Friday, June 4, 2010

San Juan Del Sur

I've been remiss in posting these pictures. We went to San Juan Del Sur while Brookes was down last month. We drove down and stayed overnight one night at a place called Casa Del Soul. This is the view from our deck. It was a gorgeous house with three rooms. The owner lives on the top floor and rents out the bottom floors as guest quarters. Halle and Kathy had stayed there before, and spoke to the owner, so we got a great deal. About 60% off his normal advertised rate! (What can I say, I'm a sucker for a sale). There was a pool that we had to practically force Drew to get out of, and lovely patio area that looked out over the bay. It was a great place to stay and relax for a bit.
On the way down, we stopped at a wind farm. Halle wanted to check out the windmills. From what I understand, about 8% of the country's power currently comes from this farm, and they are hoping to expand it to double that amount. Drew was fascinated. The windmills were HUGE and he liked hearing about how they work.

From the house we could hike down through a dry riverbed to the bay below.

Drew liked throwing rocks into the ocean. There was no one else on the beach except us.

These crabs were everywhere along the road by Casa Del Soul.

There is a giant statue of Jesus over the bay at San Juan Del Sur. We drove up to a vacant lot just below the statue to get some nice pictures of the bay from above.

On our way out of town we stopped at the Pelican Eyes resort, which will be playing host to much of the production staff of Survivor 21: Nicaragua, which is to be filmed in the surrounding area. We didn't see Jeff Probst, though. We did have a nice lunch and look around their grounds a bit. The view from our table included this amazing infinity pool.

Abbey liked watching the people swimming.

Drew harvested some baby palm trees (with permission from the staff) for Halle to plant in the back field at home.

After lunch, we headed back home, but had to make one more stop on the shores of Lake Nicaragua to take a picture with a volcano.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Everything from the views to remembering how much Drew would probably live in the water if he could, to the Survivor 21 resort. What a neat experience!