Author Archives: Kris Cunningham

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.

The River, Revisited

The river behind our neighborhood is one of my favorite places, but sometimes I don’t go there as often as I should. That’s the nice thing about house guests. As you show them interesting things you get to visit your … Continue reading

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Cyclists and Warmshowers is a website that helps people traveling on bicycles connect with people willing to give them a place to sleep and a warm shower (and other amenities that you are able to provide like a kitchen or washing machine). … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Children are so expressive. They wear their emotions on their faces, and when they are delighted it is impossible not to smile. My grandson loves bubbles, and he was playing outdoors with his dad one afternoon. xx This is the WordPress … Continue reading

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Traveling Back to the USA

We’ve been here over two years now, and it’s interesting the different thoughts that come to mind when I return to the USA. It’s the same trip back to the same country, but different things seem to strike me as … Continue reading

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An Outing With the Grandson

We went to Spring Lake (Santa Rosa) for a walk and some scenery suitable for this week’s photo challenge, and of course I couldn’t resist pointing the camera at my grandson as well. It has been a beautiful day and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Toddlers and Serenity? You wouldn’t think they would go together, but we took the toddler for an outing at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa. It is a beautiful setting where it is possible to take many photos of serene scenes. … Continue reading

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Many expats are concerned about being away from family and grandchildren. In a way, I am almost lucky that I didn’t live close to my children before moving to Panama, so this wasn’t a big adjustment. Since we use more … Continue reading

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Washington Mountains

Yesterday we decided to take a drive into the Washington mountains east of Seattle, an area I hadn’t seen before. It was fun going out together and this part of the country is really beautiful. We were lucky that the … Continue reading

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Traveling to the U.S.

We have returned to the U.S. to visit my daughters. The first part of this trip is the travel to Panama City. There are some options for accomplishing this. COPA is just about to start flights from Tocumen (the international … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

This week didn’t go as planned. I am at my daughter’s home in Seattle. The cat was sitting on the floor where the ceiling track light was casting a sharp shadow, making a perfect photo for this challenge. Of course, … Continue reading

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