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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Final Nica Post

As of right now, Cameron and I have made it back to the states! We are waiting to get on a plane to Las Vegas here in the near future. Our last day in Nicaragua was an interesting one, we woke up on Saturday morning and started our journey back to Managua. There were tons of cops on the road and we didn't really know why. Cameron thought that maybe they were looking for someone specific. Then, we got pulled over, I was a little nervous, but the cop just looked at Cameron license and let us go. We didn't think much of it, then about ten minutes later, we got pulled over again. Like our first experience with Nica cops, Cameron pretended to only speak english. The cop tried to tell us that Cameron drove over the yellow line a little bit and that was a 400 cord fine. Cameron gave him money so he would let us go and we were on our way. We were a little annoyed that we kept getting pulled over for really no reason. After another few minutes we got pulled over again, for the third time!! By now, Cameron was super annoyed about it all and I just kept hoping that we could just make it to Managua and return our car so that this would stop happening. The third cop was a little harder to pay off but eventually Cameron gave him the money. We were about to start going but then he saw our camera and thought we were recording him, the cop sorta freaked out. Cameron tried to explain that it was just a camera and we showed him pictures of our trip and of random stuff that just happened to be on our camera. Finally, he was convinced and let us go. We made it back to our hotel without any other run-ins with the police.

Back in Managua we ate dinner at TGI Fridays which was like a taste of home! Cameron even remembered a couple of the waiters that worked there when he was on his mission. After dinner we headed back to the hotel went for a swim and headed to bed. We woke up early and were at the airport at 5 AM! We got to fly first class to Atlanta and it was great!

Overall we had a wonderful trip! It was so great for me to see the people that Cameron was able to introduce to the Gospel. I'm so grateful that I was able to marry someone who gave everything they had while he was on his mission! We are truly blessed to have a home that has air conditioning, to have a running toilet, to have hot water, and many other things that we take for granted every single day. Our trip was fun and exciting and full of many memories, we can't wait till we can return!!


PS Happy Mother's Day! Cameron and I both got another mom this past year and we are very blessed to them both in our lives! Thank you for all you do for us! We love and appreciate it!

7 comments:

Jentrie said...

I'm so glad you guys are back safe and you had fun! I hope your birthday was fun as well! :)

Jared and Heather Benson said...

Fatima, you and Cameron are the best ever. I can't wait to get together with you guys to look at pictures from the trip and plan the next one together :)

J Fo said...

I can't get over the cops and the corruption. Crazy. Glad you're back. We need to BBQ sometime!

Ted & Breauna said...

Holy mother Cass! What an amazing trip! It sounds amazing! It sound similar to my Peru experience! miss you!

Meglio Stasera said...

DUDE. I freaked out everytime you got pulled over. It sounds like the cops can get away with anything out there. And don't even get me started on the people stealing the hotel you were staying at! Madness. Congrats to both of you for being smart and wiley. I hope life isn't too boring back in the states now.

marcikay said...

cassidy.. i loved reading all of your posts about this amazing trip.. but the mom side of me is happy you are both home safe and sound!!

Line said...

Hey i like your nica name!haha. I think you should just make a fake cedula so that you can tell the cops you're Nica if you get pulled over again...man, can't wait to go out there again!