It has been a full day and we are still not ready to depart.  But by 7:00AM in the morning we will be on the road headed north, towards Los Chiles and the somewhat remote border crossing into Nicaragua.  Rain?  Probably but by leaving early we hope to get many kilometers up the road before we get wet.

Wednesday night?  The southern Nicaraguan village of San Carlos.  San Carlos, sitting right on the southern tip of Lago Cocibolca, should offer great fresh water fish.  Lago Cocibola, often referred to as Lake Nicaragua, is the largest fresh water lake in Central America.  Our time in Nicaragua will last four or five days and I will be exploring new mountains, volcanoes and cities.  With Ricardo, life is always and adventure.

Ricardo and Patricia will be riding their new Goldwing trike.  And Chuck?  Of courseI will I be on the trusted BMW that Ricardo recently acquired.  The weather will be in the high 70s and rain is predicted every day.  What an adventure.....