Friday, June 10, 2022

Day One Nicaragua Part 1

Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you a big update on day one… Get ready for a lot of pics!

Day one on June 9 consisted of a lot of travel! We flew from Pittsburgh to Miami and then from Miami to Liberia Costa Rica.  Here’s a picture of me and my seat mate… Isn’t mom cute?


If you haven’t flown lately they now pipe in sanitized air to the plane. You can see the fog before the plane takes off and after the plane lands. It’s really hard to see in this picture but you can see if you look closely at the ceiling and top of the windows.

After we landed in Liberia Costa Rica we got on a bus that was taking us from Costa Rica to the Nicaraguan border in Peña Blanca‘s. This is a little bit of the view out of the window on the way to the Nicaraguan border.




Everything is so lush and green!

Once we got to the border we had to actually get off of the bus and physically walk across the border with our luggage. This meant checking out of Costa Rica and checking into Nicaragua. It was an interesting process but we finally made it through as you can see in the picture below.

This is a group I went with… Me, my mother, two other students named Jeremy and Shawne and my professor Dennis.  Our professor is one that actually organized the trip. He works with a group called Straight Street Nicaragua to coordinate all the different towns that we would be visiting with our medical supplies. They are based out of Tennessee.



After we finished crossing all the borders and we were in Nicaragua, we got on another bus and we were then driven to Granada Nicaragua where we will be staying for a week.

The bus trip was a little over an hour to get to our hotel and we stopped to get a picture of this amazing active volcano on the way. Nicaragua actually has seven volcanoes that are currently active and others that are not currently active.








We also passed a lot of really beautiful windmills on the way as you can see in the picture above.

Next post coming soon!!!








10 comments:

  1. Great photos!! Thanks for taking us along! xo

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    1. So happy to have you along Terri!!! I hope you are doing well and finding comfort in memories of your sweet furry baby!! Sending sooooo many hugs of comfort!!! HUGS

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  2. Wow. Love yours and your mother's smiles - and all the other photos.

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    1. Thank you!! It was the excitement of the trip that sparked super large smiles!!! LOL!!! Thanks for reading and following along on the adventure!! HUGS

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  3. I don't think I've ever vicariously come along on a Nicaraguan Trip here in the Land of Blog, I'm so excited to continue the Journey with you now! And Yes, your Mom is adorable, how cool you can do this Adventure together.

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    1. We are so blessed to be able to have gone together!! It truly was an experience of a lifetime!!! Sending so many hugs to you!!!

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  4. Glad you arrived safely and how lovely to have your Mum with you on the trip.

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    1. Thanks for the kind thoughts and wishes Wendy! Yes, it truly was a blessing to be able to experience all of the trip together! Memories I will cherish for a lifetime! HUGS

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  5. Oh my gosh! You were traveling too! I will have to catch up later since my daughter and family are visiting right now. It’s a very BUSY summer. (Kay from Musings)

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    1. That sounds wonderful Kay!! I can not wait to hear all about your travels!!!! Enjoy the visit from family...that will be priceless!! HUGS

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