Monthly Archives: May 2008

Why is it that most nudists are people you don’t want to see naked?

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159th Anniversary Parade of David – Part 1

What a disappointment! I love to go to parades. When I heard that David was having a parade last Sunday, celebrating its 159th anniversary, I made plans to go. It was to start at 11 and I was in my parking place across from the Dolegita Romero at 10 AM.

Why was I disappointed? Well, you would expect, that if this is specifically a parade for David, then the David officials would plan and do it right. WRONG! I saw no evidence that any planning went into this parade. NONE. Of all the parades I have seen in Panama, since I have lived here, this was the worst!

I mean no disrespect to the participants of the parade. I blame the organizers. Were there any? I would have thought that the Mayor of David would have been in the parade. Where was he? The only sign of city participation was a handful of police here and there.

I felt so sorry for all of the people who marched in the parade. It went from the Parque de Madres to the Super 99 super market. It takes a lot of effort for the participants to walk that far. Unfortunately, all of the participants had to contend with a large amount of traffic. It would have been so simple for the police to have placed a few cars blocking off the parade route so that there could have been an orderly parade.

You know I am usually pretty upbeat and probably think I am over reacting. From the photos that follow, you will see that the event could have been improved, should have been improved, and actually was a little dangerous for those that marched. Continue reading 159th Anniversary Parade of David – Part 1

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Super Replicas In David

I received an email for a person in the US asking about a replica car manufacturer in David. I hadn’t heard of then and I didn’t even remember seeing them. As it turns out, I just haven’t been paying enough attention.

Super Replicas is in David and the location is presented on their YouTube Video below.

I called the number on their website and went over and took a tour of their operations, which are on both sides of the street.

To answer the question of the person that wrote me, they do exist and the photos contained in their brochure related to their facilities, is consistent with what I saw. They have multiple Youtube Videos and again, most everything in the videos was shot in David.

I didn’t see any finished products, but I did see both tube frames that were being prepared as well as an MR 2 that was being torn down and lengthened for a conversion. I was told that they have a car that is supposed to be completed in around three weeks and they are supposed to call me to take me for a ride.

Interesting. Kit cars have been around for a long time, but I never kept up them. I look forward to seeing a completed car and taking some photos. I didn’t take any photos today since everything I would have taken is on their web site or their YouTube Videos.