Here’s a quick blog post before we leave! Where are we going? Matagalpa, specifically the city of San Ramon where we’ll be staying for three nights in home stays. This is one of the most exciting parts of the trip: being able to live in solidarity in a rural community. We will be getting up early, helping run the household (this can include milking cows, making tortillas, and various types of physical labor), discussing how rural life is (we are being paired up based on Spanish speaking ability, I’m a little nervous!), and seeing how life is for Nicaraguans outside the city of Managua. Where we have had pretty good comfort here with showers, beds, and pillows here in the city, our host families probably will not have these. We’ll really be roughing it!! Everyone is excited, nervous, and above all ready to have an awesome adventure. We’re nearly ready to get on our bus for a 4 hour drive, so adios!
PS: Toni and Lynn Fydalle if you are reading, Fr. Joe from Notre Dame who stayed at your house a few times sends a big hello ( yes he is on this trip with us!)