La Carpio

“I’ve worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.” – Groucho Marx in Monkey Business Somewhere over the rainbow, there is no place like La Carpio. No place at all. My visit last Wednesday was so overwhelming, I’m having a...

Mr. Lee’s Adventure

Mr. Lee is an expat living in Jaco. I’ve never met him, but just finished reading about his recent journey to the campo [countryside] in Nicaragua.  I don’t know how I would have fared to tell you the truth. A fascinating tale. Enjoy…...

Hope and Rotary in Granada

During our three days in Granada, we saw evidence of Rotary everywhere. Rotary is big here, very active, and the locals are most appreciative. I wish I’d brought my pin with me!!! I looked online to find reports on the plaques and/or statues you’ll see in...

Sorry, Ed…

But Granada already has a train. This one has a tractor inside. Hey, it’s farm country. Day three and still enthralled by Nicaragua, what a place. Much more to report, but too hot and tired to type right now. It’s hot here! In Costa Rica, we live at 3500...

Nic’d (nĭkt)

PHOTO: View from my b’fast table looking to the lobby and street. Dateline Thursday April 13, 2006. We’ve been in Granada 15 hours and 15 minutes, only 4 in the daylight and only 6 of it awake (the boys are still sleeping). And it is definite: we LOVE...