Nov 18-21, 2017
A short hop down the canals and connected lakes and sounds to Panama City. I went for a bike ride when we got there and checked out places to visit the next few days.
Sunday I went to church at St Dominic’s very modest church but they had a great music/choir ensemble. Unfortunately they were away in NYC that Sunday. The priest was of the Catholic Charismatic persuasion and gave a really nice homily. I felt more like I was back at St Mary’s than I had for a long time.
John’s cousin Terri Leonhardt Floor and her husband Tom came down to the boat in the afternoon and then we went back to their house before heading out to dinner. They live in an older part of Panama City and have a veritable jungle in their back yard which they work hard to keep under control. Fun evening with them and got John thinking about birding which they are really avid about.
Monday I helped John change the oil because I can get back into the spot where the switch for the pump is a lot easier than he can. Then I checked out shops in the old downtown of Panama City. Some really interesting ones. I don’t do into too many antique stores but there are a lot along the trip and the most interesting ones have old childrens’ toys which I would love to bring home, but no space, thank goodness.
Another small world story when a small ranger tug pulled in front of us on the dock. The gentleman aboard said he had a niece who lived in Rifle with her anesthetist husband. Of course it was Janet Kirkpatrick from PEO.
On Tuesday John wanted to go back to the golf course he had played on Sunday for a men’s group. Unfortunately he played really badly. He blamed it on sore muscles from crawling around the engine room the day before. I went for a nice walk along the beach and then we went to a nice Italian restaurant for dinner.