Staying in Town Is Not So Bad….


An Evening Stroll,

It’s actually been pretty nice staying in town this week. And not having a kitchen to cook dinner has meant going out to eat every night, which we don’t usually do. And the added bonus of living in town is having the ability to walk everywhere. Of course my friends Valerie and Mark would beg to differ about some of the benefits, during the many festivals that kept them awake until 3 and 4 a.m. The Boom! Boom! Boom! of the drums and the “Are You Ready!” Blasting from the make shift disco techs that sprout up during these very festive times of the year. We are fortunate to be staying in town while there’s nothing going on. Which is a rarity around these parts, they do love any reason to have a celebration. No, it’s been fairly quiet so far and being able to walk to dinner is something we miss about our home in Los Altos.

Last night we walked to a Peruvian restaurant that we have been meaning to try, Casa de Cusco(? I may have that spelling totally wrong!) We sat outside and had one of our favorites, a pitcher of Sangria. It was not very busy in the restaurant, we saw only three other tables inside with customers. But anytime we have the choice to sit outside, that’s where we love to be. The dinner was good, but a little pricey for what we had we spent $75.00. We had two appetizers , ceviche and fried calamari (very small portions) and I had a traditional Peruvian Chicken dish while Scott chose a King Prawn dish. Everything was tasty and the service was great! The restaurant is a very short walk from where we’re staying. Tonight we decided to walk over to Big Daddy’s for dinner. Scott had the fish tacos and I had fish and chips and of course a delicious margarita, while Scott had a couple beers, this dinner was $30.00. We always like eating there, the food is consistently good and service is also always so great. And those margaritas never fail to hit the spot. After dinner we thought we should take a leisurely stroll through town and get a gelato. We so seldom get to be in town in the evenings, its fun to see the town after the hustle and bustle dies down, it’s pretty peaceful. Oh, there are still lots of people milling about, buses picking up people, taxis honking and dogs here and there. We still have four more nights here and I plan to go to Mike’s Global Grill tomorrow night, believe it or not they have a yummy Pad thai on their menu and I think I’ll go for that! The people who own the house that we rent called me today and asked if we’d like to meet them at the Panamonte for drinks on Thursday night, so I’m looking forward to meeting them.

We also have a meeting with our Architect tomorrow afternoon, he’s been taking his time getting us our copies of the final blueprints of the casita so that Scott will have the Electrical plan and all the fine details. We also need the plans for the workshop because the next big push will be getting the foundation started on that. We’re gonna need a place to keep all the tools as soon as we get them here! Hopefully sooner than later! I have a feeling Scott’s gonna have to buy ladders for the roof work…(you know I’ve got to roll my eyes right about here!) do you know how many ladders we have in that storage unit in California??? Many!!! Grrrrr! Next week we ought to have the beginning of walls going up! It’s really beginning to look like a little house! Yea!

As usual, the week is flying by. I had a great day today, starting with Zumba! I know I’ve already said this, but I just love that Zumba class! I tried a few when I lived in Los Altos but I gotta say, this is so much more wild and almost party-like! All the women are very fun and they hoot and holler and laugh all the time! Whenever there is a particularly sexy dance move they Whoo! Hoo! and egg each other on, It’s just so much fun! And, I don’t remember that they had disco lights at the class I went to in Los Altos! (Cathy Volker? are you still going? Do you have Disco lights?) Well, I decided to go ahead and join the gym today, given that it was April 1 I thought it was a good time to join. It was a little funny because I told the guy at the little desk that I wanted to join and he said okay but they have no contract to sign and you just pay your $40.00 when it’s the end of the month, I really love the casual way they run a business here. Although I don’t think you call Disco lights “Casual”! Hah! As you can see, our temporary move is proving to be just fine & Dandy! We’ve been taking advantage of being walking distance to Margaritas and Sangria! And boy are we glad there aren’t any big drumming contests going on, as a matter of fact there’s not been any drumming at all! All is well in Boquete town, and the adventure just continues….


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! :)

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