Posted by: pennyinparadise | November 11, 2008

People, Places & Things in Panama

Here’s a look at people who have visited, places I’ve been to and things that don’t fit in any other place on the blog.

My son Paul was the first one to visit me in Boquete....here at the Bistro

My son Paul was the first one to visit me in Boquete....here at the Bistro

More time with my son Paul

More time with my son Paul

Paul at a place overlooking the valley of Boquete

Paul at a place overlooking the valley of Boquete

An auction in the gardens of the Panamonte Inn for a local charity

An auction in the gardens of the Panamonte Inn for a local charity

Don & Nancy Huff and me in Bocas del Toro

Don & Nancy Huff and me in Bocas del Toro

Fixing breakfast during a visit to Portobelo

Fixing breakfast during a visit to Portobelo

Luncheon with friends Georgiann, Olga, Helen, me and Kitzie

Luncheon with friends Georgiann, Olga, Helen, me and Kitzie

Canadian friend Annette Preston bought a house at the beach for us to play in

Canadian friend Annette Preston bought a house at the beach for us to play in

Airport runway on Contadora Island ends at the ocean's edge

Airport runway on Contadora Island ends at the ocean

People always ask me "What do you do down there in the 3rd world?"  Here's one answer

People always ask me "What do you do down there in the 3rd world?" .....here's one answer

The Shah of Iran was exiled to this house on Contadora....poor him!

The Shah of Iran was exiled to this house on Contadora....poor him!

One day I heard a noise in the road outside my house...here's what I saw

One day I heard a noise in the road outside my house...here's what I saw!

Waterfront buildings in Bocas del Toro

Waterfront buildings in Bocas del Toro

Allison & Scott Fratcher (she's a 500 ton ship's captain and he's her engineer) tell what they did last summer on www.earthrace.com.

Allison & Scott Fratcher (she's a 500 ton ships captain, he's her engineer) with Don & Terry Murray and me at dinner in PC. To see what Allison & Scott did on their vacation, go to http://www.earthrace.com. You'll be amazed!

Back to that question..."What do you do down there in the 3rd world"?  Girl's party at a friend's house.

Back to that question..."What do you do down there in the 3rd world?"...a girl's party at a friend's with a surprise guest!!

Girl's party at friend Elizabeth's birthday on her coffee plantation.

Girl's party at friend Elizabeth's birthday at her coffee plantation

Parade girls

Parade girls

Cousin Joy visited and went on the Tree Trek

Cousin Joy visited and went on the Tree Trek

Cousin Joy & daughter Tracy - Boquete

Cousin Joy & daughter Tracy - Boquete

Mariellen, Dana and Pamela at Boquete's Renaissance Fair

Mariellen, Dana and Pamela at Boquete

Boquete's Renaissance Fair

Boquete's Renaissance Fair

This warhorse had a colt the day before the Fair

This warhorse had a colt the day before the Fair

Elizabeth's costume for the Fair matched my bedroom perfectly

Elizabeth's costume for the Fair matched my bedspread

Boquete Community Choir

Boquete Community Choir

Christmas at the orphanage in Boquete

Christmas at the orphanage in Boquete

Latin tradition is to create a dummy of a "bad" person and burn them at midnight on New Year's Eve...my neighbor made one of Osama Bin Laden

Latin tradition is to create a dummy of a"bad" person and burn them at midnight. My neighbor made this one of Osama Bin Laden

Welcome to Playa Blanca on the Pacific

Welcome to Playa Blanca on the Pacific

Lunch spot in Bocas del Toro

Lunch spot in Bocas del Toro

Pat Behnke from High Springs came to visit....and of course, she went on the Tree Trek

Pat Behnke from High Springs came to visit....and of course, she went on the Tree Trek

My friend Wanda Stoll (we worked together at Eastern Airlines in the 70’s) came to visit and applied for her Residency Visa while she was here….good thing because 2 months later they changed the laws and now residency is more difficult to obtain.

Wanda at one of our rivers

Wanda at one of our rivers

Wanda and me at a waterfall near my house

Wanda and me at a waterfall near my house

And, of course, Wanda went Tree Trekking too....

And, of course, Wanda went Tree Trekking too....

This is what Tree Trekking looks like from afar

This is what Tree Trekking looks like from afar

LaPlayita is a great place on the Azuaro Peninsula on the Pacific

LaPlayita is a great place on the Azuaro Peninsula on the Pacific

Pedro, our boat captain, catches fish for dinner in the waters off Contadora Island

Pedro, our boat captain, catches fish for dinner in the waters off Contadora Island

A residential street with unusual mode of transportation

A residential street in Boquete with unusual mode of transportation

Some beaches aren't for swimming...Cocodillo means Crocodile

Some beaches aren't meant for swimming...Coiba Island in the Pacific

The lunch bunch at Playa Blanca

The lunch bunch at Playa Blanca

This big, burly Panamanian policeman was buying flowers for his sweetie!

This big, burly Panamanian policeman was buying flowers for his sweetie!

Me fishing at the trout farm (where it's easy)

Me fishing at the trout farm (where it

Did you ever see a tropical desert?   Near Chitre in the Azuaro

Did you ever see a tropical desert? Near Chitre in the Azuaro

A float in the parade at the Pollera Festival in Las Tablas

A float in the parade at the Pollera Festival in Las Tablas

Even the bathrooms are beautiful in the Azuaro

Even the bathrooms are beautiful in the Azuaro

Friends Bob & Dana played at their own wedding in the park in downtown Boquete

Friends Bob & Dana played at their own wedding in the park in downtown Boquete

Friends in my kitchen creating their favorite Thai recipe

Friends in my kitchen creating their favorite Thai recipe


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