At My Own Pace

Objective: Target Practice // Weapon: Canon T3i // Location: Chicago and wherever my dimes can take me
Judging by my bilingual deficiency and the cluster of jacketed riders, El Recodo may well have Managua’s premier scooter gang hang-out.
Keep scootin’, Managua.

Judging by my bilingual deficiency and the cluster of jacketed riders, El Recodo may well have Managua’s premier scooter gang hang-out.

Keep scootin’, Managua.

Nicaraguan landscaping.
Thankful for my job, but this guy was in a peaceful state slicing up that brush.
Sun-drenched, sweaty, physically tired, and mentally refreshed?
Pass me that machete, amigo.

Nicaraguan landscaping.

Thankful for my job, but this guy was in a peaceful state slicing up that brush.

Sun-drenched, sweaty, physically tired, and mentally refreshed?

Pass me that machete, amigo.

The path leveled off after a modest incline, revealing a clearing of aluminum-roofed plaster buildings.  Wicker baskets for harvesting coffee beans hung on beams underneath the awnings, and although the morning was still young, the sun’s blaze already danced on the roof in a widening film of blurry heat.

The path leveled off after a modest incline, revealing a clearing of aluminum-roofed plaster buildings. Wicker baskets for harvesting coffee beans hung on beams underneath the awnings, and although the morning was still young, the sun’s blaze already danced on the roof in a widening film of blurry heat.

Rum running in the streets of Managua.

Rum running in the streets of Managua.

The view from a Nicaraguan coffee farm.

The view from a Nicaraguan coffee farm.

Inland lighthouse.
The tides have changed.

Inland lighthouse.

The tides have changed.

Quality alone time at Toronto Island Park.  

Quality alone time at Toronto Island Park.  

Bananas running amuck in the Toronto graffiti scene.

Blue skies and beer.
Both for free.
To gaze at the CN Tower is also free.
To ascend it is very much not free.

Blue skies and beer.

Both for free.

To gaze at the CN Tower is also free.

To ascend it is very much not free.

You will look silly if you wear the poncho, but you are silly if you don’t wear one on the Maid of the Mist.  It’s a category 2 hurricane down here.

You will look silly if you wear the poncho, but you are silly if you don’t wear one on the Maid of the Mist.  It’s a category 2 hurricane down here.

Palpable swagger.

Palpable swagger.

Lakefront stroll along the hyphen fest that is Niagara-on-the-lake.

Lakefront stroll along the hyphen fest that is Niagara-on-the-lake.

The plant-laden streetscape of Niagara-on-the-lake.

The plant-laden streetscape of Niagara-on-the-lake.

She remembers my birthday, invites me on all her travels, and sends me a hand-written greeting card on every major holiday.
That’s rare company.

She remembers my birthday, invites me on all her travels, and sends me a hand-written greeting card on every major holiday.

That’s rare company.

My chariot awaits.

My chariot awaits.