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huevos rancheros con gallo pinto

We had a leisure morning for the most part.  Which I was glad; it's going to be a long travel day.  We had plenty of time before the 11 (ish) ponga back to El Rama.

Jay had gotten up early to explore the town.  He came back and then took me to the restuarant he'd eaten breakfast in.  It was overlooking the river and the opening to the Caribbean Sea.  There wasn't anyone else in the restaurant, and I ordered the breakfast Jay suggested, huevos rancheros that came with gallo pinto and tajados.  And, those were the BEST tajados I'd had.  After I ate, we went and walked through the market where the fresh food staples were being sold: the fish fresh from the lagoon, bags of beans and coconuts, and boats bringing in bunches of platanos.

The ponga filled before our scheduled departure, so we hustled to the dock to get our tickets and through security.

  It really surprised me that there was so much security, checking our passports three different times, and the Nicaraguan Navy inspected our bags.  We were the last to board the ponga, so I had to sit in a separate row from Nellie, Emily and Jaimie and Jay was all the way in the front.  It was an enjoyable ride, but the lady next to me kept invading my personal space.  She was traveling with two kids and she took more than her fair share of the row.  Oh, well.  At one point, I just burst out laughing because there was nothing else I could do.  Nellie did offer me a Twizzler to make it better.  It started raining about fifteen minutes out from El Rama.  But, this time it was a clear tarp, so it wasn't nearly as hot and I could still see out.
This is the exact moment Spain won the World Cup. The town erupted and this kid was in the window.

We went ahead and grabbed a bite to eat in El Rama before hitting the road back to Managua.  I ordered carne a la plancha, declining the sopa de huevos de toro.  We noticed the World Cup game on the television; a scoreless game.  But, when we were getting into the car, Spain scored to win the game... the entire town erupted with cheers!

It was a long car-ride back.  Emily, Nellie and I were squished in the backseat since Jaimie supposedly gets carsick.  But, that didn't stop her from whining about where we would eat tonight... TGI Friday's -- I don't think so.  I don't even eat there in the States.  We ate at Rosti Pollos; I had pollo jalapeno for the last time.  Emily ordered Tres Leches, and oh, my goodness... it's a good thing I did not discover this dessert until my last evening here! I'd been eating it the whole time!

Early morning tomorrow:  getting up around 4 to get ready to go to the airport!

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huevos rancheros con gallo pinto
huevos rancheros con gallo pinto
This is the exact moment Spain won…
This is the exact moment Spain wo…
the opening between land is out to…
the opening between land is out t…
taxis
taxis
fresh from the lagoon
fresh from the lagoon
carne a la plancha
carne a la plancha
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