This is Lake Nicaragua. Apparently you can't actually swim in it, because of the pollution. On the other hand, there are also sharks in this lake, so maybe that's a good thing.
We met up with some friends one night for dinner on the bay. They have all been in their assignments a lot longer than us, so it was nice to hear their experiences.
Plus we got to spend some time with another awesome friend from Pioneer School and visit the English congregation there.
So- how I got almost got rabies. The hotel we were staying at was a little dirty, so one night I thought I heard a mouse running around, digging in the trash. No big deal, mice are everywhere. I got up in the morning, didn't see any evidence of anything, forgot about it. Well the next night, I hear the same noise, but a lot closer to me. So I turn on the light.....there is a bat on the bed about a foot from my face crawling at me. Ok, I'm awake. We checked out of the hotel that morning.
Anyway, we made it home without too many mishaps. The last border crossing was awesome, we got through in about 20 minutes. After talking to the CO, apparently that's the one they have the most trouble with, so go figure. We had an unexpected stop in Siguatepeque for a few days, and had to leave the car there. But we found a really nice mechanic who drove us all the way home, and we get to pick up the car next week.
We are safe and sound. We got to do almost everything we set out to, and were able to see lots of friends. We definitely had an adventure, but I couldn't tell you about all of it or there would have to be way more posts. But next time, I think we will just take the boat to Belize. It's a lot easier.