, originally from Plum Coulee.And as documented in last year’s blog we literally had a twist thrown in. Arlene had that nasty mishap. Thanks to Patrick’s staff and his graciousness, we were able to…

Nice to be important, more important to be nice…

Ok, so we’re a month into a new year. 2015 came at us like so many years have lately….while we were sleeping LOL. We’re not big New Years revelers. Watch a couple movies, or Canada vs USA in the World Juniors, watch an east coast version of a New Years party and hit the bed…

Wrapping up the Nica Trip

Our last few days together consisted of still getting up with the sun between 5:30 and 6 am. Watching the light chase away the darkness and headed to the restaurant for breakfast. It officially opens at 8 am, but staff is there at 7 and will serve you willingly. The Nica coffee being served there…