The last few weeks have been pretty crazy. We have been here now for almost three weeks and most of that time has been spent getting settled. We’ve lived in hotels, hostels, and finally found our home in Diriomo. We’ve had to find furniture, a car, and other things to try and make our stay more enjoyable (who knew how important spoons are?). We’ve also tried to be involved in the community and church. I’ve gone out with the missionaries a few times and tonight was our first English class at the church which is free to the community. So, needless to say, we needed a little break.

I was woken up by Bella yelling, “Ets go? Ets go!” So after a quick breakfast (thank you PricesMart for the oatmeal!) we were off for an adventure. After asking about 20 people we finally found our way to La Laguna Apoyo. But before we made it to the water we had to stop to see the view!

It cost us 50 Cordobas which is about $2 to get in. Cobble stone roads most of the way down made it a nice drive to the bottom. We were confused of exactly where to go, but after asking some people we decided to just park the car and walk down a trail to the water.

We love our new car. It gets us every where we want to go. 1998 Mitsubishi Montero.

Not sure which one of these girls was more excited about seeing the water!

Finally we made it to the water. Bella could hardly control herself she was so excited! Good thing we had our water shoes because there was no sand! Only rocks, which happens to have worked out perfectly for us since Isabella loves to play with rocks.

We had the whole beach to ourselves!

I got to take Isabella out for a swim first.
She loves holding her breath and putting her face in the water.

Thumbs up mom!

We’re number one!
Peace

Angie was actually quite confused when we kept throwing gang signs at her… It is good to teach them young.

There were so many butterflies

No dryer? No problem. Just throw you clothes on the rocks to dry!

It doesn’t get much better than that!

Even the chickens head to the water to stay cool!

Pretty girls, pretty view, pretty awesome life!

Bella will be swimming in no time!

We had a great time at the Lagoon. It was a fun adventure for us and a great way to stay cool. It was only in the low nineties but with the humidity it always feels hotter.  This place is definitely making our list of places to go when people come to visit!

Phillip is a 27 year old father of two. He has visited 25 countries on five continents and lived in four of those countries for over five years. He speaks fluent Italian and Spanish and has a deep passion for family, travel and cultures. He co-founded Yuda Bands in 2009 and has helped provide over 1,200 years of scholarships to youth in developing nations.