Friday, December 18, 2009

Sailing in December

One of the nice things about living in the tropics is that you can go summer activities such as sailing on the ocean. The people back in the U.S. are bundled up for winter while my friends and I are off to another sailing adventure! We boarded Pelican Eyes sailboat and headed off to Playa Blanca (White Beach) north of San Juan del Sur. We spent a few hours there beach combing and relaxing. On the return trip, we were treated to a glorious sunset! Life is good.

Sailing off to Playa Blanca.

Group shot!

Chillin' on Playa Blanca.

"Arrrrgh, Matey! Where be my buried treasure?"

Doing the "Titanic" thing.

Sarah and Justin and the sunset.

Waiting for the "green flash".

Sunday, November 22, 2009

8th Annual Panga Fishing Tournament

14 November 2009 - San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This annual event brings together locals and foreigners in a fishing competition for seven categories. View the complete gallery here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween in San Juan del Sur

Halloween is here to stay in San Juan del Sur. For the fifth year in a row this American holiday has taken hold and taken off! Many of the Nicaraguans join the Americans in this festive holiday. We attended several parties Halloween night. Check out the links below of the various parties!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Panama City Adventure Continues

T. Rex at Albrook Mall!!!

Rojos Diablos (Red Devils) are old U.S. buses given a second life on the streets of Panama City.

The balconies of Casco Viejo (Old Compound).
This ship is entering the first lock of the Panama Canal (Miraflor). It will take 8-10 hours for this ship to go through the canal and enter the Caribbean Sea.

A ship, a sailboat, and tugboat are going through the first set of locks (Miraflor). They will be entering Lake Miraflor and continue to the next set of locks.

"You lookin' at me?" A sample of the fish found in Panama. This was at the Panama Canal Museum.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Visiting Panama City, Panama

October 2009 - Photos of our visit to Panama City, Panama.

Casco Viejo an older section of Panama City.

The view the city from our hotel.

Leapin' lizards!

An old building in Casco Viejo.

Different architect styles are found throughout Panama City.

Statue of Simon Bolivar.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shoes Distribution by the Barrio Planta Project

From The Barrio Planta Project's Facebook page:
Thanks to David and Jo Ann Makous, The Barrio Planta Project was given 60 pairs of Converse black & white tennis shoes, donated by Nike. Now our kids in the basketball clinic have shoes, instead of running around barefoot!!

Special thanks to Dan and Cesar for posting the pics, and to Kelvin Marshall for his article about it in the Del Sur, "Air Dyani." Check out some of the pics at:

Thanks to Sara Lemieux for helping out, Jo and Dave for making it all happen and of course to our wonderful staff.

For more information about the Barrio Planta Project visit their website: