Walking on Sunshine

Dennis and I were out on our morning walk this morning and couldn’t help but notice how lovely the day is early in the morning before things get busy.  We’ve been trying to progressively add a little time on to each walk and so, with that in mind, I dangled a ‘carrot’ in front of Dennis.  “Let’s walk all the way to San Francisco Plaza, and you can have coffee and a strudel before heading home.”
I wanted to share some pics of the surrounding neighborhood with those of you at home who wonder what our neck of the woods looks like.
The area is growing, although not too fast.  We have noticed new homes going in, trees being logged, and fields being cut.  We have 2 new neighbors putting up homes in the empty lots next to us and one I hear, is an Italian chef.  Oh boy!  Can’t wait to meet him.   We also noticed a lot where trees were logged and milled on the spot for lumber for a home going in around the corner from us.  Progress is everywhere.  What I appreciate is that much of the surrounding flora is left untouched and there seems to be a respect for the use of the resources by not overcutting.  We are in a rural area and hope it stays like this for a long long time.
We decided to take a side road and avoid the cars on the Palmira road.  That was nice.  We saw a new area we hadn’t explored and I took a few pics of the homes along the way.
Making our way down to SF Plaza, we then realized it was Good Friday. The parking lot was empty and the stores were all closed.  Dennis was sad.  No sweet roll for his efforts.
Apparently, we weren’t the only ones out for a stroll.  Two cows were crossing the road and off on their own morning adventure.  They didn’t seem very concerned about the traffic around them, or me, taking their pictures.  I followed them for a while and then headed home as Dennis had disappeared and was thinking about breakfast.
A little ways further, I came across a young man tethering his goats for the day.  I’ve tried to convince Dennis a goat would be a wonderful addition to our family, but alas, it’s not happening.  I had to make do with a hello to the goats and their owner and a few more pictures.
Rounding the turn towards home, I decided to share a picture with you of our local water system.  As you will remember from my last post, we have been without water for 5 days.  It’s Good Friday, so I am thinking there will be no one fixing the lines anytime soon.  We are being frugal and so far, so good. As we’re going to our friend’s home for an Easter Brunch on Sunday, we’ll beg another shower if things haven’t improved.
Wishing you all a Happy Easter filled with chocolate bunnies, good friends, and good times.

Warning!  Don’t scratch bug bites!
wagon wheel fence
container house
Oh Boy!  Sweet Rolls!
Above ground water system
Volcan Baru
Neighborhood watch
Looking for a cool piece of wood
Morning shopper
Small casita
Big casa
empty parking lot.  Uh oh!
Our bank to be
German restaurant
Granny’s homestyle sausage store
Italian pizza
Mort’s Bakery – CLOSED
Taking a stroll
Wait for me
Hmmm!  I wonder if the grass really is greener
Young man tethering his ‘lawnmower’
This is tasty
cool cutout in fence
big business here in Boquete
Get out and vote

About Rona True

Welcome to my blog. My name is Rona and I live here in Boquete, with my husband, Dennis. I've been keeping an online 'journal' of our adventure moving to Panama as a way to stay in touch with friends. As the universe is wont to do, my path crossed with some serious bloggers who have been encouraging me to step it up a bit with my technology, and so here I am; a novice blogger with a penchant for the spiritual path. Panama is a perfect place to recover the pieces I left along the way as I raised a family, had a career in teaching, and generally followed the 'responsible' road. I travel a new road now and each day brings a new awareness. Panama is a land which brings the senses alive. The culture, warmth of its people, sights and sounds are the stimulus for my journey. Without my incredible husband, this would not be possible. We breathe the same air on this adventure and I invite you to come along for the ride.
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2 Responses to Walking on Sunshine

  1. Kris C says:

    I love the cows in the road 😀 Goats though? They can be mischievous!

  2. Notice the goats are on ropes. No mischief for those two.

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