We all agreed to make our last day in Panama a great one. We started out with a certification ceremony for my students. They were very proud of the progress they made in Spanish and the community service they did at Casa Esperanza. After that we hung out for a while until it was time to go to the zoo.
Dude saying goodbye to his neighbor/ friend
near the school
Caution, these animals bite
The zoo also doubles as a Botanical Garden (making the $2 price even better).
After the zoo, we headed out to lunch at a cheap buffet style restaurant for a $6 total. While we ate the rain started. Ya gotta love rainy season! While waiting for the rain to stop we put our heads together to decide how we wanted to spend our last day. We knew zip-lining was out, and a long trip to another part of the country was not an option. We decide that we really enjoyed our bike riding and ice cream day and would return to CoastWay. This time Zane got his own bike and afterward we all enjoyed ice cream; a Banana Split (for Zane), a Charlie Brownie (for me, of course) and a Muppet Ice Cream Cup for Dude.
Zane on his bike
Indigenous vendor selling jewelry at CoastWay
During our last night with Conchita I made sure to add myself to her Skype contacts, take a few pictures, and to pack for our early morning flight back to Atlanta. We definitely miss our friends and family back home but we truly enjoyed our time in Panamá. I'm so proud of Zane and Dude for their flexibility and adventurous spirits. We will definitely be traveling abroad this summer and I hope you and your family do too!