I hope all turned on the TV and watched the opening of the new canal inauguration. It was a site to see. The immense size of the new container ships is amazing.
Lilliam and I were invited to attend the Embassy’s Independence Day celebration on June 25. They had scheduled it the day prior to the opening of the canal celebration. While we would have liked to attend, we just couldn’t justify the $500+ we would have had to travel to Panama City and spend the night. Still, I appreciate being invited.After church yesterday, we ate with a good friend and spent about two hours talking. It was the first leisurely time the have had together since returning from the US.
Yesterday afternoon, we took supplies to Robert and, prior to going, we stopped at Gelarti’s Ice Cream shop to take him a scoop of ice cream. I chose Oreo and he loved it.
Having a smart phone with Internet connection combined with Magic Jack is almost a necessity if you want to communicate with people or companies or government agencies in the US or Canada. I couldn’t do without it.
I used Magic Jack on and we were able to call Robert’s sister in California and he was able to talk to her for about 20 minutes. Lilliam was certain he had tears in his eyes, so the chat must have been a good one.
I always enjoy watching Lilliam make her rounds talking to all of the residents in Hogar Santa Catalina. She stops and talked to almost every one of Robert’s neighbors. I am lucky to have such a giving person by my side. It wasn’t always that way and I appreciate it.
All in all it was a fantastic day. Watched the canal inauguration. Attended church. Dined and chatted with a great friend. And visited Robert and made his day with Oreo ice Cream.
It just doesn’t get better than this.