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Article about Panama Canal

Sunday, February 26, 2012      1 comments

Enjoy this article about the Panama Canal from a Minneapolis newspaper. The author took the trip the opposite direction we did.
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Birds, bees and butterflies with coffee

Friday, February 24, 2012      7 comments

This morning we drove through Boquete up to Finca Larida, a coffee farm in Panama. The grounds (I mean to area surrounding the coffee trees, not the coffee grounds) are beautiful filled with landscaped lawns, trees and flowers. Those flowers a... Read more

Change of Plans... road blocks

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      2 comments

Today we made some major changes in our plans. We were supposed to go to an island in the Caribbean on Sat. through Monday. However the government and one of the indigenous tribes here are having issues over strip mining of copper (gov't wants... Read more

Spa setting

Monday, February 20, 2012      3 comments

Until the pool and exercise center at the development they live in is completed, my DS and BIL have joined a local spa. I went with BIL this morning. I got to do my yoga on an outside deck under jungle trees with a babbling brook in the backgr... Read more

Jungle Canopy from a zip line

Sunday, February 19, 2012      7 comments

I can't really describe the exhilaration of zipping through the trees at up to 60 kilometers an hour (over 35 mph). What a trip. Check out this site for info and some pics of the ride we went on today.... even my sister who doesn't like speed.... Read more


Saturday, February 18, 2012      3 comments

Today after doing some errands in Boquete with my sister, we all drove slightly up into the hills above the city. After parking we visited Mi Jardin es Su Jardin, several acres of gardens that are open to the public even though they are the gro... Read more

A gift - A perfect day

Friday, February 17, 2012      6 comments

This morning, we gathered our beach items, donned our swimsuits and my brother in law and sister drove us to their favorite Pacific beach in Panama. It is located at a resort and we paid $10 per to use their private beach, sit on comfortable la... Read more

Am I uncaring or learning something else?

Thursday, February 16, 2012      2 comments

There are many communities we all belong to ... here on Spark and in our own homes, jobs and towns. One community that is important to me is the yoga community which is actually world-wide and incredibly varied. One type of yoga is called Anusa... Read more

More Panama Pics (mostly focused on eating!)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      4 comments

First pic is at a coffee house/bakery in Boquete, Panama called Sugar and Spice. DH and I shared a pineap... Read more

Two Valentine Quotes

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      5 comments

The first quote is about the love between two people. The second is why I feel this way about my husband of over 44 years. I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have ... Read more

Pics from Panama

Monday, February 13, 2012      4 comments

These are two of the pictures from our trip so far. One of me and DH at the top of Ancon Hill with Panam... Read more

Recommended reading

Sunday, February 12, 2012      3 comments

If you haven't read the Managing the mysteries of Motivation Part 2 , check it out. I especially like the last two paragraphs about changing your story.
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Panama Canal Tour

Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

I promise not to blog everyday about Panama for the next 3 weeks, but today was spectacular. We took a taxi from our B & B to the pier and boarded a three deck ship with about 350 other people. We entered the canal from the Pacific side in Pan... Read more

Why I am proud to live in Iowa

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      1 comments

This is the link to an article and video that is about my pride in living in Iowa. A man lost to history, Arthur Clark worked to get his daughter admitted to the white school in Muscatine, Iowa in 1868 (yes, 1868) and got the word white removed... Read more

Dealing with grief

Monday, February 06, 2012      2 comments

Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb This is the beginning quote from article about a woman who lost her daughter 32 minutes after her premature birth over 20 years ago. It ... Read more

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