Special Event Today?

Special Event Today?

I saw at least 20 and probably more like 30 truckloads of rather "generic looking" people today like these. By generic I mean not waving political flags or anything. It appeared they were all heading to Matagalpa or to Doug's house.

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Those are my new friends...

we will be going to AutoNica to have a chat as to why my truck has taken more than a year to not fix...

-Doug ©

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate

Drag racing?

Do your friends drag race often? :)

O quantum est in rebus inane! / A palabras necias, oídos sordos.

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building. - Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz)

License plates

I think the truck on the left was just pulling up to tell the other guy that his license plate expired 6 or more years ago. The truck on the right was actually fun to watch as it was dog tracking so much. That is, the front wheels were following a path maybe six inches to the left of the rear wheels.

hello friends!

sorry to hear about the truck.....

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -Thomas Jefferson-

is it just me...

or is that a good looking road?

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -Thomas Jefferson-

It is a good looking road

I am going to write an "adventure story" that will probably get me labeled as a Commie Danielista because I am going to talk about road improvements.

That is on the Pan American highway just south of Sébaco. I don't know about the Pan Am south of Managua but the five years I live here it has been fine north of Managua. There was a section what was "developing wrinkles" because the base it was built on moved a bit. Well, that just got fixed. All in all, the primary roads here tend to be very good and there has been a lot of work going into other roads as well.

For a comparison, the roads in Nicaragua seem to be better than the roads in Costa Rica. Yes, they have more but a lot of them suck.

I wouldn't worry too much

I wouldn't worry too much about the "Commie Danielista" label on this one, as everyone knows that every major road project was planned in the years prior to his coming to power. And although the repairs you referred to were obviously not planned then, I am sure Daniel had little to do with it. In fact, I doubt he even knew. Come to think of it, where is Danny boy these days. I haven't seen him around lately. He seems to be keeping a low profile. I wonder if that pair of pajamas I sent him had anything to do with it.

Plan vs. Action

In Costa Rica, parts of some bridges were built during the administration of one president (I forget who right now but before Pacheco) so they could put in the identity plates with his name. The road, however, was not built during his administration.

I don't much care when things were planned or who knew about them. What I do know is that things are actually getting fixed now and that is a good thing.

one thing is

for you NOT to care,and another is To Give Credit Where Credit Is Due not the other way around like you ALWAYS do.

These roads were NOT "Just" Planned,but were even financed(via donors) by the prior admin,so it is relevant .

Gee, That's Great

In Costa Rica, it is pretty common for one administration to plan to do something but, by the time the next administration is in place, "the money is gone". One specific example was a whole bunch of road improvements around Cobano on the south end of the Nicoya Peninsula about 7 or 8 years ago. But, at the same time, a whole bunch of "unplanned" road improvements went in in the area where President Pacheco lived.

I wonder if the Obama administration can find some donors to finance rebuilding the 50 year old Interstate Highway system in the U.S. that is currently crumbling?


Is this in code?

Coffee Time

Probably workers on their way back to picking coffee after an extra long holiday weekend. I saw some going past Matagalpa, and at least one heading up the road at Las Marias (which is definitely on the way to Doug's house). So again, I would say they are on their way to get some coffee :)