Friday, July 8, 2011

Tiny memories.

Day 32. Friday, 07.08.11. Little Corn, Nicaragua. 6:09 a.m.

We are up early this morning. We had a taste of dessert at our favorite cafe on the island, Cafe Desideri, before walking back to our palce last night. Scott and I spent the evening up in the treehouse hammock reading chapters of "The Idiot" by Dostoyevski.

The stars in the night sky here are as numerous and as patterned as the freckles that dot my arms and face. Perhaps I should look for constalations that lie on the surface of my skin...

The brush of the dried palm leaf tips in the gentle breeze sounds like a light rain, but a drop never falls.

Late morning:
Scott and I watched Rachel teach us how to make the flour tortillas this morning. These fried biscuits are a tradition amongst the Miskito tribe, native to the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. Rachel told us that on the mainland of Nicaragua, the Spaniards made tortillas out of corn, but on the islands and the Atlantic Coast, they use flour. Which explains why we could never find flour tortillas on the mainland...

This brings us to now. We are now safely in Managua at a hostel for the next several days. Eric and Emily (sadly) leave us on Sunday around 12:00. We have so enjoyed our travels with our close friends. The library is still doing well! Julie has kept us up to date. She said that there are usually between 10 and 15 kids there after school every day! So, so happy to hear that, and can't wait to get back at the end of the month to check up on things!

Scott and I will remain in Managua for another week helping a youth group from Houston as they build out some classrooms at a local Christian school. After Managua, Scott and I are off to Guatemala for a week, then back to El Transito for our last few days!

I am hoping that once we get to Guatemala, or certainly when we are back in El Transito, I can post pictures of our last 10 days of traveling!

With tired feet,


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