We are from Iowa, a state of a handful of lakes, and Minnesota, a state of 10,000 lakes. Growing up in the Plains meant that a drive to the ocean meant climbing into the sedan for a couple days drive or a planned vacation in order to frolic in the waves and bury our feet in the sand.
I (Kevin) did not see the ocean until I had turned 22 and really that was just the gulf of Mexico and after the destruction of Katrina had just passed through. Thus, I spent the majority of my time cutting trees and roofing as opposed to taking in the sights and sounds of the nearby ocean.
Since, neither of us have ever lived near an ocean and since the possibility of living this close to the ocean ever again does not look that likely, we are doing our best to enjoy the beautiful Pacific and Atlantic Coasts of Nicaragua. We wanted to share with you some photos of were we have been and what we have seen, and also to extend our welcome mat--especially to the Plains people!
These pictures were taken a couple of weekends ago at the Rivas Beaches along the Pacific Coast. Cassie recently completed a class on manual photography, so these pictures were some of her first experiments.