Monday, June 26, 2017

Days of Rum and Sunsets


The title of this post is the perfect description for each and every day of our trips in Central America. 

In Costa Rica try Centenario rum. Yum. 

In Panama drink Ron Abuelo rum. As my husband likes to say, "Not too Chablis."

In Belize try the singular One Barrel rum.  But Five Barrel is even better.

In Guatemala drink...I'll let you know next year!

But in Nicaragua, enjoy the best of the best. Flor de Cana rum. 

We toured the distillery last January near the city of Leon. The tour was kind of a dog and pony show. Even so, we got to sip rum aged for 18 years. This would be pretty darn exciting, if we didn't have the same delicious aged rum lurking in our liquor cabinet right now. We also have 12 year. If we keep our bottles around long enough, we won't have to splurge for their creme de la creme...25 year rum.  We've been enjoying Flor de Cana rum since we randomly picked up a bottle of number 4 in Costa Rica. Ten happy years ago.



Flor de Cana and coke light with a view.  Our vacation trick is to freeze ice in the bottom of a glass. You know you aren't drinking fast enough if the ice seal pops up before you are done. Smile.



A groove-billed Ani. (watching them on the roof tops is a serious happy hour activity)





But sunset is the real feature. The big show.



Ma Petite.



And Puff.  Our vacation cats. 













These days of rum and sunsets were enjoyed at Palermo in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. 

Heaven on earth as the Jesus statue will testify.

Be sure to pop over this week to see my illustrated, Cover of the Crows.  A contender for my future book cover! Where else other than Chorus of the Crows




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20 comments:

DUTA said...

Watching the sunset show with a glass of fine rum - what a celebration!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful photos and I've always enjoyed the sunset with rum

DJan said...

You've outdone yourself here, Sharon. Those sunsets! And the rum! :-)

Photo Cache said...

Oh what beautiful cat and sunset scenes. I bet that rum drink is super yummy.

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carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous sunset skies and sweet cat ~ great post for OWT ~ What a vacation! ^_^

Jim said...

Great shots.
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Linda Hensley said...

Rum and sunsets sounds heavenly. I'm going to try your ice in the bottom of the glass.

Caren Gittleman said...

Exquisite sunset photos!!!! Yum delicious rum and of course an adorable kitty! catchatwithcarenandcody

A Colorful World said...

I'm speechless! Wow! Amazing photos. What a great vacation...looks like heaven!

Cristina SF said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! The sunset shots are breathtaking.

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Lea said...

Fantastically beautiful sunsets!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, Sharon, gorgeous skies indeed! And I like your tip about freezing ice in the bottom of a glass and drinking fast enough so the ice seal doesn't pop!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sharon!:) Glorious sunsets, wildlife, and kitty captures. I enjoyed each one, thank you for sharing images of your holiday.

Piia said...

Amazing sunsets!

NC Sue said...

Beautiful images. So glad you stopped by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/shades-of-purple.html to share!

Sharon said...

What stunning sunsets! And I love the little kitty. I'd probably opt for a Margarita, but I'm with you on enjoying a drink and relaxing wherever we travel!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - what glorious sunsets!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Such a glorious trip! Beautiful sunset you have down there..

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Oh, what a life! These are rum and sunsets days for real. I am glad you know your rums very well. Have you been to Guatemala? Or, are you visiting soon? It is my favorite country in Central America. #TPThursday

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos Sharon!
I really like your trick with the glasses.