The trip down to Managua went pretty much as smoothly as it could have. We got to the airport hotel and checked in by 9:00-9:30 p.m., then up the next morning at 4:30 a.m. to catch the 5:00 a.m. shuttle to the airport. Fortunately, they checked us in as a group. We got to the gate with plenty of time and everyone headed off to get some breakfast. The flight to Miami was uneventful, and we had just enough time to grab some lunch. The flight from Miami to Managua was equally uneventful. It took us some time to get through immigration and customs, but not because there were any problems, just the nature of traveling with a group of fourteen. A large group of people from La Nicaraguita were waiting for us, and each of us got a flower. The bus ride to school was followed by a meal. There was some conversation between our students and theirs, though it took a while for everyone to warm up. A lively game of grab the bandana followed, which served as a better ice breaker. The host families came to pick us up around 6:00 p.m. We’ll meet again tomorrow morning for breakfast and a city tour.