Traveling around Central America has been an eye opening experience for me. I have never been to the rain forest or spent any time out on the open ocean. I find the beaches amazing and the people are mostly friendly. I wish I would have decided to take some Spanish in high school. It really would have helped me out if I would have just sat in Mr. Mesa’s class and absorbed his native tongue. Alas, I cannot fix the past but only move forward for the future. So I’m starting with a little application on my iPad and hope that I can atleast order some food, hail a cab and get directions before we get off this ship. In either fashion, it does seem that English is the universal language and that many of the people we have come in contact with have a good handle on it. Phew, I’m grateful for that.
Mom, Don’t worry, I’m eating good. This was an amazing salad of avacado and cucumber with some light seasoning that I had at La Riena’s on the beach in Limon, Costa Rica. We really enjoyed our afternoon there. The waves were crashing into the shore and reminded me of a time when I swam in Lake Superior when I was about 11 years old. My drummer friend from Grooveline, Matt Jones, jumped into the surf with me and we had a great time body surfing in the waves. Grooveline is another band that performs on the ship in a room called the Wheelhouse. I’ll post some other photos of us with Matt in the future.