Tuesday Market

What a fun morning. We were told we have to go the Tuesday Morning market so this morning we woke eager to see what it was all about. It is held every Tuesday, rain or shine from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Boquete Community Players Theatre & Event Center just across the Feria Bridge from downtown.

Finding a place to park was a chore as we got there about 9:15a...

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Exploring the hills around Boquete

We were up at 6:00 this morning, showered, and checking emails when breakfast arrived. It was the same as yesterday as we told Tori that is what we preferred.

After breakfast we headed out with no agenda in mind. We actually like to just wander, never knowing which road to take until we turn onto it...

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Pizza in Boquete

Today was a pretty uneventful day as we decided to just stay put and let Mike rest one more day. After a fantastic breakfast of granola, yogurt, fresh pineapple, bananas, and papaya, pumpkin bread, toast, and the most delicious coffee, we just “hung out...

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Drive from Pedasí to Boquete

We left early, around 7:30, as we didn’t know how long the 365-kilometer (about 228 miles) trip would take us to get to Boquete, and we didn’t know if we were going to make any stops. We sort of figured if we didn’t stop and drove at 40 mph the trip would take a little over 5 ½ hours...

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Looking at houses in Pedasí

Today we were back in town with Al and Shelly looking at houses and driving around the area. We drove through parts of Pedasí neither Mike no I had been and out to the little airport. Shelly said that they have, I think, 1 flight a week and it is about $100 one-way to Panama City...

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Checking out housing

Today Al, Shelly, Mike and I went into town to have “the special” at Smiley’s, a hamburger. Neither Mike nor I have had one in forever so it tasted especially good. While in town we poked around to see what houses rent for and what they look like. I had heard Panamanian homes were smaller and some came equipped with stove and refrigerators while others didn’t.

We saw two, actually, one ...

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Winding down our stay in Pedasí

We have been winding down our wonderful stay in Pedasí. We haven’t ventured out much but have been enjoying the tranquility by the pool and conversations with those who live here. The real bonus, though, has been getting to know Al and Shelly McCullough.

One day for lunch we had some of the pineapple we got in Las Arenas plus a papaya picked from a friend’s yard and a couple plantai...
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Slowing down in Pedasí

Not every day has to be filled with excitement. Today started as it always does with coffee on our big porch overlooking the green pastureland beyond the trees and fence. Then breakfast and a couple of games of Cribbage.Back out on the porch Mike logged into the internet to pick up his messages to see if there was anything important going on...
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November 7th – Las Arenas, here we come!

I wanted to go into Las Arenas, a town 2 kilometers from Chitré. The book we have said all along the main street that passes through the town are small shops selling the pottery this area is famous for throughout Panama. I love pottery and thought it would be fun to walk in and out of the shops and see what they have...
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November 6th – connecting to the world

This morning we drove into Pedasí to Casita Margarita for breakfast. We had option #6 on the menu. It started with a large bowl of fresh pineapple and papaya; I can never get enough of the fruit! I had 2 eggs over medium (juevos frita medio), 3 papaya pancakes, 4 slices of bacon, which I shared with Mike, and coffee. The breakfast was $6.00.

After breakfast we headed to the town square...

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