Day at the beach and my Casa Nuevo!!
Trip Start Nov 15, 2010
38Trip End May 05, 2011
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Myself, and about 20 folks from my hostel went to the beach in the morning disregarding the over cast cloudy, and raining morning. Many of them were going to surf. I was gonna take a lesson and celebrate that way ( with my first surfing lesson ) but the teacher guy didn't show up......so I swam about 1.5 miles around the far point to see what was on the other side......turns out that's where the other half lives! It was a great beach, about 1/2 a mile long and all the property is one family's spread. DAMN! So no bar for me to buy another bottled Coke, so I swam back around the point. After a rest, that 3 miles or so is the longest open water swim I've ever done, I joined the surfers and body surfed for a long while. It was perfect waves, there really is a reason all these surfers are in town.
Friday night was cool, myself and 6-8 guys from the hostel went to shoot pool about 10:00. There was a couple there already or the on the table and they let us join in as teams. The bar ( The Black Whale ) had a live band playing in the yard. Turns out that the guy did two tours in the Peace Corps ( Georgia, 2001-2005 ) and is now a coordinator for the Peace Corps in Latin America! Said it was an amazing experience!!!
One of the guys that I shoot pool with is named Griffin Thomson, from Toronto. Here, rather than ask " what do you do? " and " what part of town do you live in? " the questions are " where are you from? " and " Why are you here?". His answer was "I quit my job to volunteer here in SJDS for several months before I travel to South America". That kinda floored me! What were the odds of that?!? Who quits there job to do that? HAHAHA
We talked about why, what, when, ect and it turns out that we are on just about the same game plan for the next few months so we decided to become roommates. The pictures of the amazing house we rented are on Facebook so you can click here. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=253894&id=500137372&l=426ff54951
It is $500 all in. That is $8 a night each, which is .50 less per night than the hostel.