Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I attended a Ball at Playa Bonita Resort & Spa. It was lovely. Everyone was dressed to the nines and I was able to wear a very special dress. (Click for details).

Playa Bonita is located not far from Panama City overlooking the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal close to Fort Kobbe (Howard Air Force Base). Playa Bonita boasts of beautiful sunsets and private beaches. They also have a very nice arrangement of pools. I found the staff and security to be pleasant and welcoming and saw many tourists checking in/out when I arrived. They all appeared to have cheerful dispositions but this could be either due to their stay or to the sight of our crowd donned in gowns and tuxes. They offered a special deal of $150 (+tax) for 2 adults including breakfast.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today The Husband had a day off for Veterans Day. Instead of wasting away on our computers in front the telly we decided to get out of the house and tootle through the neighborhood. There was no goal or aim, we just bounced around. I say ‘bounced’ because there are so many speed bumps in Panama we are close to going insane. Rumor has it, anyone can put up a speed bump anywhere and if you look around you can see the rumor has some truths because some of them match, some of them don’t, some are here, some are there, some in pairs, some in tears. There are even a few with pieces of rebar protruding straight up waiting for your tire to stray. Our vehicle is suffering from them too. I’ll have to take some pictures to illustrate. Oooh, and the missing manhole covers… but I stray…

Today, after living here almost a year, we finally see a sloth! Not in the jungle, not in a park, not even in a tree… It was climbing a gated carport in the neighborhood. We jumped out and caught it on camera before the battery went kaput.