I’ve never participated in a destination birthday before. But 30 is a big deal, and one of my favorite friends is turning it. So what better place to celebrate than at a timeshare condo in Pompano Beach, Florida? Nowhere. The answer to that question is nowhere.
Managua and Miami are only separated by a 2 and ½ hour flight, so the fact that I live in another country right now is not an excuse.
We will never know who the shuffleboard champion of the group was. We were just too busy brunching and bathing, I guess.
After only three months away, I was surprised by how the supermarket already seemed slightly overwhelming. I stocked up on hard-to-come-by things like vanilla extract and canned pumpkin for pumpkin bread.
I think I talked everyone’s ears off about Nicaragua. Thankfully they humored me and listened to my stories. I got to catch up on DC gossip, new jobs and new housemates.
Even though I’m not working full-time, it felt like a mini vacation. Back to life in Nicaragua. It’s funny how much this already feels like home.