|(all photos in this segment provided by Cesar Armando Nunez)|
My wife and I are in Nicaragua for the weekend to attend a wedding. This isn't the first time I've been here and this time it is really a short visit, but a few things have happened that I think readers of this blog might find interesting.
It starts with a view from the parking lot of a beautiful lake at the foot of the active Masaya volcano. If you take a 180 degree turn "El Estadio Roberto Clemente" is visible, named after the Pirate Hall of Famer. We all know that Roberto perished in a plane crash when he decided to personally bring and distribute earthquake relief supplies to Managua. Clemente received word that supplies from other sources were not being properly distributed to those in need by the Somoza government that was in power at the time, so he insisted on delivering them personally. Sadly, his overloaded plane crashed into the seas off the coast of Puerto Rico.