We took a day off on Wednesday after making significant progress on the list and went to the mall. We had heard Panama was a Mecca for shopping, and we can now confirm it.
I needed a few new pairs of shorts since I have lost a fair amount of weight on this trip. It turns out that climbing around on boats, balancing continually, and working in the hot tropical heat is a pretty good weight-loss program. Bonus!
Anyway, back to the mall trip. . . We walked into the Albrook Mall, and it seemed pretty normal, but then after walking around a bit, we started to notice the diversity of shops and the prices. Oh my, the prices! Everything is SOOOO cheap. Get this: Diesel jeans $80, French Connection shirts $20, Kenneth Cole shoes $64 (I actually caved and bought a pair), local brand shorts $12 (very Old Navy), and khaki pants $17. Lara finally pulled me out of the mall, reminding me of the space limitations we have, even on Tahina. You can literally get anything you could get in NY, LA, Las Vegas for 1/2 or less. If you ever make it to Panama, bring an empty suitcase.
3 Responses to Shop Panama or Bust!
I’m glad Lara pulled you from the mall! Don’t tell your sisters ’cause they’ll make a “special” trip just to shop! Can I join your weight loss program? Sounds like a real added bonus? Glad to here you are checking all systems prior to the “big one”; assures me you will be as safe as possible, and if I remember correctly from your motorcycle racing days you are extremely particular that all systems are a go.
Work hard…Love ya, Mom
That’s cause all the designer stuff sold in Panama is bootleg! lol. I really hope to take a trip like this someday, y’all seem to be having an absolute blast!
Oh my, i think i would have bought(or brought) the entire mall back to the boat with me!