June 1-6, 2017
Jeff, Sidney and I flew to Panama. It was the first time that any of us had ever been there. It was NOT what I expected. It was a huge, bustling city. I mean ~ after all, there one once a man named Manuel Noriega! Drug money can build a lot of things! Ha ha!
We stayed at Planet Hollywood.
Jeff was taking a new job for a company called Fuxion, which is based out of Peru. This was their convention and he was going to be announced there.
Jeff had met with his prior assistant, Julie and offered her a job, never disclosing the name of the company or where it was located or what they would be doing. She accepted still and even got on the plane to fly down there, still in the dark about what is was she'd be doing!
We saw a picture of this sign and we just had to find it and take a picture there! I love it!
We went into Old Town. It was more like what I thought the whole country would be like. But I have to say, it was my favorite part. Beautiful old buildings, cobblestone streets, little shops, I loved it!
Looking back at the city from Old Town ~ it was really pretty!
One thing that I wish I could've gotten a picture of were all the cats that were just wandering around all over the place in Old Town. They were everywhere! But it was just too dark to get them photographed.
We stopped for dinner in this little Italian place and had some delicious pizza! This waiter was "super nice & friendly". I'm SURE it's because he was after MY hot body!
Sidney and Julie were just there...... ha ha ha!
He even brought us complimentary drinks! How sweet of him. Then he wanted to take pictures with us...... After we told him thank you for the drinks but that we didn't drink and that Sidney was ONLY 17, that Julie and I were each married. That Julie had 3 kids, I had 4, and that Sidney was my daughter. His words were, "Oh my Go....." He realized he wasn't going to end up with one of our numbers or a date afterwards and he wasn't so helpful after that and we became normal customers! Ha Ha Ha!
We went to see the Panama Canal before heading to the airport. It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It really is fascinating how it operates. I'm glad we got to see it!
I had to take a picture of these clouds on the plane ride home. It looked like someone had spilled popcorn all over the sky. I've never seen clouds like it before!