Final Thoughts

Sorry my blog was sporadic and none too exciting.  The month went very quickly and looking back we neglected to do a lot.  Today is our last full day here at the condo.  I'm going to miss waking up early and watching the sun come up.  I do it most...

Alone on the Beach

Today Stan has gone fishing.  Left at 5:00 a.m. and luckily he didn't wake me.  So I had a delicious, snore-free sleep in.  Had my coffee on the balcony.  Ate a little fruit.  I believe this could be my best birthday morning ever! The internet was...

Hunting with the Game Warden

Or a day at the mall.  Friday we ventured to Panama City to the Albrook Mall.  Easy Peasy.  We just took a quick cab ride downtown and waited at the local bus stop.  The buses have no particular schedule and they come along often.  Sometimes two at...

Proposals, fireworks and a car crash.

That would make a good punk band name.  But that's what new in our neighbourhood since last we spoke. On Valentine's Day, a young man made a path of flower petals down to the beach and had a proposal written in the sand.  Cheesey? Yes.  Effective?...

I saw Bigfoot!

Well not really.  Not a sasquatch or any kind of bush creature.  But I did meet a 'Murican who voted for Trump.  I mean, you hear about them but until you actually see one with your own eyes it's hard to believe.  And yes, it was everything you would...

I saw Bigfoot!

Well not really.  Not a sasquatch or any kind of bush creature.  But I did meet a 'Murican who voted for Trump.  I mean, you hear about them but until you actually see one with your own eyes it's hard to believe.  And yes, it was everything you would...

New friends

Yesterday I don't know if we could have called Pedro and Isario friends because we paid them to take us to El Valle. But today they took us for a lovely traditional breakfast and then to their home so today I call them friends. Yesterday's trip was...

A woman's work...

I always imagine when I'm away from home the work is left behind.  But alas, I had to change the bedding and do laundry, sweep floors, do dishes and grocery shop.  On the other hand if a person didn't do these mundane tasks what would we do? My dad...

a couple of rants

I was planted on the beach this morning contemplating life.  Actually, the waves had washed away all thoughts and I was just sitting.  Stan hadn't come down yet when a man we had met yesterday stopped for a chat.  Great guy.  Almost.  He's from...

On the menu

Stan got up early and wandered down to the beach to catch the local fishermen as they came in.  Our "early" and the locals "early" might be two different things.  Anyway, Stan did manage to meet up with one last fisherman.  He had no fish but had some...

Me and technology and people we met

I wrote a great blog.  No doubt the best I've ever written.  It was funny and yet sophisticated.  Warm and with great insight.  I even added pictures.  And that's where it went wrong.  It wouldn't load and I lost the text. I will recap it for you but...

First night jitters

I'm not sure if this happens to anyone else but every trip I take I suffer some anxiety on the first night.  Not fear or apprehension.  More of a "I should be at home" feeling.  I know in my head it's nonsense.  And I really do love to travel.  And...

Early Thoughts

This blog is dedicated to all those people who requested it.  Here's to you Ken and Kathy.  We left home on January 31 because of the four hour trip to the nearest airport.  Sheesh.  We get tired before we leave!  Lucky for us we have an amazing...