Leaving Panama City Going South!
Panama City, a VERY nice place to spend a few days!!
The new skyline, and
the old parts of the city are both very nice!
Now a bar and restaurant but before it was a dungeon that would flood at high tide and drown the prisoners. Better hope your sentence wasn't longer than 12 hours!!
One evening (thanks again to Jules) we even got invited out to a VERY nice yacht for cocktails. The owner is a Harley rider and had heard about us and our trip! (still wanted to talk to us even though we weren't on our Harley's! :=)
Also while here, we got invited to a meeting of the local motorcycle club. Their meeting was VERY much like our Harley Group meetings. Everyone talking at the same time and still having a good time. The members gave us a club hat and patch and also took us out sightseeing and beer drinking after the meeting. We rode in a nicely restored Volkswagen convertible! Great guys and a good time. Very helpful!
I found the Harley dealer, bought the shirt!
Before we knew it a week had gone by and it was time to continue the adventure.
Cory and Shell stored their bikes here in Panama City, went back to the USA and will fly themselves and their bikes to Santiago, Chile on Feb 1st for the second part of their adventure. It was a pleasure riding with them. I didn't even have time to get lonesome because the fellow that is traveling with me to South America (Salvador Carlucci, SALCAR on the travel blogs) arrived here the same day they left (5th), so it is time for me (and Salvador) to take the next step (a very big step) :=) This is Salvador's travel blog if you want "another" perspective on the adventure. www.salcar.net Monday is a holiday so on Tuesday (7th) we are taking the bikes to the cargo shippers at the airport, sorting the paperwork and turning the bikes over to their (hopefully) capable hands to get them to Bogotá, Colombia. There is a flight for us at 7:00 PM that arrives at 9:00 PM but we decided we didn't want to arrive in Bogotá after dark (imagine that) so we are planning to fly on the 8th at 11:00 AM. Gets us there for lunch (and a beer) and maybe time to recover the bikes (wishful thinking). :=) I am really looking forward to the South America part of the adventure while at the same time missing the "routines" back home (NO, Julia is NOT routine, and I am missing her a LOT)! ;=} I will update the blog after we arrive in South America or soon thereafter. More adventure to come in South America!!!!
More photos here! RickMcD.smugmug.com/gallery/1920061/34/108098461
Posted by Rick McDermed at November 06, 2006 06:08 PM GMT