Boquete Christmas

Celebrations, Food, Friends, Holidays

This Christmas was so much fun – the best one in recent memory! Time spent with friends, meeting new people, a parade, and fireworks were included in the mix. Couldn’t ask for more!

The festivities started on Christmas Eve, with fireworks going off all around my house at midnight for about 15 solid minutes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to actually see many of them from my house, but the energy was palpable!

On Christmas morning, I attended a fabulous brunch hosted by the friends I house-sat for a few months ago. About 40 people were there, and so much festive food and drink!

An elegant and tasty feast!
Delicious desserts
We were all asked to bring a bottle of bubbly for the mimosa bar, featuring several different juices. There was also a decanter of iced coffee, spiked with vanilla vodka and Kahlua. Yummy!

I had to pace myself at the brunch, because I had another invitation to dinner at the home of some new friends, accompanied by Terri and Brad, with whom I traveled to Bocas del Toro. More good food – ham, mashed potatoes, veggies, and several desserts. I was wishing for a nap after this meal, but there was still one more event to round out the day.

After dark, there was a “car parade” with a couple of bands and many beautifully decorated floats pulled by big trucks and cars decorated with festive lights. Many of the floats were playing Christmas music, and some people on the floats threw candy to the gathered crowd. We were fortunate to have a front-row seat from a friend’s front porch. So much fun!

Christmas parade!

With good food, good friends, fireworks, and a parade, this was a day to remember. Now, onward to the New Year!

5 comments… add one
  • Barb Goltry Dec 28, 2019 Link Reply

    Merry Christmas, Myra! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday.

  • Lee Ann Kelley Dec 29, 2019 Link Reply

    Have a happy and healthy New Year!

  • Peter Baxter Dec 30, 2019 Link Reply

    Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2020!

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