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We Got Caught in the Rain

We Got Caught in the Rain

We decided to take the dog and the kid to the big park by Lake Nicaragua today. It’s not too far so we walked. It’s about 15 minutes on foot if you’re on a mission from god, or 25 if you’re taking it easy and stop and take pictures, which we did, so it took us about 25 minutes to get to the lake. Once you get to the lake, it’s another short jaunt along the shore to the park entrance, but we didn’t make it that far. It had been very cool all day. A nice surprise, to say the least. I never checked the actual temperature, but I would guess it was in the low 70s (F) and breezy. When we got to the lake we saw why: a huge storm heading our way that was already draping the horizon with a gray sheet of downpour. We decided not to make the rest of the trek to the park, but turn and head for home. We didn’t...

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Weather in Granada, Nicaragua

Weather in Granada, Nicaragua

  One complaint I hear a lot from people visiting Granada is that it is so damn hot here. Obviously these people are not from Texas. The highs typically top out around the low to mid 90s (Fahrenheit), which is about 10 degrees cooler than how hot it gets in Texas, which is regularly over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The predicted high for today is only 89. The heat is enhanced a bit in the city, of course, but in the mountains it gets downright cool, especially in the evenings. When we moved here I left all of my sweaters and flannel shirts in Texas. I certainly don’t need them here in Granada, but friends of ours who live outside the city say they are definitely nice to have in the cool, jungle evenings. The two factors that take some getting used to, even for a naturally hot blooded Texan, are: 1) The heat doesn’t end. There is no fall or winter. The highs might drop from 96 to 89,...

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