Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Out across Lake Nicaragua, the volcanic islands of Concepción and Madera

After a breakfast of pancakes, a couple pieces of bacon and some (weak “American-style”) coffee, I looked around the hotel grounds a bit. Still quite wet from last night’s rain and clouds hanging low over the land.

Found a room near the entry dedicated to the major league baseball career of Denis (“Dennis”) Martinez, who while with the Expos, pitched a perfect game against the Dodgers in July of 1991. The room is filled with photos, posters, newspapers, proclamations, bats, jerseys, gloves, trophies, etc. Denis is from Granada, Nicaragua and owns the hotel.

Strangely emotional to walk around this small shrine, now aging and somewhat neglected. A glimpse of a glorious past, a moment frozen in time.

A closer look at Concepción

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