I never thought I would love it so much but I do. Many of you are familiar with it. It is rice with beans fried with onions and garlic. It is my substitute for chinese fried rice and it is surprisingly addictive. I tried to cook it once but it is actually difficult to make and if done right it can be the cheapest piece of art you can buy in the country.
Family in Nicaragua is number 1 over everything. This really resonates with Quinn and I as we’ve both always lived by the motto “family first”. Usually family members live with their elders through out their life. The grandparents become extremely close with the grand kids causing a family relationship unlike any I have seen in the states. I have a strong respect for the relationship and the way that they care for each other.
The sunsets are gorgeous and truly amazing. The most amazing one that I saw was a fire red sunset causing the water to turn bright orange and fade to purple on the opposing side of the bay. They are really special and remind us of the beauty found in life.
Before Nicaragua, neither of us really cared for the rain. Rain in California meant it was cold, overcast and generally unpleasant outside. Here though, the rain is warm, the air is humid and the sun is even out sometimes. The rain doesn’t usually last very long and makes all of the plants around us even greener. The tropical rain doesn’t bother us at all. In fact, we often like to sit outside in the rocking chairs on the porch when its raining outside.