Just a heads up that I'm heading off into the wild and wonderful land of the backpacker kingdom, and it might be a week before I get back on this blog to update. Having said that, I'd like to leave you with a few images of joy and bliss from my recent weekend at the beach with MOXITA THE AMAZING FIFI POODLE!
Oh, it was heavenly. We walked, we swam, we lounged about in hammocks, we ordered fish for lunch and got FISH. As in whole, grilled, head-and-fins-and-skin-attached fish. I love fish like this, but it was a first for Moxita. It came out on it's huge plate, a lime wedge stuck in its befanged mouth, and Moxita looked at me in dead shock. "But Cheasty, that's a real fish!" Why yes, it is. And soooooo delicious!
On our long walks up and down the beach we saw all kinds of natural wonders. Mussels wiggling their way back into the sand, whole conch shells washed up on shore, bleached sand dollars, and best of all, something I've never seen outside a petting zoo. Live sand dollars.
Oh my goodness I was so excited to find these things! I love the way their little tentacles wave and circle, and the patterns they leave on the sand when they burrow underneath it. These were another first for Moxita, too, and she loved them at least as much as I did. Look, she even kissed them goodbye when it was time to go. Goodbye, little sand dollars! Thank you for playing!
After a long and beautiful evening, a dinner picnic on the beach with cheese and foccacia crackers and a bottle of very wonderful wine, and an hour or so of star-gazing and rambling conversation, we toddled off to bed at the positively geriatric hour of 8:30. I know, ridiculous, but we were drunk, tired, and happy, and there was nothing else going on. Today we came back to Managua to pick up our great friend Varunski (pics to follow later) and tomorrow we head off on a week of travels to places with very little internets. How excited am I? I feel like I could dance the Dance of Unending Joy and never ever stop.
So off we go. Wish us luck, wish us happiness, and tune back in next Monday to see how it all went. Hasta entonces, amigos...