Flight was uneventful landing us in Managua around 2pm.
Got luggage, rental car, some cash and we were on our way.
Crazy directions with hardly any signposts on the road. We took one wrong turn and had help from a man to get us back on the right road.
We were then pulled over by a policeman, who didn't speak any English, however we figured out we had committed an infraction of following too closely to the car in front. Right!! His boss then came over no English either to say we had to give him the driver's license and go to the bank and get $100 US. No way were we surrendering the license but we did have around $70 US and he reduced it to $80 and we make the difference up in cordobas. What a racket but what can you do??? He wouldn't even write up a ticket. DH suggested he come with us to the bank but he said no LOL!!
There are cows, horses, chickens, kids, horse and carts making it a constant circus added to the missing signposts was a harrowing drive.
Anyway back on the road and 2 1/2 hours later and 30 kms on a dirt road we are almost there. We then spot my sister and her husband walking towards us looking for us. They hop in and we tell them we didn't stop for groceries as we wanted to get there before dark.
The house is down a very steep hill but overlooks a bay on the Pacific.
This was the view the next morning! Oh, yes I (we) have a pool boy daily!
We have a lazy morning and then go to Playa Gigante for lunch. When you order lunch here be prepared to wait at least an hour for the food to come.
And then back for a swim while the guys go into Managua to pick up the remaining two nieces, in the dark, on those roads!! All arrived safe and sound after also being stopped for an infraction of turning on a yellow light. Their fine was less and they also tried to make him write out a ticket which he refused.