So this week, I had the adventure of a lifetime as I was able to take my son Mike with me to visit my brother and his family who live in Panama. Here are some pictures of our time in paradise (or so I am told).
We arrived after an uneventful flight from Houston and loved the warm air that welcomed us to the tropics.
Mike was ready for our hike on the first day and enjoyed seeing his cousins again
After a vigorous hike, we reached an overlook and had an amazing view of the city
Panama City is a really big place and growing larger all the time
CLC’s store at the Albrook Mall is one of the nicest in the world.
What a joy to see Milton and Marisol Cheng again.
It was a delight to meet one of our customers purchasing a book that we first produced in English in the USA.
No visit to Panama would be complete without a visit to the Canal – one of the wonders of the world.
Being a good literature missionary, I did have to find an appropriate place to read.
Jim and I enjoyed some very tart lemonades and yes that was our “actual” view.
Nobody can tell that we are brothers since we look so different.
Given that this was an educational trip for Mike, he was required to order his own lunch in Spanish and did a great job.
In the middle of the week, we traveled to the incredibly beautiful city of El Valle de Anton
The color of the flowers was stunning
Mike got to zip line for the first time
I got to ride a horse for the first time
Mike loved exploring the outdoors
I tested out the many rickety bridges
Jim and his beautiful family
Mike and his cousins – always the protector.
One of my favorite pictures from this week and a reminder of God’s incredible creativity.