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.