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Sunshine does make a difference
Monday, March 05, 2012      5 comments

We just returned from 3 weeks in Panama, where the sun shone everyday and the weather was lovely. Now, I realize spending 3 weeks in Feb. in a warm climate with a sister I love dearly may have made some of the difference as well.... however, to... Read more
A Perfect Day
Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

How do I top that title? After a wonderful breakfast of great Panamanian coffee, healthy cereal and a great fruit smoothie, we gathered food, changed in swimsuits and drove 5 minutes to "Frank's Place." In the mid 1990's Frank bought 100 acres... Read more
Eating out Panama style
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      2 comments

We went to Caldera, a nearby small town for a typical Panamanian lunch. You get to order chicken, meat (which could be pork or beef) or fish. No fish today, so 3 of us ordered chicken and DH ordered carne (meat). The rest of the plate is fill... Read more
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 pine... 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 Pan... 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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