After a long day of travel, we are HERE in Panama City, Panama. Today marks the first day of this new journey. Well, actually Tuesday, but we are going to say today. We had an uneventful flight from Houston to Panama. A slight 30 minute delay, the 2nd to last row on the plane...right in front of a guy who TALKED THE WHOLE WAY HERE. Yes, 4 hours, he was an expert on everything. Can you hear my sarcasm?? It felt like the longest 4 hours of my life! But besides that, easy plane trip. The ride from the airport to the hotel was smooth sailing and our driver gave us some good details about the city. Apparently it is rainy season here, scattered showers and lots of humidity; feels just like home. We are checked-in and resting. I’m thinking dinner and an early night is our plan. Someone is a little tired. Caroline said, “we can’t wear him out our first day here Mom….”. So I guess we will take it easy on him. And just a side note. Yes, they have Uber here, and all your fast-food chains, but no Yelp. So we are going to have to pick our restaurant old school style.
We are feeling so excited and grateful at this opportunity. I know I keep repeating myself, but we are still in awe of all the thoughtful messages, texts, calls, donations, and concern! It makes this whole experience seem so surreal. We know this would not be possible without the help from so many and thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough.
It is crazy to be in another country getting a medical treatment that has the potential to offer so much to so many people, and not just for MS. We have amazing doctors and medicine in the US, not to cause a debate, but it blows my mind that we can’t do this at home. So enough about that. This was just a quick post to say HI and we are HERE. I will update with more about our trip soon. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. They are being felt big time. xoxo