Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | April 22, 2009

Cincos Pinos, Nicaragua

A couple of months ago I received a nice Email from a gal from Nicaragua which I thought I would share with you. I have not edited this message in any way. I have received her permission to share this email with you. In a subsequent Email, I found out that she now lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. I’m hoping to have the opportunity to meet her when I pass through Maryland on the way back to visit my family in New England in 2010

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Below you will see the message and then the Blog entry to which she refers to in her message. It pleased me greatly to receive this message and I hope to have the opportunity to re-meet her father on my tentatively planned return trip to Nicaragua in 2011. Cincos Piños in Spanish means Five Pines and is located in a remote mountainous area of Nicaragua. I’ll never forget my visit there!

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Cincos Pinos, Nicaragua
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:15 PM
From:
“Hellen Domingguez”
To:
jimj@panamaorbust.com

Hi! Jim Jaillet I was looking in the internet for Pictures of my family and I found Cincos Pinos, Nicaragua Posted by Jim Jaillet at October 15, 2008 8:00 a.m. in this article of your Dairy there I found a Picture of my father Onel, my grand mother Olympia that I haven’t seen in years and Great grandpa that I have never meet. you can’t imagine my surprise to see them let me tell you who I am My name is Hellen Carolina Lainez Benavides 24. I was born in Nicaragua June 27 1984 my parents are Carolina Benavides and Onel Lainez in 1984 my parents had to separate because in when I was born the goverment in my contry was recruting young men for the military and my mom and dad had to find a way to send my dad away so he wouldn’t end up kill in the military and i grew away from him i only saw him once few time once when i meet him for the first time in 1992 i was so happy to finaly see the men that so many times I dream of we meet in honduras, he made his life and had a nother family but my mother always talk good things about him and that is why I care so much and I love him so much and I can wait to visit him, sometimes I talk to him and I feel so sad because he misted so many thing of my life that I wish he wouln’t had to live ever. I’m currently marry and I have 2 kids with a wonderful men Rodolfo I meet him in high school but has of today we haven’t got marry through church because my dream has always been for my dad to take me in the altar and im still waiting for this to happend I’m sure my Dad loves the same or more that what I love him.
thank’s for making me so happy today…
keep in touch.

HELLEN LAINEZ DOMINGUEZ

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From my new book Captured in Mexico and Central America…
Chapter 90 – Cincos Pinos, Nicaragua

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Olympia, Pedro with his radio, and Onel.From Panama or Bust…’07/28- (Day 209) At Chinandega, Nicaragua…

6 AM temperature was 77 degrees. Bob stayed home nursing his cold, while Bud and I accepted Onel’s invitation to go and meet his family in the mountain town of Cincos Pinos (Five Pines), about 85 miles distant. We headed out on the road we had originally planned to take to Honduras with the motorhomes, and within one-half mile, we were very pleased that we have changed our plans! The road is terrible! Onel has a new Toyota pickup truck, and despite the potholes, drives VERY FAST! No one passes him; he passes everyone!

Sixty miles and two hours later, we reached the turn-off road to head into the mountains. Twenty miles and one hour later, we reached Cincos Pinos. Then on to his grandfathers’ house, which took one-half hour to go two and one-half miles. The road (?) was VERY VERY, STEEP STEEP, NARROW NARROW, ROCKY ROCKY, BUMPY BUMPY (get the picture?), and required four-wheel drive all the way. It’s very pretty there. It reminded me a lot of Northern California. His grandfather, Pedro, is 95, spry, and with a twinkle in his eye. He stays alert by constantly listening to the news on the radio and is “up-to-date” on everything going on in the world. Onel’s grandmother is 94, blind, and pretty much confined to bed. His grandfather has lived in the same house for 80 years, and has been married to the same woman for 75 years! It’s so far into the mountains, that they finally got electricity and a telephone only four months ago! They had never met a “gringo” before, and all the neighborhood kids stared at us like we were aliens from outer space!

We also met Onel’s mother, Olympia. I told her that I had lived in Olympia, WA, for 16 years, and that they had named the city after her. She was most pleased! We also met a herd of “cousins.” Bud wasn’t feeling well and took an hour nap in a large hammock in the living room, while I chatted with the family, and enjoyed a noon meal of New Cow Soup, which was very tasty. Then it was time for the very bumpy three and one-half hour return trip back to the rigs.’

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All material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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http://www.panamaorbust.com

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  1. Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

  2. I love this blog!


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