Week 5

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On Sunday, we needed a day off, but the deck boards were not completely screwed in yet. That meant that we spent the first half of the day working. By one o’clock, it was all finished and lunch was ready. While eating lunch, people from the community came to invite us to a soccer game against the neighboring community of …

Week 4- Let’s lay some decking!

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After our trip to Matagalpa, the team divided to conquer. Aaron went to Managua on an early morning bus to pick up Justin Guevara, one of our three travel mentors for this trip, from the airport. Justin is staying with us for 2 weeks and is a bridge engineer for Kiewit. He was a member of the Kiewit team that …

Week 1

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After arriving in Nicaragua with no problems, Ethan and I stopped having good fortune. Upon arriving in Cinta Verde on Tuesday morning, we found that the excavations had been dug meters away from where we planned on placing the foundation and anchors on one side of the river. Filling in the excavation holes was not an option because in our …

Adiós!

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Well, my bags are packed with surveying equipment and hopefully everything I will need for eight and a half weeks in rural Nicaragua. Throughout the eight and a half weeks, I will try to provide weekly blog posts, but posts may be scattered depending on how often I have access to an internet café with Wifi.   In this blog …