Tag Archives: Cartagena

Trip to Panama

Recently I left my winter vacation in Cartagena, Colombia, for a little visit to Panama. I was in Panama last year at this time for a brief tour of the Canal and its surroundings. I liked the hotel we stayed … Continue reading

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Noisy, Nosey Parrots

Staying at Roberto’s family compound in Cartagena, this is what I wake up to every morning–three parrots with a lot to say. And here’s my poem about them. The Entertainers Cramped and dilapidated cage on the patio floor. Three green … Continue reading

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Not Forgotten

Have you ever left a place and found that it stayed with you irrepressibly? A Memory Now My Colombian farm, nestled in a savannah where egrets fly, sold a month ago. A piece of me sits there in that tall red … Continue reading

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Safely Back in the USA

Brownie, Nikita, and Rambo arrived in Roberto’s arms yesterday after a successful relocation from Cartagena, Colombia to Caldwell, Texas. Roberto left Cartagena on Friday, 12/19, and so did the dogs. But theirs was a more circuitous journey that took them … Continue reading

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Farm Sold…….Robbed

Today I left the farm with sadness in my heart knowing that our beautiful oasis is no longer ours. We completed the sale about a week ago, selling to a man from Cartagena with a large family. His cousin had … Continue reading

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Puppies are three months old

    Puppies are doing fine after getting rid of ear mites and more parasites. Their immune systems are not terribly strong, having been ripped from their mother at about six weeks old. They love bananas, papaya skins, and, of … Continue reading

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Puppies Anyone?

A week ago, these two female puppies, less than eight weeks old, parked themselves outside our gate. Abandoned, hungry, and cute as can be, we took them in. Took them to the vet a few days later. They were dehydrated … Continue reading

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Can a 7 year old wear out a dog?

This past weekend Roberto’s son, his wife, and our seven year old granddaughter visited us on the farm and spent the night. They live in Cartagena, so they didn’t have far to come but it was a hot day and … Continue reading

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Rambo, Are You Homesick?

One week ago, we brought our suitcases and other stuff out to the farm.  I’m planning to stay permanently. At least, Roberto and I have beds so that’s comforting. Still cooking outdoors (we prefer it) and washing dishes in two … Continue reading

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La Casa Rosada

I know that the president of Argentina has her own Casa Rosada, a palace really. But we have our own Casa Rosada (Pink House), too.  Love the color! It’s so intense you can see it from the main road. It … Continue reading

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