The next morning, we woke up late, and after breakfast, we pretty much headed straight to lunch, because that’s what we do. We were actually going to pick up lunch and take it on a hike with us to eat later. By the time we found a place that was open on New Year’s Day (Boquete Sandwich Shop), picked out the menu and ordered, we decided to just eat in. All was going great until an hour has gone by, we debated the pros and cons of getting a dog, and our sandwiches and ceviches still did not show up. At this point, we were hungry and that’s when things turn bad! The food showed up in a typical Panamanian way – kids got their sandwiches first and were completely done by the time our food came (after we almost cancelled the entire order). We inhaled our pretty decent tasting ceviches and were on our way to hike a Pipeline Trail.
It’s a really easy, beautiful hike, with 1,000 year old trees and you get rewarded by a waterfall at the end. The entire hike takes about 2-2.5 hours.
We celebrated our last night in Boquete with a dinner at a Peruvian restaurant, Casona del Cuzco, where once again, the food came in time increments. The girls were happy with their plain butter pastas, Zach really liked the beef stew, I was satisfied with Spanish style grouper, Ho were Chris’ sea bass was a disappointment. However, we both agreed that they made good Pisco Sours!
The cottage was insect free when we got home except for a little roach that crept up Zach’s pajamas, and to my great surprise, my son was upset when he couldn’t set him free and had to flush the little guy down the toilet. I didn’t feel the same way when I saw one under my bed and gladly used the fly swapper.
That night, we were remotely entertained by a local neighbor, who had live music that went on until 2 am. My new BEATS came in handy.