Panama City, Panama; Day 5

Today the 5 Adventurers bid adios to Central America. We have been out of the US since August but it honestly doesn’t feel like 10 weeks. We spent 10+ hours traveling to Milwaukee today, so we don’t have much to describe. There were no hassles with immigration or customs. We had some extra space onContinue reading “Panama City, Panama; Day 5”

Playa Blanca, Panama; Day 1

Our traveling day today took us 350 km from Boquete to a nice beach spot called Playa Blanca. We spent a little over 4 hours on our old friend the Pan-American Highway and passed through David and Santiago, two of the larger cities in the country. We packed a lunch but a couple of hoursContinue reading “Playa Blanca, Panama; Day 1”

Boquete, Panama; Day 22

Today we did school and finished our first class study book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Shortly after that, Brian and Tiffany had something that felt like a rabbit hole experience. While the kids played math games at the end of school, the teachers moved to the ‘lounge’ aka the living room and struck up aContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 22”

Boquete, Panama; Day 21

Another school day today – math, language arts and another portion of the Panama Unit. Brian continues to invest quite a bit of time in preparing his lesson including today’s 6 PowerPoint slides. Suaram’s take away was that Dad was MUCH better at slides than she’d ever realized and had some cool techniques she didn’tContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 21”

Boquete, Panama; Day 17

As we hit October today it was mostly small administrative Adventures. For one, we are now an official homeschool according to the State of California. Part of the requirement is to send in a form some time between Oct 1 and Oct 15th. Since the timing is not the start of the year and weContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 17”

Boquete, Panama; Day 16

TODAY WAS SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!! We’re trying so do some normal things at the 5 Adventures Academy (our name we picked for the school) and what’s more normal than sitting the kids in front of a blue background and snapping a photo for posterity. We’re still on the distribution list for our hometown PTA andContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 16”

Boquete, Panama; Day 13

Dad had wanted to get in two 6-day school weeks during our Boquete stay knowing that upcoming travel may make school difficult to deliver. He had thought that this wisdom had prevailed upon all of the other Adventurers when school was held on Saturday but was thwarted by the entire Road School student body whichContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 13”

Boquete, Panama; Day 11

Despite it being a Saturday we made it a school day so there were no big adventures today. We did finally take a few pictures of our AirBnB house and our ‘yard mates’ for lack of a better description. The house itself is one story, three bedroom/two bath and about 1,800 square feet. It hasContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 11”

Boquete, Panama; Day 7

We’ve been in Boquete nearly a week and must be settling in since we were visited by our old friend. Yes that’s right, today started with a power outage. We think it started around 3am and everything was still dead when we got up in the morning. This house has an electric stove so noContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 7”

Boquete, Panama; Day 5

Today was a lazy Sunday here in Boquete. The sun was shining brightly this morning but we spent time inside doing some online adventures. The kids FINALLY convinced Mom and Dad to join them in a Minecraft world. It was hosted by Suaram and titled ‘Suckers’ which seems pretty appropriate. Tiffany started building a houseContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 5”

Boquete, Panama; Day 2

Today was mostly about getting organized for our multi-week stay in Boquete. We started the morning off with breakfast at our new favorite Va&Ven. Unfortunately they didn’t have any breakfast sandwiches so instead we had empanadas again. They’re better for dinner, but at least we got a little fuel to get our day going. AfterContinue reading “Boquete, Panama; Day 2”

Bocas del Toro, Panama; Day 1

We made it to Panama! Whew! Sometimes adventures can be exhausting. We had an option to fly from Costa Rica to Panama- from San Jose to Panama City. But our first stop in Panama was planned to be the island archipelago on the northwest coast called Bocas del Toro. It’s only about 3 hours travelContinue reading “Bocas del Toro, Panama; Day 1”