Vacation Part 2: Relaxing mountainside

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Here is a quick look at the second part of my family vacation. After going to the beach, we drove to Boquete, a cool and breezy mountain area in Panama.

There is nothing more relaxing than being in the cool mountainside and staying in a hotel right next to a flowing river. It was the ultimate relaxing vacation. I spent most of my time on the porch, reading magazines, and making plans for 2012.
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We also spent a lot of time walking around the peaceful town taking in all the gorgeous scenery around us.
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Since the weather is breezy and cool up the mountainside, it is wonderful to stop and enjoy a warm cup of coffee or in my case, a hot coco!
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One of the funniest jokes of the vacation was Gorilon and all of his activities. My family would discretely disguise and move Gorilon around the apartment so that I could find him and laugh my head off.

They had him eating a "healthy" snack....
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Then eating and drinking something less healthy....
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They also displayed him leaving the apartment on an adventure...
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...and disguised as a killer!
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It was hilarious to find Gorillon somewhere different every time.
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It really was a wonderful relaxing vacation all together as a family. And of course, Gorilon was included because he is now part of the family as well :)
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  1. Panama looks so beautiful and relaxing. We had been considering going for a year or two and now I'm really convinced. My BF and I had always wanted to see the canal but then we kind of forgot about Panama. It came to my attention again because of your blog! 
    So we got a guide book and it really has everything! Now we just need time off work ;)

  2. Gorgeous picture .. I have been on holiday also!

    Love the Gorrilion pictures and also your multi-coloured top paired with jeans - simple but gorgeous and effective!!

    Sal xXx

  3. Wao, that is awesome Kirsty!! I feel so honored to hear that you had considered Panama in the first place. Not too many people know of Panama and of it's beautiful areas. I'm so glad to hear you are considering coming! I hope you like it here :)

  4. You look beautiful and what a fun, realaxing vacation...loving the monkey!

    Liesl :)

  5. That looks like ma beautiful vacation spot.  Is Gorilon having an apple and vodka?

  6. Maria, just one question? Are you in Wonderland? Because that first picture is so pretty I can't imagine you being anywhere else. I LOVE IT! Ohhh, you look like you're having super fun. It's so cool to get away! I love that black and gold ensemble you're wearing. And Gorilon is too funny with that bottle of beer and Pringles can. LOL Enjoy!

  7. The first picture is like from a painting. Beautiful.

  8. I love the photos of Gorillon all dressed up and posed! Your brothers are so fun to play along like that!

  9. this looked like such a relaxing vacation, it's so neat to see different parts of the country through your blog!

  10. <3 gorilon! and that rainbow is amazing!

  11. Gorgeous pictures! Lovely, beautiful area! Looks like you had a fun time. :)

  12. Hahahahaha he sure is Rebecca!! The most healthiest of snacks! ahhaha (sarcasm of course)

    Thanks for the comments! Hope you are doing well :)

  13. Lovely photos! Have a nice weekend;)

  14. Good morning how are you?


    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very
    interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of
    life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes
    of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys
    traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.


    would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but
    unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small,
    so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a
    collection of letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1
    letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in
    the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in
    other various territories for several reasons, either because they are
    countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or
    because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly. 


    For all this I would ask you one small favour:

    Would you be so kind as to send me a
    letter by traditional mail from Panama? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog
    is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you
    ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in
    getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Panama in order to increase
    my collection.  a letter for me is like a little
    souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at
    same time,  the arrival of the letters
    from a country is a sign of peace and normality and a original way to promote a
    country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39 Bajo C

    28903 Getafe (Madrid)



     If you wish, you
    can visit my blog, where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received
    from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given
    to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for
    peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely


  15. It looks like y'all had a wonderful vacation! I love all the photos with Gorilon. Your family sounds like they are really fun people!

  16. Hahahaah oh my gosh! That gorilla is just too funny. I love that he got moved around and  wore so many different outfits and did so many different things. The killer gorilla made me laugh at my screen. Sounds like you had a great vacation, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  17.  Hello Emilio!!I'm soooo sorry I took so long in answering your comment! I've been so
    busy and didn't have a chance to get back to you regarding the letter
    from Panama. I just wanted to let you know that I love what you are
    doing and I'm sending you a letter tomorrow! I hope it gets to you. Keep
    up the great work!


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