A Visit to the Dentist

November 30, 2011

Hi All,
We had our appointments with Dr. Ida Herrera today and whe was great.  She is a lovely woman and very gentle. I am a big baby when it comes to shots, and I didn't feel a thing. She did a beautiful job on my broken tooth and I  recommend her to fellow cruisers who are in need of a dentist. The office is in Colon, but don't let the looks of the neighborhood worry you, once you are in the office, it's a different world.  I have another appointment scheduled for next week for a few small fix-its. The hygenist, Nallie, was very gentle and did an excellent job.

So, okay, Dr. H is a good dentist, but what I really like about her is that......She's a birder!!  No kidding.  She knows the Audubon Panama people and has an Eco-lodge  http://www.sierrallorona.com/sierra/.  She offered me the names of a few guides, but birding is a hobby for me and the 'hunt' is part of the fun.  I have had the time in most places I've been to wander on my own.  Later, I realized I should have gotten the names.  Most birders coming to Panama to see birds don't have the luxury of time and need a guide to take them to the good sites and point out birds because they are difficult to see in the rainforest. I will get the names on my next visit and post them on my birding blog.

We got the car, but it was late and we were tired so we didn't go anywhere but the grocery store.  Tomorrow....Achiote Road.

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