We decided to take the dog and the kid to the big park by Lake Nicaragua today. It’s not too far so we walked. It’s about 15 minutes on foot if you’re on a mission from god, or 25 if you’re taking it easy and stop and take pictures, which we did, so it took us about 25 minutes to get to the lake. Once you get to the lake, it’s another short jaunt along the shore to the park entrance, but we didn’t make it that far.
It had been very cool all day. A nice surprise, to say the least. I never checked the actual temperature, but I would guess it was in the low 70s (F) and breezy. When we got to the lake we saw why: a huge storm heading our way that was already draping the horizon with a gray sheet of downpour. We decided not to make the rest of the trek to the park, but turn and head for home.
We didn’t make it very far before the rain started pouring down! Unfortunately, unlike in the city proper, on the last stretch of La Calzada leading to the lake there are no buildings, thus no eaves to hide under. We had nothing for cover but the large trees that line the street. We marched on, exposed to the elements. Of course, Levi loved it, and made every attempt to dash out from the minimal cover of the trees and jump in puddles.
When we made it back to where the buildings start lining the street again, we ducked under the first available short building eave with a few other trapped folks and waited it out.
We do own two umbrellas. Thankfully we had left them at home where they remained safe from the torrent.