|This spider monkey was a hoot! It would reach its|
tail through the fence to wrap around our arms and
reach out his hand to hold ours.
|A Spanish-speaking macaw named Casey.|
|This monkey went in and out of the enclosure. SO cute!!|
|We were right inside with the birds. Don't know what kind of bird this was.|
Our guide only spoke Spanish, so we only got half the story. :)
|And the youngest was the only one with the courage|
to actually hold the snake.
|Yep, that's my girl in the water down there.|
BEAUTIFUL place, but very, very rocky on the shore and in the water. We were told we would want water shoes -- but we haven't had any water shoes since we left Jersey. A possible future investment for the family.
And we ended the evening at the place we started -- Las Ruinas restaurant. This place has probably the most authentic American-style food we'd had in town. My BBQ pulled pork sandwich was to die for. And besides that, we were there for country line-dancing night!
|Yep, a bunch of old white gringos dancing to Billy Ray Cyrus|
in a thatched hut in Panama.
Our trip back is brutal -- we drive seven or eight hours today to Panama City (with a quick stop at a housing development in a different part of the country on the way). Our flight leaves at 2am. Arrggghh! None of us sleep well on a plane. We get into Chicago at 9am, and start the drive back to Sioux City (where I hear the temps are in the 90s? Yeesh...). Don't expect to hear from me until the weekend -- maybe Monday. But your prayers would be much appreciated.