A few days after Leslie left, Sara and Russell flew in from Nebraska. After dropping off the goodies they brought me at the Peace Corps office, we took the bus to Granada. The next day we made our way to Rancho Santana, a nice hotel on the Pacific Coast, where we spent three days enjoying our private villa, the beach and pool, good food and good company. Afterwards we headed up north to Condega, where Sara & Russell were able to chill out for a few days in my cute little house before heading back to the States.
In early September I got to go home for a few days. I went to celebrate Brandy and Alex getting married, but it was also a chance for me to spend a little time with family and friends. And again, I took full advantage of eating all the good foods the US has to offer!
Me and the bride, Brandy
Tracy & I at Brandy’s reception
After getting back to Nicaragua, I had to make the final arrangements for my local competition. Near the end of the course I teach, La Empresa Creativa (The Creative Business), we hold a competition for the student businesses to pick the teams that will participate in the regional competition. It’s also a chance for the students to show off what they’ve been working on all year and sell their products. The winners who will be representing Condega at the Regional in Esteli are, “Reciclarte” a group that makes products like hanging plant baskets, bird cages and shower caddies out of recycled metal and “Zapanica” who make hanging shoe caddies. This month I will be helping them get ready for the regional competition and getting ready for the end of the school year. Less than two months left!