Thursday, January 18, 2018

Introducing: Two Minds About It

Well, after a dead couple of years over here it's time to move on. I want to thank everyone who supported me over the years. You've been a great support to me in my travels, particularly in Nicaragua.

A lot of things have changed, so much so, I had to start a completely different blog. 

I decided to do something with my mom who continues to be my biggest supporter in life.

Check out our new website here: Two Minds About It.

That's right! It's a whole new vibe over there. It's a different kind of blog with a completely different goal. It's less of a diary and more about supporting others as they reach their goals big or small.

  • Is there something you've always wanted to do but have been too scared to try? 
  • Do you want to travel more but don't know where to start?
  • Are you struggling to be healthy (again) and looking for support?
  • Have you considered quitting your day job in the last few minutes? 

Did you say 'yes' to at least one of these questions? Then the new blog might be fun for you. 

Come over and hang out with mom and me over there, today.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Funday Monday: Massages

My roommate and I decided to go to get massages last week but then I wasn't feeling up to it so we moved it to yesterday Monday. It was the perfect day for it. It rained all day and it was cooler than usual, so we headed into Granada for massages and lunch. (Just like old times ;-)

My favorite couples massage duo, Dream Spa, has moved! They've changed locations but it doesn't matter those hands of theirs are still in business. If you've seen my previous post you know that they are two of my favorite people outside the congregation.

Here's the current pix and location if you're also interested in a little Funday Monday Massage.

Omar and his wife Xiomara are now working within the walls of the La Cigale Hotel on the Calzada across from the school before you get to Mona Lisa Pizza. Despite the proximity to the school the location is tranquil and private. 

The hotel is a former colonial home that has been turned into a peaceful haven for weary travelers. They have about 9 rooms for $65/night. That's a two person room with a continental breakfast. The hotel is nice but we went for the massages. 

The current special is 2 one hour, tandem massages for $40. That's $20/person or $25 if you decide to come alone. Either way, you won't regret it. They are both very professional and qualified folks. As you can see we left feeling very relaxed and content. Just be careful not to step on the baby turtles.

Enjoy your next Funday Monday and if you go for massages tell them I said 'Hi.'


Sunday, May 10, 2015

March/April 2015 and Current Events

March & April were such busy months I didn't have a moment to spare for my poor blog so here's a summary of how it went down:

bonus silliness
The memorial this year was great we had lots of deaf and lots of pictures afterwards. So nice to be inside the KH this year! We enjoyed it. Maybe a little too much.

March 2015 Assembly
The assembly was just before the memorial this year. We were busy campaigning for the memorial but we had a great time with friends in Ticuantepe. So many friends to see old and new. 


These are all the happenings in between. The birth of Dayana Shelina Chalupa. Lots of studies, some great demos during the meetings. Another visit from Marquida. A little coffee and a lot of Cookie ;-D


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What Should I Pack?

This post is an answer to a question I received on the page So You Want To Preach In Nicaragua. 

What to pack can be a daunting thing for any traveller. Depending on your length of stay, gender and planned activities you want to have as many options as possible and at the same time not bring an overweight bag. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Help A Need a Greater Near You

There are many ways to help a need greater visiting your congregation that goes beyond a financial donation. Of course, I'm not knocking money because who doesn't need a little extra? But sometimes we just don't have cash to give so here are some ideas that help a need greater visiting in your area.

Let's count them down from ten:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

COUNTING THE COST: U.S. To Nicaragua Air Travel

Something I haven't talked about much is airline choices for coming to Nicaragua. Like most people it usually boils down to the price for me, but for people coming for the first time here are a few things to consider:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Why Nicaragua? Part II

If you want to know why I chose Nicaragua in the first place check out my previous post Why Nicaragua Part I. Here's what happened after I decided to go there.