Before we moved, people asked us – “When you are retired, what are you going to DO all day??” Ha! Not a problem. We find plenty to do, and most of it is more fun than working.
Wednesday we went out with our friends Cindy and David to look at houses under construction. This turned out to be very interesting, especially since we are seriously thinking of building something ourselves at some point. One neighborhood had some really nice places and a lot of good ideas. There were houses at every stage of construction, and the workers were happy to talk with us and let us look around. The other neighborhood showed us some things that we didn’t want to do, which is also helpful. Since we were west of town, we figured we may as well have lunch at Gringos, stop by PriceMart, and the supermarket, so we made quite a day of it.
We came home to an email from another blog friend who had just arrived in town. We had been emailing for awhile, and were looking forward to meeting in person! We had time to drive around town a little, do a little shopping, and make it to our house before it started to pour. But, the rain always eases up eventually, which it did in time for us to go out for a nice dinner at El Fagon.
Thursday was the new bank account day. Since Jerry was going to Boquete, we could just bring him along. Everything was ready at the bank so how long could it take? Ha! (2+ hours) Thankfully Jerry is a very patient man and used the time to drink coffee nearby, people watch, and get a feel for life in the Boquete area. Again, it rained, but cleared up nicely by the time we were done so we could go out for a really good lunch at Mike’s Global. Cindy and David were in Boquete so they also stopped by, and good luck for Jerry that they were planning a BBQ that evening and he could spend more time with some Boquete folks (and get more experience with the rainy season!)
Jerry returned to David on Friday. It was a nice day (without rain, for a change) for some walking and shopping in the downtown area, visits to Chambres en Ville and the Bambu Hostel (but the owners, our friends, weren’t in at either place), and a little more driving around town. Then, after a bit of relaxing at the house, we had an excellent dinner at Mosto Bistro.
The weekend was spent doing some chores. Yes, we may be retired but we still have to do laundry, clean house, and all those mundane things. I also sorted through some photos, posted a couple things on the blog, studied some Spanish, visited the neighbors, and started getting organized for our upcoming trip to the US. Sunday evening we decided to relax with some TV but it was raining so hard we could hardly hear the TV!
Today (Monday), we got a new license plate for the car to replace one that is expiring at the end of the month. This is an experience for another blog post, so stand by. It was also dry today so I could ride my bicycle after we got home.
So, if you wonder what we do all day, now you have some idea. The most fun part though, definitely, was spending time with good friends!