I’ll Be Right Back!!!


Geesh! You may be wondering where I’ve been, or maybe you’ve been glad to have a break from my ramblings! But for those of you who are wondering why I havent posted anything for awhile….It’s because our internet has been out of commisssion for over a week!!Grrrr! While I can post over my data plan, I can’t seem to download any photos. We spent an amazing weekend at our friends Jungle Lodge in Rambala and I have lot’s of great photos to share with you as well as all my tales of adventure! We had such a great time and as soon as our internet is back, which should be tomorrow, I’ll post my Rambala post. Until then, It’s our first Tropical Christmas and I must tell you it’s quite humorous to us to see Christmas trees on top of taxi’s and in the back of pick up trucks. Decorations in Palm trees and loads of garlands and lights dripping from the outside of the houses everywhere we drive. Why is it humorous? Well, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas to us! It’s warm and sunny and we haven’t even broken out our winter clothes, oh, I almost forgot…We don’t have any “winter” clothes!! Whaaahahahaha!!! I’m reading all about the freezing cold temperatures in different places in the states and we just made reservations to go to the beach for a couple days next week!! Yep, two weeks ago we were in the mountains in Costa Rica and this past weekend we were in the jungles on the Caribbean side of the country and next week we head to an area near, Boca Chica, about two hours from where we live, to lounge around with friends on the beach. We have friends visiting from Canada who we met a few months ago and they invited us to join them and their friends for a couple of days of fun on the beach!! As I’m writing this post Scott is contemplating what he wants to BBQ on the beach……Big smile!!! I don’t think I’ll get a tree this year, but Scott did come home the other day with a beautiful Poinsettia for me, so we have a tiny touch of the holiday’s , not to worry. Today we stopped at Romero’s ( our version of Safeway ) to pick up some groceries (me and my injured ankle waited in the car) and when Scott got back in the car he had Christmas music in his head, “They must have been playing Christmas music in there!” he said. So It is definitely Christmas here in Panama, it just doesn’t feel the same to us. Life is good(It would be even better if our internet would come back to us!), and we’re living our life to the fullest and enjoying every moment , even with a hurt ankle!! It’s amazing what one can do with crutches! Don’t worry, I’m being very careful as I limp my way through the jungle and I’ll go gingerly on the sand. Thanks for worrying about me….

About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

7 responses »

  1. Yes, we were starting to go through withdrawal. We NEED our fix from you more frequently or we start getting the shakes. I guess you are just going to have to get a back up internet system installed – – maybe a satellite dish :). You have to understand that you have responsibilities now and can’t just shut off your friends 🙂 Since we live in Florida I don’t think we will miss “wintertime” as you know it so the thoughts of Christmas decorations in palm trees seems pretty normal to us. Hope your time away is a good one. Wish we were there to enjoy it with you guys.

  2. I agree. It is a very different Christmas for me as well, an old California girl living now in Pedasí instead of Auburn where it snowed last week. I would be deeply involved in singing Christmas music at several concerts at this time, but instead I am immersed in living this new life and so happy for this choice. From what I have read, so are you.

  3. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and Scott. I found a Christmas ecard designed especially for folks who don’t live in “wintery” areas so I will be sending that on to you soon. Of course, you’re going to need your internet connection to see it—but I know you will have that back soon. It must seem really different to be in a place where it is warm and instead of here in Santa Clara County where it was 25.5 degrees this morning~~ but this will pass for us, too, and should be in the high 60’s by the weekend. Take care and enjoy—but then I know that you are already doing that11

  4. Sigh! I know how difficult it is to live without the internet. Hopefully manana will bring you back to the world wide web. We’ve been without our satellite TV for almost a month. I’ve called Mexico everyday for the past week to get a SKY technician out here to see what the problem could be. Tomorrow the technician is supposed to arrive on the ferry..so we all should be happy campers once again. Buenos suerte mi amiga.

  5. I can imagine how difficult it is without your regular internet service. Yikes! I am sure your tropical Christmas will be delightful this year. Feliz Navidad, mi amiga. Disfruta!

  6. Where are you staying in Boca Chica? I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it. I thought it was really beautiful and tranquil there.
    Dang internet. grrrr. Good luck with that. I know how important it is for all of us to stay in touch with the world.

  7. It was awesome to meet you. The visit at the beach was Sao much fun. It was also great to share stories, pictures, jokes, waves and yummy food!! Can’t wait to see you again. Love my new friends…and I love your wittiness in your blog!! Awe-some! And this is from an Acadian Newfie living in the Prairies. Yep…you heard it right…

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