Exactly two years ago, we launched our blog with only a month and a half to go before moving ourselves and our fur kids lock, stock, and barrel to Panama. In preparing for this post, I looked back over some of our earliest entries — and got to relive the excitement, uncertainty, and anticipation all over again as we sold our house and belongings in Long Beach, Calif. and figured out the details of getting our dogs here safe and sound.
It hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows, but the move has exceeded all of our expectations. We’ve made wonderful friends and found a comfortable home in Boquete, Panama. And already we’ve had more adventures – both locally and through our travels to South America, Cuba, and Costa Rica – than we ever could have imagined.
Now it’s time for this blog to grow up a bit. Over the last year, as we’ve done more traveling, we’ve begun to see possibilities beyond a simple chronicle of our day-to-day lives here in Panama. We’re not sure we’re headed with this, but we want to create a foundation for a blog that could someday become a full-blown travel resource with a much broader readership. To that end, we’ve moved the blog off WordPress.com and to a new host, and we’ve adopted a fresh new look and feel with much more flexibility to add different kinds of content.
So . . . welcome to the new and improved Latitude Adjustment, and please, tell us what you think! We still have some tweaking to do, so we welcome any and all ideas and suggestions.
– John and Susan