- Turtles were born. Our German visitors, Andre and Ulrich discovered this one that was attacked by birds as it left the nest.
- RPCVs (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) visited. Linda (Ramsey) and Clyde with daughter and friend Francie; and Tess and her brother Dustin from Texas.
- Arrival of our first long term renters (1 month), Marcia & Dave, Ann & Bill from Florida at their new home – where the guys helped with chores
- Their main goal: fishing. They spent mornings in front of the house, trips to Pedasi, and yes, they caught some!
- Lunch at Rosi’s rustic kitchen included participatory preparation of the rice, eating succulent sancocho (Panamanian chicken soup) and a chance to see the iguanas.
- Horseback riding with Danilo, a local teacher &rodeo participant was enjoyed by Ann.
- Canadian high school students (25+4teachers) spent a day at the beach in addition to home stays in La Enea and community service in the wooded park by the cemetery of Guararé.
- Games of dominoes were the highlight of a daylong retreat for the Las Tablas club members & their families. And while the parents were playing, the kids had a good game of football (soccer) in the yard.
- Neighbors, Bob & Pat, brought their friends from Massachusetts, Sharon & Bruce, over for several nights and day tours of Guararé.
- Three surfers from Costa Rica, Ginny, Rick & Richard, stayed here between their surfing outings at Playa Venao and enjoyed some dining there. On one trip they found the monkey sitting at the bridge!
- Tom and Marie, Carol and John from England especially enjoyed the mangrove boat tour as well as their nightly Scrabble games.
- Joggers, Eric and Anne from Belgium enjoyed the shady, level asphalt roads of La Enea.
- And right behind were Peter (RPCV-Ethiopia) and Lorna who traversed the countryside daily on their bicycles as well as many jogs on the beach.
Panama is the place for 2012!!!More than 2 million people visited Panama as tourists during 2011. This was the first time the "2 million" barrier was broken. Panama has been enjoying an uninterrupted economic boom with steady and significant growth in the nation's Gross Domestic Product since 2003. People are "discovering" Panama as a destination for both travel as tourists and to live full time as expatriates.
Enero - Muchas actividades en Casa del Puerto02/12/2012 por Bonnie
Enero fue un mes lleno de oportunidades para turismo y recreación: Esto es lo que estaba pasando (y lo que se puede hacer cuando nos visite):
- Las tortugas nacieron. Nuestro visitantes alemanes Andre y Ulrich descubrieron que este fue atacado por las aves cuando dejó el nido.
- RPCVs (Voluntarios del Peace Corps que servieron) visitaran a Casa del Puerto. Linda (Ramsey) y Clyde con su hija y una amiga, Francie; y Tess y su hermano Dustin de Texas.
- Llegada de nuestros primeros inquilinos de larga estadía(1 mes), Marcia & Dave, Ann y Bill desde Florida en su nueva casa - donde los señores ayudaban con las tareas.
- Su principal objetivo: la pesca. Pasaron la mañana en frente de la casa, viajaron a Pedasí, y sí, cogieron algunos peces!
- lmuerzo en la cocina rústica de Rosi incluyó la preparación del arroz, comiendo suculento sancocho y la oportunidad de ver a las iguanas.
- Paseo a caballo con Danilo, (un profesor local y participante de rodeo), fue disfrutado por Ann.