Central America Trip #38

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’m scheduled to depart August 6th.




Today… A trip down memory lane!




2004 Central America trip…

This trip ended up being 343 days and 16,000+ miles through the back-country of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 11 rigs started the trip, within a week we broke into three smaller groups for ease of traveling. Only myself and one other rig went the full, pre-planned route. All the others dropped out for various reasons. All returned safely to the United States. I’m planning to show these photos, more or less, 10 a day, whenever I’m not doing something else deserving a blog entry. FINALLY, it must be remembered these photos are prior to my switching to digital in 2006. The films were developed during our trip and the lack of quality control sometimes is plainly evident.



Today…Nicaragua (south-bound) #5…






As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






The motorhomes are parked in Granada. Bud and I took a ferry ride and are on a day-trip to Ometepe Island in the middle of huge Lake Nicaragua. To read about and see a map of the island, click this link…http://ometepenicaragua.com/ometepemap.php

We got off of the ferry at Moyogalpa, the largest village on Ometepe Island …which you can read about by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moyogalpa







In a small restaurant, I saw this painting depicting life at Moyogalpa…




Another painting shows a look-down view of the island…the highest lake island in the world…




We were constantly engaged by children trying to sell us something…




We got on the island “chicken” bus for a ride. It proved to be very dusty, hot and crowded with people and animals. It seemed liked we stopped about every 100 feet. It took about an hour and fifteen minutes to go about ten miles over a hilly, bumpy, dusty, dirt road with about 100 stops to pickup or discharge passengers. You should have seen the “cargo” people brought aboard! Just about anything you could imagine, stacked in the back and in the aisle. A very nice woman sat next to me, holding a live chicken in her lap! Finally, we got to…




The second largest village on the island, Altagracia…which you can read about by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altagracia


Then we had the very same experience on the bus ride back to Moyogalpa!



On our way back to Granada…a look back at the island…




At the ferry terminal, I saw this bus. The driver is sleeping in the furthest left storage compartment…




The buses of Central America are gaily painted…many with religious themes…




You can read all about Ometepe Island by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ometepe




Nicaragua proved to be my favorite country in all of Central America!

You can read all about Nicaragua by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua



Here’s my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust


I hope you enjoyed the photos.




I hope you will enjoy the future blog postings.

Forecast for today is sunny and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…








Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison



“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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