Yesterday we had a very nice day walking to town, getting some lunch and exploring what there is to see, then getting a few more groceries and hailing a cab back to our apartment. The rain came about the time we were getting groceries so that was our cue to head back and hole up for a little while.
In the evening we met up with the Smith family who are another expat family we have befriended online. They will be settling in Pedasi (see map in the cover photo – it’s around 6 o‘clock in the blue circle) but they happen to be in Boquete right now too and staying in the same resort.
What a lovely family! We had a great time chatting, the kids had fun with similar aged children, Minecraft was played and Candace even made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I think my family would like to vote in a new mother!
We shared great information about best places to buy food, get a good meal, how to transport luggage and all kinds of other topics. They are raving about the town of Pedasi and even have found a very good schooling option for their children that we will want to check out as well. We look forward to some excursions with this family from Texas.
Today we start language school! We will go every weekday from 1 – 5 pm. The kids are in class together but Dan and I are at different levels. I’m looking forward to filling in a lot of the gaps in my communication.
Meanwhile my quest to make a good cup of coffee in this apartment has not yet been accomplished. I love cafe con leche in the restaurants but don’t have the right equipment to make it. Some of the world’s best coffee is grown very close to here so I really should be able to figure this out. They do not have half and half so I’m experimenting with some other milk products to see how I can make it work.
A few noteworthy food highlights: Zoe loved her very flat grilled cheese sandwich yesterday which cost us $1.30. The tomatoes here actually taste like tomatoes. The eggs have beautiful (and tasty!) orange yolks. Can’t wait to try the fruit and the avocados and the fish guy who sells fillets from the back of his red pickup is also on my list. Yum!