Saturday morning we had breakfast at 8 am at the Casa Materna and talked with some of the staff. Then we walked to the Escuela Colibri School for our morning Spanish lesson which was a warm reunion with several teachers we met last year. The school and Matagalpa Tours has updated their entry area with fair trade crafts made locally. Leslie and Dana were distracted with shopping during our break!
After our morning lesson we meanderd to a little shop then ate lunch in a corner cafe. There we met two older Scottish men traveling by bus from Panama City to Nicaragua and back. We had a very interesting conversation with them. After lunch Matagalpa Tours took us to the Molina Norte weavers. This is a coop of five women who weave beautiful cloth into bags, purses and other items.
Dinner was enjoyed with our host Kitty at her home. Her cat had 4 two week old kittens who entertained us -so adorable!
The remainder the evening was spent reading, relaxing and preparing for Sunday’s activities.
Dana & Leslie