We took a few days off for fun
We went to the beach and had the pool to ourselves for most of the time. The weather was perfect, the ocean was warmer than the pool, but even the pool felt nice. Was nice to relax and not have any chores for a little bit!
This was our first time going to the Coffee and Flower Festival. Each section of flowers made some sort of design. It was very colorful! There were some rides, food vendors, other vendors....lots of sandal vendors!
I included a picture of the guy that was making shaved ice cups, he actually shaves some ice from a big block for each person. I just kept thinking how tired his right arm must be by the end of the day.
One difference between this fair and one in the States is that the fair here is really setup for people to come in the evenings. Even the children's rides did not start until after 2pm. A couple of people that went to the fair one evening did not get back to the hostel next to our house until close to 5am. A few of the nights, it was even hard to sleep with all of the noise from the fair. The bands or DJ music traveled for miles and I was glad that I did not live any closer to the town central than I already do.:)
Boquete does not have a ton of parking in the city central and they estimated that 200,000+ people would attend. This led to traffic being backed up for miles as people were trying to find a place to park. At one point there was even a 3 hour traffic jam. We wanted to beat all of the traffic and go early, which worked out great, but that is how we found out that our child would not be able to do the rides and some of the other items were not available. So, we ate, had cotton candy, shaved ice, did silly pictures all over and put our child on the only operating semi-ride there was. It just happened to be a mechanical bull...haha....but they put it on super slow and he got to try it out. He even tried it twice!
The latest cool caterpillar:
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