Turistas!

We had friends visiting last week and another friend arrives on Friday. Tourist central! It's exciting to share Panama with our U.S. friends. It also forces us up and out! No matter where you live, you get complacent with your life just getting the daily stuff done -- school, practices, work, laundry, dishes, grocery shopping,…

We were just tagged by the door-to-door vaccination crew in Panama. A very friendly woman in an official white uniform, with a bright vest, several badges, clip board and a shoulder ice chest filled with vaccines rang the doorbell and asked if we had children under the age of 4. We don’t so we were…

Birds

The tap, tap, tap of the woodpecker on the tree just outside of our yard is a pleasant sound that isn't out of the ordinary. The sound comes and goes. Birds flit and fly about the yard on a regular basis. Birds so colorful and so beautiful I really should document them. But the tap,…

Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables have been hit and miss here. I've never tasted anything as sweet and perfect as pineapple can be in Panama. Soooo very good. But then I've never been as disappointed in the availability of fresh produce as I have been here. Actually, that's not true. Former Communist Prague winter of 1991 was…