"Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year"

As mentioned in the last post, we wanted to spend at least one full holiday season in our “Slice of Heaven”. As in the U.S., the Christmas season in Panama means decorating. I’m disappointed in that I forgot to take photos of the beautiful exterior decorations our neighbor and friend, Lupe Abrego had. Her Christmas…

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Panama

2019 is the first year that we’ve been in Panama during the holidays. We wanted to experience the celebrations and traditions of the Holiday Season at least once in our adopted country. We learned there’s a Spanish name for Thanksgiving: Dia De Accion. The grocery stores started stocking up a couple of weeks prior to…

October in Playa Venao

Hello from Panama! We arrived back at our “Slice of Heaven” in late September, just in time to prepare for spending the month of October in an apartment on the beach in Playa Venao. We’ve visited the area many times over the years,and it’s definitely a “happy place” for the both of us. Below is…

Visiting the Sinagoga’s

On the way back to Livingston, TX from the Family Motorcoach Rally in Minot, ND, we stopped for a couple of nights near Pawnee City, NE to visit some long-time friends who retired there from Bullhead City, AZ. Larry and Nancy Sinagoga own nearly 100 acres just outside of town. Larry built a beautiful home…

The Texas Hill Country

One of the many areas of our adopted home state of Texas that’s been on the bucket list is the wine growing region of the Texas Hill Country. We chose the German settlement of Fredericksburg as home base for our visit. Jimmy chose a “unique” motor court hotel for our stay. It was quite an…