This is a four day weekend in Panama as they celebrate Independence Day. On Monday, I will be shipping the bike via air to Bogotá, Colombia and I will follow on commercial flights via Medillín.
I spent my last year and a half high school in Panama on the Caribbean side in the city of Colón where my parents were pastors of a church. Taking advantage of the free day, I rode across the isthmus from Panama City where I am staying with missionaries David and Marie Turner revisiting where we lived, the church, the locks and other familiar places. Some things have changed drastically, others remain exactly the same.