Celebrations #2

As I promised before, here are some pictures of our anniversary getaway to the nearby colonial town of Granada.  Marisa and I have already visited this picturesque city several times and this time, instead of trekking around to see the historical and tourist sights, we were hoping for a few days of rest and relaxation.

We stayed at a beautiful,small hotel where only one other guest was staying so we really were able to unwind in a very peaceful environment.  As you will see, the place where we stayed had a great outdoor pool area, the best of any we’ve seen in Granada so far, and we spent at least part of every day just laying by or in the pool and reading.  We also rented bikes and explored new areas of Granada we’ve never seen before and on Sunday night attended the worship service of the Granada Mennonite Church, one of the four churches with school programs that participates in the Mobile Library Project.

The trip was a much needed break from work, household chores, and the heat and dust of Managua.  We returned home feeling some regret at leaving such a perfect refuge, but also feeling renewed and ready to jump back in to the exciting work we’re doing here in Nicaragua.

Great pool area with floaties for maximum relaxation.

Comfy hammock and other inviting spaces to lounge with a book.

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit, home-made muffins, and juice every morning.

View from outside our room, you can faintly see the Mombacho volcano in the background.

With our bikes in front of the old fort "La Pólvora".

Marisa with her classic yellow bicycle.

Biking down a street we'd never been on before led us to a gorgeous view of the Cathedral.

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3 Comments on “Celebrations #2”

  1. Elle Says:

    What is the name of your cute little hotel? We are spending a week in Costa Rica, near Liberia on the NW coast, the week before Christmas. We exchanged a time share there, on the beach. We are thinking of extending the time and coming to Nicaragua. Don’t know for sure yet, since airfares are pricey the week after Christmas. If we do come, Granada is definitely on our hit list, as is Managua!

  2. Kate Says:

    Love this! So glad you got to relax.

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