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Gringo in Matagalpa!

Gringo in Matagalpa!

We arrived in Matagalpa this evening. I changed the blog’s logo to commemorate the event. It’s a beautiful, but long, ride from Granada….about 2.5 hours. I recommend chartering a private driver so you can relax and enjoy the views. Costs about $80 USD if you sniff out a good deal. Matagalpa is north and in the mountains so it’s very cool here compared to Granada. I’m wearing a long sleeve shirt for the first time since we moved to Nicaragua! We got here after dark so I don’t have much to report on the city itself yet but what we saw when we went to out to eat a few blocks away at Restaurante Monkey’s looks great. I took a few (not very good) long exposure shots from our balcony. The view is GREAT from our hotel, but I’ll have to wait for daylight to get better pictures. My bridge camera isn’t really great for long exposure shots, and I don’t have a tripod. I had to set the...

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Jogging Pictures

Jogging Pictures

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (at least) I jog down La Calzada from our house to the lake and back. Today I slowed down to a walk a few times to take some smartphone...

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We Made Shelves

We Made Shelves

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’re already quite aware that we are awesome at making things. For instance, the awesome BBQ grill we made. Well, our craftiness doesn’t stop there, kids, not by a long shot. Today we made some shelves! We’ve been seriously needing more surface area around here, but being in a rental and trying to save money, we haven’t really wanted to invest in real furniture. Although, there are some SERIOUSLY AWESOME furniture shops off the highway between Granada and Managua. When we build or buy a house we’ll certainly pick up furniture along that highway. In the mean time…we made some damn shelves! For the design we decided to go with the timeless, classic look of College Sophomore Chic incorporating cinder blocks and wooden planks. It’s reminiscent of a college sophomore who’s just moved into his first apartment and realized “Oh shit, I don’t have anything to put my shit on!” which is usually shortly followed by the realization of “Oh...

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