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Accomodations for the Night116 viewsA typical place we stay at night in Central America. Nothing fancy!!
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Sweaty Game of Soccer104 viewsDuring a rain storm, we got stuck in this huge covered shelter that served as a bar. In this shelter David played a spirited game of soccer with these local kids. Boy did they ever get sweaty and dirty! After the game David showed them his GameBoy.
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Morning Fog100 viewsWe left Tole at daybreak - we were up in the mountains and it was very foggy, which made it quite cool. The kids actually wore long-sleeved shirts for a while!
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David and Nancy109 viewsOnce the fog mostly burned off so we were riding in bright sunlight, we still had a few views of cloudbanks trapped in valleys.
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Foggy Mountains89 viewsThe fog made the most marvelous views in the mountains
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Nancy95 viewsClimbing hills in the Panamanian heat and humidity was a challenge.
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Sweets Maker106 viewsWe passed by this sugar cane press and the man gave me a personal demonstration of how it worked. He hooked up the horse and squeezed juice from the cane. He will then boil the juice over a fire until it is a thick honey and mix it with shredded coconut to make a sweet.
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Making Sugar Juice101 viewsHe strained a bit of juice for me. Although it tastes really good, it was very hard for me to drink it as the sanitary conditions were not quite what I typically strive for!
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The Sugar Cane Man102 views
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David's Ingrown Toenail139 viewsDavy's toe has been red and inflamed for a couple of weeks. We treated it with antibiotic ointment, but that didn't help at all.
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The Diaganosis161 viewsThe doctor would have to perform surgery to dig the ingrown toenail out.
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David's Ingrown Toenail136 viewsThe doctor cut the entire side of Davy's toenail off, then started digging around to find the offending nail
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