Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"How We Spent Our Thanksgiving Break"

It has been a while since we've done a "Window Wednesday"...so here you go...this is a snapshot look at how we spent our 2nd Thanksgiving in Nicaragua. We traveled to an ecolodge up in the mountains of Matagalpa and enjoyed the cooler weather (felt like a mild northeast american fall), as well as, enjoying hiking and spending time as a family away from the city.




Hiking in the Selva. Yes, there is a trail...although at times we wondered if we had accidently ventured off the path.




The water was so cold. Thankfully, no one fell in...although the trail followed VERY close to the river's edge!


Interesting flora in the forest. We named these 'alien spy cams'.




Noah had a great time! He was still having fun after 2 hours of hiking!




Bananas being transported down the mountain.


If you are curious about "coffee processing"...the black bags are dried coffee (I think)...the 'sand looking stuff' is coffee beans laying out to dry in the sun. This is one of many beneficios that we passed on the way back from the mountains. Matagalpa is somewhat of a coffee capital in Nicaragua.


Gotta watch out for cattle crossing.