Monthly Archives: October 2013

Disappointed Bruin fans but more good family moments

It wasn’t just that UCLA lost to Stanford, the Adventures agreed it was one very boring football game. Even the ancient Dollies and multiple trees (in attendance for homecoming) provided minimal diversion. Plus, it was darn hot. The evening took … Continue reading

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Celebration of UCLA – and the big twin announcement

D’s daughter Nikki and son-in Matt flew up to the Bay Area from Southern California to attend the UCLA/Stanford football game, slated to be a good one, based on both team’s on field performance to date. Tonight Holly and Jack … Continue reading

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Long drive to final overnight at Coconut Lodge Panama

Drivers Jean and Melissa picked the Adventurers promptly at 8 am for the long drive from Santa Catalina to the Coconut Lodge Panama, a beautifully appointed inn in the hills above central Panama City, which is owned by Melissa’s parents, … Continue reading

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First of the morning walk around Santa Catalina – and fabulous food at Chano’s Point

The Adventurers learned if they were going to see the big surf – and surfers – they’d need to get up and out early, so they took a good long pre-breakfast loop hike this morning, which was a perfect compliment … Continue reading

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From the land of coffee to Santa Catalina, Panama’s surf city

Every day brings an adventure. In some respects, the adventure today was the lack there of. Daniel picked them up at the Coffee Estate Inn (where they poised for hosts Jane and Barry, as is the custom at the inn) … Continue reading

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Taking a Sunday drive in the hills and valleys of Boquette

Driver Daniel Higgins-Watson picked up the Adventurers Sunday morning for a driving tour of Boquete. In three different loops, they pretty much covered all the town’s neighborhoods. Disparity between the haves and have nots was again in marked contrast. Waves … Continue reading

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Taking a stroll above and through Boquete – and finding good food for lunch and dinner

Replenished after a delicious “date night ” dinner of rack of lamb prepared by host Barry at Coffee Estate Inn (a Friday night specialty that’s most recommended) and a good night’s sleep in the Inn’s super comfy bed, the Adventurers … Continue reading

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