Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Kolden Report: Leaving Managua, May 4th, 2014

Hello, kids!

We came upon a sight that reminded me of a shanty town I saw along the beach on Oahu. 






Cardboard homes covered in plastic, right in town along the city streets of Managua.






Volcanic soils surrounding the lake.  (Laguna De Masaya)






Lakeside restaurant.  Open air.  Classic rock playing overhead.  Toilets were sans seats but there was water and toilet paper. 






Happy camper.






Boy loves bones.






As we headed toward home, I spotted this man, packing brooms.  Homemade brooms!






Brilliant pops of color along the green and brown roadway.






House on the hill?  This neat albeit small home, sat atop a tiny hill, surrounded by a small pasture.  These folks were well off compared to many. 






The branches of this tree intrigued me.  I envisioned them covered in noisy blackbirds.






The bus stop rest areas were often home to vendors.  Notice her "store bought" broom?  I wonder if it's as good as the home made variety?






Sign on Cousin Jay's fence.  You too, can own a casa on Apoyo Lake!






The box is always more fun than what comes IN it.






Apoyo evening.






 Apoyo Lagoon at night.  SO many lights!  And it's just the western shore, the rest of the lake is dark. 






Early the next morning I spied this fancy fella with a  top knot.






Almost misty.





Was it rain?

No matter....we were on our way to the volcano Masaya.  Stay tuned!

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