This weekend we ventured out to the Pacific Coast. Our plans were to learn how to surf. In Nica, Don is a term of respect; I now call the ocean Don Ocean because I have a deep respect for it.
I've been to the ocean once before, but I only went in it for a few moments because I was scared. This time, I was fearless. I got my boogie board and dove right in, trying to swim past where the waves broke. I kept at it, but every time a wave came I got shoved back onto shore. The sum of my story is that I did not attempt surfing; I realized that I do not have the strength to paddle past the waves. My dreams were shattered this weekend, for my secret dream was to move to the ocean and be a surfer babe. But, I will stay positive. Greg, did a pretty good job surfing. He never got up, but he got close a couple of times. With some more practice I have no doubt he will be a surfer dude.
In addition to swimming a lot in the ocean, we ate some yummy food at some restaurants on the beach nearby. Also, my Prof, Dan Brun, and my friend Samantha and I made a reggae music video. Above is a picture of us posing. To say the least, we had a weekend full of laughter.
To remember the weekend I have lots of pictures, but also some battle wounds. One is a giant bruise above my knee from my elbow. The waves were very strong and I got knocked around a lot. The other battle wound is a nice giant scrape below my knee. I ventured out into some waters that were further down the beach and the waves crashed me into a nice rock that I could not see because it was underwater. I think that it is infected; hopefully tonight I can perform some First Aid on it to stop the infection.
And one last thing: Nicaragua has the best chocolate ever!
(Tip: If you double click on the pictures it makes them bigger)