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sunny 85 °F


That is our view from our south facing deck. Since Panama lays east and west in our world we look directly south to the Pacific Ocean. Sunrises to the left and sunsets to the right. Depending on the time of year we can see the Big Dipper and North Star early in the evening and by ten o'clock we can see the Southern Cross.

This is our fourth trip to Panama. Each of the previous trips brought us closer and closer to the country, the people and the lifestyle of Panama. We decided to sell our house in Colorado, put possessions in storage, sell our cars and try living in Panama for an extended period of time. Our previous trips had introduced us to the wet season (May-October) and the dry season (November-April) now we will experience the transition from one season to the other and decide if the weather is a factor in our decision to stay or go. The average temperature is usually about 85 degrees but will fluctuate a little bit during the peak of both seasons.

We have leased a three bedroom condo in the Playa Coronado community. IMG_9570arrowe_edited-2.jpgMost of the residents of the building are Panamanian who work in Panama City and only come here for the weekends. Last weekend was the celebration of the Jewish New Year and the place was very busy. Now, there are only about 24 occupied condos out of 175. It's very quite and very relaxing. We've been told the next busy weekend will be November 1-4 which is a celebration of Panama's independence from Columbia.

We have incredible views from our condo, the constantly changing clouds, the color of Pacific, the rolling tides and the varying sand colors of the beach make every moment a new memory. The sunrises and sunsets seem to be new artist palettes daily. IMG_9580e_edited-1.jpg

In the next couple of days we will be going into Panama City to visit the Immigration Department to get our Retiree (Pensionado) Visa. This is an on going process that we started before we left the states and will continue for a few more months. Once this is completed we will have permanent residency in Panama. However, we will not have Panama citizenship.

Posted by rhislop 11:34 Archived in Panama Tagged sunset sunrise panama playa pacific coronado coronado_beach

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Awesome intro to Panama. Now we're jealous but looking forward to seeing you guys plus The Hamersky's in December. Take care!

Steve & Julie

by Steve & Julie Jeffs

Cant wait to see you guys/
Great pics

by tom battaglia

Wow. Amazing views and rare that you can be so close to so many different views

You guys deserve it.

by John Stephen

Sounds like a great adventure!

by David Ward

Sounds great. I have other friends doing similar things, and Ellen and I recently moved from Maryland to California. I'm happy to say I've seen my last winter! May your venture exceed your fondest dreams. Bill Wolf

by Bill Wolf

Good for you guys!

Veny & Patty

by Veny W. Musum

Cheers, old friend.The start of yet another Grand Adventure.

by John DeWitt

Welcome back! We hope to see you around soon. :-)

by Lynda & Trent

Glad everybody safe and sound, cheers

by rick and ter

Must be nice! Hope Colorado isn't losing important voters!? And perhaps Steve & I should come see where Steve was born! His Dad worked on bomb proofing the canal during the war.

by Linda Marshall

As always, your pictures capture the beauty! Glad you are settling in, after many months of fun adventures in the States. Panama is lucky to have the two of you!!! Enjoy every minute. Much love..Linda & Paul

by Linda and Paul

Wow! I was just ready to email you to see if you had moved and now we know. Great pictures. 85 degrees sounds good to me. I have plenty of balsamic to bring if the offer still stands!

by Lee & Kathy Bradley

Best wishes on the new digs. Will keep up with your blog.

by Paul Rundle

Hi Guys!
Good to see you are down there to start your adventures and time to relax!
Great to see your home sight location as well.
Look forward to reading about your time there.
Rich and Sal

by Rich & Sally Thompson

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