It is a bit early but we are starting to have some of our spring winds here in NM and as the dust ramps up, I start sneezing...oof, allergies.
We had a great trip to Panama and our goal of visiting all of the countries in the Americas is one country closer. Very sweet country and very, very hard for me to get my head around the idea that in 1989 we invaded Panama. Amazing!
We found that it is an easy country to visit, it seems to be doing well with lots of jobs and a lively economy and that a lot of expats enjoy living there. I would go back any time. One interesting thing was that as the airplane neared the country and we filled out our visa forms, we were handed a folder with a detachable card that informed us that as tourists, we were covered for all our health care needs. How shamelessly socialistic! No wonder we invaded them! That crap can be catching...just think if all of us in the US realized you can actually do that and provide health care as a right and not have it continue to be a for-profit industry, it would turn the country upside down.
So in 16 days we visited the old part of the largest city, the Atlantic side at Boca del Toro, the uplands in the north at Boquete and the Pacific side at Boca Chica....giving a nice overview of the country.
I won't go into all of the experiences we had but there were many and we met a fair number of folks that we really enjoyed.
Now I am home in NM and working on happy-home-owner projects as well as getting my hack ready for a good long summer ride. I am experimenting with some ideas to set up a way that I don't have to sleep on the ground but up on the hack tub. Interesting project and I hope it works out....it would be nice to be up off the ground and able to park overnight in an occasional Walmart or Flying J truckstop....maybe a Pemex in Mexico....