Road Trip to Boquete, Panama

Our second road trip in our new car took us to the beautiful mountain community of Boquete. There is quite a large ex pat community in Boquete, and we have visited the area several times over the years. We’ve never been disappointed in its beauty. According to Wikipedia: “Boquete is a small mountain town located…

Playa Venao Panama

Oh my, I didn’t realize this post was never published. Please accept my apologies and enjoy!! We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary by spending one night at a resort in Playa Venao, about an hour’s drive from our “Slice of Heaven”. We’ve often visited Venao, and in fact stayed there for a couple of nights…

Celebrating Emily’s 40th Birthday in the Dominican Republic

“You’re not forty, you’re eighteen, with twenty-two years worth of experience” Author Unknown Our niece, Emily Brown, planned to celebrate leaving her thirties behind while sitting on a tropical beach somewhere in the world. She chose Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (long before the US State Department issued their Travel Advisory) and invited us…

Carnival 2019 and Feria Internacional Azuero

Jim and I decided to venture into Las Tablas during Carnival 2019, a few weeks ago. Even though it was only 9:30 in the morning, the streets were packed with vendors and people. Las Tablas hosts the second largest celebration of Carnival in Central America. We enjoyed our morning Mojitos while strolling around, people watching….

Celebrating My Birthday in Panama

My birthday was March 26, and of course I started celebrating early (as usual). The Sunday before, Jimmy barbecued his famous ribs, made mashed potatoes and gravy, bourbon flavored barbecue beans, sweet corn and much more. We invited our friend William Jaen and his family to help us eat this over-abundance of food Jimmy typically…