August 13, 2015: The Big Storm

Thursday.  It was bright, sunny and extremely windy out on the balcony today.  Dominica tried eating Rocklets, the Chilean competition for M&Ms and the wind was so strong that it blew them away!

MangoLassi was super busy today.  One of the busiest days yet.

We’ve been addicted to watched Mental Floss today.

Tonight we had our one big storm of our time in Central America.  It started by surprise in the evening and hit really, really hard.  One of the biggest storms I’ve ever seen in my life.  The weather radar showed it hitting several countries!  It was hitting Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Columbia and Venezuela all at the same time with us more or less in the middle of it.

It was completely crazy.  The furniture was blowing around on the deck and the power went out a few times, but the Internet only dropped while our router was rebooting, we actually never lost connectivity from our ISP.  There was so much wind and rain that water was coming in the windows and a puddle formed in the living room!

The storm went on all evening and into the night.  It was a lot of fun to get to watch it.  The girls were quite excited.  Some of the hardest rain that I have ever seen.

It was a treat to get to see a real rainstorm while in the rain forests (more or less) of Central America.  This is more of what we thought that it was going to be like.  It has been an extremely dry summer.