We went on vacation. Like a real vacation vacation. It had been way too long! Technically, we go on vacation when we go back home to visit, and we did that last summer when we both came back from Haiti to the states for a bit. But it’s just not the same. We love, love love to travel, and have missed getting out and exploring a completely new place. And this time it was extra fun, since we met up with some great friends while we there! They were in another Colombia for some work business, and since we live here in Nicaragua, we decided to meet in the middle. It was perfect!
We spent a few days in Panama City by ourselves. We were celebrating our big TEN year anniversary. It was in May, and since Brandon was super busy with a work conference that week, we decided to postpone our Anniversary get away and take some time while we were in Panama. We stayed at this great fancy hotel downtown, and had so much fun going out to yummy restaurants, visiting the Panama Canal, and Brandon even took me shopping. Panama City is known for their shopping-the best in Central America-and they did not disappoint!
Then we met Eric, Dejah, and their two girls in Panama, and we all flew to Bocas del Torro. Oh how we love that family! And it was so fun to meet them somewhere and take a vacation together! We were of course a traveling freak show, with all our crap and three kids…it was great! Whenever Dejah and I are together, someone always ask if we are sisters. Now that we have two girls, only about four months apart, we were stopped all the time by people wondering if our girls were twins! It was hilarious. I think they were extra confused by how tall we are, our dark hair, and both of us wearing our girls in slings/wraps!
We rented this great place, just a few steps from the beach. It was like being in a tree house too, everything was open air-but thankfully screened in-so the whole house is situated in the middle of the trees. It was incredible. Even though it rained pretty much all week-we looked it up and it rains on average 30 inches a month there!!- we didn’t let that deter us! We went out exploring in an awesome off road golf cart, took a boat to another island, spent time at the beautiful beaches, went out to eat, and me and Dejah even went zip lining while our sweet husbands watched the girls!!