April and Kevin in Kuna Yala, the northeast coast of Panamá

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What April is looking forward to (and not looking forward to):

Looking forward to:

  • Having life be simple – I have a hard time not over extending sometimes
  • Missing the 2008 US presidential election hoopla…or at least the worst of it since it has already started
  • Seeing the Panamanian presidential election process
  • Learning to cook new foods and use new spices
  • Seeing what a real “heavy rain” is (they measure it in feet – not inches – in some areas)
  • Learning and using Spanish daily
  • Not living in an airport flight path
  • Not driving for two years – letting the Maryland driver’s angst seep out of my soul
  • Not seeing Christmas commercials daily- starting in October
  • Reading about the USA from an outside perspective
  • Doing a lot of walking
  • Possibly living without easy access to electricity
  • Going snorkeling sometime
  • Seeing the Panama Canal
  • Seeing orchids and leaf cutter ants
  • Learning a tiny bit about birds and birding
  • Visiting the peak were you can see the ocean on both sides
  • Spending lots of quality time with Kevin

Not looking forward to:

  • Vaccination shots
  • Mosquitoes
  • Diarrhea
  • Missing family events- major and small
  • Increasing my banana consumption levels (arg)
  • Waiting for 1-2 months for mail
  • High humidity (Think Baltimore summers year round – evening LOW around 70)
  • Wearing lots of sunscreen

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