August 24, 2014 - Garden Poll
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Tom had a great time in Bocas with friends scuba diving. There is a great article on Panama that I shared on my facebook page...we are lucky indeed to be living here among the tropical plant material and weather. I have been busy surfing the internet for places that I want to see while in Spain in November. My list is growing and I feel very good about putting a tour together for the future there...I could be off to Columbia for a trade show and fam but I don't hear about that until the first week of September which is tight because it starts on the 19th. Last Saturday was a lot of fun as we took a bus trip out to see the third lane of the Panama Canal. We got up very close to it for some fantastic photos - you will find them on my facebook page. Now it is still being worked on so you can see just how truly massive it is and the gates, wow, they are huge too! I am hoping we will be around to see it flooded as that will be awesome...history in the making! At the center where we visited there was a wonderful little tropical forest walk. Full of plant material as you can imagine and it started sprinkling while I was in it. The tropical rain forest is such a neat place to visit. Been getting my recaps done but with Tom off diving it is hard to steer him in the direction of the computer. He is off to Bocas today to dive with Rey his dive master and a couple other friends.

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Our Panama site is at WhyPanama.net Moving to a tropical country from Zone 3a in Alberta was sure some kind of adjustment, but one that we are so thankful we did. It has opened up a whole new world of plant material and article opportunities for me.



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