We arrived to the rain forest on the corner where Gatún Lake meets the Chagres River mid-morning. Immediately we were met with scurrying wild life (we’ll come back to that), a variety of lush green foliage, and peaceful views of the water. If this had been the end of our day, it would have been worth
Date Night Finally! It feels like we have been moving for ages! The process never seems to end. We physically moved to Panama in early July. Then, we returned to get our “stuff” to come to Panama. Then, we moved our oldest into University in the states. So, even though nothing is put up, our
Luckily the lockdown was lifted just in time to celebrate year 45 on the beach! Now was the difficult decision to choose which one – yes I know this problem won’t gain sympathy from anyone. The family and I settled on Mambo beach. While we have been on this beach for shopping, dinner, and happy
Location, Location, Location Let’s be real, even if the food wasn’t great, Scampi’s delivers stunning ambiance! This picturesque restaurant is in Punda, but away from the hustle of “city life”. The outside dining area is right over the crashing waves, and in the evening, the sun setting over the water is picture-perfect. Scampi’s is one
The Discovery We came here by accident. This is a common occurrence for my family. Our family of five shares a car and the older two believe that “ball is life” and have us trained in that mindset. This means we are constantly driving them to practices and games. Last night, Cole was training an
Most of you know me, I’m not one for nature! One of my favorite phrases is, “I don’t outdoors”. But I do LOVE water, all water, fish tanks, oceans, seas, rivers, shoot – I even love baths. So, when I’m “trapped” on a beautiful Caribbean island with a National Park, I will give it a
Maybe this is a lesser known beach in Curaçao, as it doesn’t seem to pop up on many travel sites, but it quickly became a top five for me and the family. Rhys made it number 1! Logistics It’s FREE! Seriously FREE! There is ample free parking, free entry, and free picnic tables with palapas.
Jack was the last in our family to celebrate their birthday on the island, but it was a big one! Here, he is considered an adult. He can now drive and drink (hopefully not together). We asked what he wanted to do – go to a bar? A nightclub? Beach day? He chose Chinese food.
On February 24, 2020, my family experienced it’s first and definitely not last Carnival! Or at least the parade part, not the party all night part – we’re old and enjoy sleep. My biggest fear were crowds, parking, and getting lost. Friends of ours helped get us to the beginning of the parade and we
Logistics The Hato Caves are near the airport and on the same road. You can see the sign on the right coming from the airport. There is free parking at the caves. Once there, you can buy your tickets ($9) and have a snack at the restaurant. I personally enjoyed the trail of cacti leading
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