Didn’t have a clue it was Cinco de Mayo until I typed yesterday’s date in the title. Here May 1 was the big holiday. It was their Labor Day. And also when most of the world celebrates labor day.
When you are the King of Birds (just ask one) you shout it out. No wonder we get so many laughs from the grackles that frequent our backyard at Retama.
Money changer. Reputation for them is everything.
No matter how crowded the market, there is always room for more.
Kids are the same everywhere.
Street scene. Love the padding under the harness.
Sidewalk scene. You soon get used to it, holes happen.
Why there are so few pull tabs laying around in Nicaragua.
Visit to a hammock workshop. The weaving is done by the blind and gives them a job opportunity they would otherwise never have.
Pedal powered blender.
Bell Tower Babe. The circular stairway to climb to the top of the tower almost did me in, but I made it. Unless you have a abject fear of them you wouldn’t understand. Brave Bob.
Trade school students from the countryside learning to be hairdressers so they can have the chance to improve their lives.
Dana getting his hair cut. The clippers were barely working, the scissors dull and a mirror was nonexistent.
After a shopping trip, Dana giving the instructor the tools of the craft to allow the students to do even better. Awesome Dana.
Checking out the new clippers. All people want is an opportunity to better their lives.
More tab top jewelry.
Island home of an American family.
What’s not to like about Nicaragua? Being here is totally different than finding out about on the news back home.
Life is indeed good.