North America

Where we live

The long trip

While we were booking the first steps of this adventure, it took us some time to come up with a way to get from South America to New Zealand. While you can buy plane tickets that fly direct from Chile to New Zealand, they aren’t cheap.

Some leftover iPhone pictures

As sad as we were to leave Panama, we were ready to move on to Peru. To close out the record of our visit to the southern tip of Central…

A walk to the San Francisco neighborhood

One morning we started a long walk across the shore of the Bay of Panama to visit the ritzy high rise neighborhood of San Francisco. While the buildings are certainly…

A hike around El Valle

On Sunday we took our second trip outside of town and accompanied Kevin from Barefoot Panama¬†on a trip to El Valle de Anton, a small village inside of an extinct…

Punta Culebra and the Panama Canal

On Saturday the 12th we did a day tour through part of the city near the cruise ship terminal where the Smithsonian manages a wildlife reserve. The area was once…

Walking along the Cinta Costera

After a full day of rest and doing next to nothing, we decided to head out for a long walk on a hot day. Panama City’s new waterfront park is called the Cinta Costera.

Walking through Casco Viejo

After a full day where we caught up on our sleep, we wandered out into the streets of our hotel’s neighborhood, Casco Viejo. The area is the second oldest part…

Day 1!

We landed in Panama after connecting via a red-eye flight through Miami. It’s plenty hot here. Our hotel has air conditioning in the individual rooms, but the halls are only…

Kim and the Rock and Roll half marathon

In June Kim decided to run her second half marathon. She ran her first back in 2009, and wanted to run another. This time she signed up for the Rock and Roll half marathon that winds its way through Seattle. But the hilly course was not to her liking and she didn’t have anywhere near as much fun.

New house snow!

In January of 2012 we got a few inches of snow on a Sunday afternoon of a three-day weekend. Since we didn’t want to drive, we walked out to University Village and did a little shopping. These are the pix from our neighborhood at the start of the walk.