After a nice long walk on the beach during sunset, JB and I decided to take the mint blue home just a block from the beach. Our little beach bungalow. We grabbed our stuff the next morning, unpacked and set up our little outdoor office looking out to the ocean. With the warm breeze coming through the open patio and the salt water air, we were happy to be back.
We caught up on some work online for a few hours and grabbed some fresh tropical fruit from the fruit truck that drove by our house. Some pineapple, mangos and oranges were the perfect meal to start the day off right.
A few hours later, we decided that the sunny beach was calling our name. It was just too tempting one quick block away from us–we didn’t even need to put on sandals to get there. We threw on our bathing suits, grabbed our bright green frisbee and before we knew it we had our feet in the hot white sand of Playa San Juan del Sur. It felt a little like home and a little like vacation; it was almost too good to be true.
The water was much colder than we remembered. It was actually pretty similar in temperature of the water we were used in the Northern Pacific California coast: cold. The temperature outside the water, however, was very warm, so the water was actually really refreshing after running around playing frisbee for a half hour.
We got some exercise, took a long walk along the whole beach, said what’s up to the Jesus Cristo statue on the mountain and then decided that it was Toña time. There’s nothing quite like an ice cold Toña on the beach while watching the sunset.
We’d had a nice long, productive and fun day: we moved into a new home, got caught up on work, exercised on the beach and now were going to enjoy a cold beer while watching one of Nicaragua’s always colorful sunsets.
We went to our favorite pizza spot after the sunset to reflect on what we were going to do in the next month here in San Juan. We had a lot to do, but we were happy to be back on the tropical coast of Nicaragua, settled into a home, close to our friends and excited to partner LOOTB with the San Juan del Sur Library. We were both looking forward to seeing what adventures were in store for us and Life Out of the Box. One thing we knew for sure though: life is good out of the box.