This blog was created to share news and adventures of our little family and to have a record for posterity's sake.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Spent 5 days in Panama last week for a teacher's conference. http://www.tri-association.org/newsletter/highlights.htm
It was great to catch up with Sinead, who left Quito for Panama last year...went for some great runs and did a few jungle hikes on the weekend. Also caught up with former collegues from Bogota.
This photo of Sinead is taken in the pouring rain....yet no need for rain gear!
Sinead's Grade 1 class at the Metropolitan school, right across from the Miraflores locks on the canal. An i-pad for every student! and a Smartboard in everyclass. http://www.themetropolitanschool.com/index.php
Panama city has changed alot since I biked there from Guatemala city 12 years ago. It has quite an impressive skyline. Apparently there are no major earthquakes and no hurricanes, so these skinny little towers shouldn't fall over. But what really impressed me about Panama city? You can put your toilet paper in the toilet! (But unfortunately it gets flushed straight into the bay!....sewage treatment plants are in the works)
The Donald Trump tower....tallest buildingin Latin America...the curved building that is.
Great to come home to kids that are always so loving! :)