Monday, July 22, 2013

It's a marathon, not a sprint

Just back from a 5.5hr walk ... along the Western shoreline of Lake Nicaragua.

NOTE: I did NOT get all the way to El Paso, and can't really be sure how close I came, but ... trust me: long walk :-)

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Lots of locals.  A fair number of cattle herds, being driven by real-world cowboys.  A million dollar view of the beaches.  Very few houses.  Not even a tienda that I could find.  Relatively cool weather with great lake breezes.  Just a beautiful walk.

I'll be resting, now.  Drinks with Bill & Tiffany @ 4pm.  I have to get my thirst on.

Last night's dinner, at Ciudad Lounge, was simply sublime.

Dragon Fruit Martini
Organic Mixed Green Salad with avocado, cherry tomatoes, black olives, and a balsamic dressing
8ozs of absolutely perfect steak w/veggies and mashed potatoes
A side OF mashed potatoes (why not ?)
A cinnamon covered, fruit sauced, fried pineapple with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it
An Argentinian Malbec wine.

It was ridiculously expensive, but indescribably good.

I think Bill, Tiffany, and I have one more ludicrous dinner in us before they go home.  I'll have to find some other suckers -- or just go stag -- after they leave :-)

Chow for now ... from the "I'm sure I walked off THAT dinner" rationalizers of ... The Gulag.


  1. There's an ultramarathon in the middle of the lake, with Colorado connections,...but your route and dinner sounds even more pleasant!

    1. Wow !! Incredibly cool !!! I had NO idea !

      Had I not booked and prepaid my remaining Nicaragua nights, in Granada, I probably would have gone to Olmetepe for a few days. Heard good things.

      It's always good to become aware of more people who TRULY appreciate:

      a) the heat, down here, and

      b) the value of a couple of really cold Toña beers !!

      Salud !