Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nicaragua - Morgan's Rock

Our next stop was a beautiful eco-lodge on Nicaragua's southern Pacific coast - Morgan's Rock.  We stayed in a beautiful hillside "tree-house" on the other side of a 150-foot suspension bridge from the main lodge.  We spent a ton of time swimming in the pool and playing in the waves, including Amelia's first time boogie-boarding.  The kids went kayaking for the first time - though a mangrove swamp with lots of exotic birds.  We went to the resort's farm and made our own breakfast, including milking a cow, collecting freshly laid eggs (still warm to the touch) and learning to cook tortillas - delicious!  We also went to nearby San Juan del Sur for a tasty seafood lunch and enjoyed some traditional local dances on Christmas Eve.  But the coolest experience came on our final morning, when we got a call at 6:30 am that the baby sea turtles had hatched - we rushed down to the beach and got to help them make the short journey to the sea.  Soren even got a shout-out on Twitter!

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