I am remiss in not e-mailing you earlier about our wonderful week in Nicaragua.
Our stay at Morgan’s Rock was very relaxing. We visited the school with the supplies we brought and spent some time with the kids. Steve played tag with them and found out how fast 6 year-olds can run. We explored the beach and the property, and Steve took the sunset sea kayak trip. Other than that we just enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful accommodations and environment.
After our stay at Morgan’s Roberto (guide) picked us up on schedule and we headed for a great lunch of sopa de mariscos at Mariscazo. I can see why you like it so much. In Granada we particularly enjoyed our visit to the Museo Antiguo Convento de San Francisco. They have done a good job restoring the buildings and we found the exhibits informative. Seeing the sculptures from Zapatera was more meaningful to us after seeing the ones in Altagracia, Ometepe. Our day trip to the pueblos and Masaya market was the right mix of sight-seeing and getting to visit with crafts-people. We enjoyed our short visit to the Volcán Masaya. The trip to the top was well worth the time and the exhibits at the visitors’ center were informative.
Roberto is a warm and genial man and is incredible at relating history, culture, and facts in a lively and interesting way. We peppered him with almost as many questions as we had for you and he was always responsive in zeroing in on our interests. He was tireless in making sure that we were seeing and learning everything that we wanted.
For me the highlight of the trip was our visit with you to Ometepe. Your affection for the island and its people is evident and infectious. The day we spent touring and getting to visit the people you introduced us to was a special and unique experience. I have retold the story of that day many times over. It is a priceless souvenir and a lasting memory of our trip to Nicaragua.
Thank you so much for all your efforts in arranging and escorting us on this trip. Everything flowed seamlessly which I know is not always the case in Nicaragua. It was especially refreshing to let someone else handle the arrangements so that I could immerse myself in the time, place and people. You opened doors that we might never have found and we are all the richer for it.