Sure, wait until the end of my holiday before bringing out the big guns.
There I was Sunday, minding my own business, sitting on the balcony of my brother-in-law's Panama condo looking out over the infinity pools and ocean ruminating about what I enjoyed best about my two week trip to Panama.
Was it the 100+ degree temperatures?
Was it the great meals we had on our trips out to various restaurants?
Was it the ability to play golf every day?
Was it the gorgeous beach?
Was it the fantastic sunrises?
Was it the zoo in the fertile - and cooler - volcanic valley of El Valle?
Well what was it then?
Well, over beside the pool - and at the risk of appearing to be an old lecherous coot, which I may well be - it was the discovery of young women in thongs. That's right, thongs. I'd seen pictures before but I've never seen them in their natural habitat. Hey, I've led a sheltered life. What can I say?
And these women - well I say women, but I think they were girls...I didn't want to get too close for fear they might run away and I might get arrested - were, um, 'wearing it well' you might say.
Ha, who knew? Yeah, who knew I was so damn old. I must have been living under a rock for the last 40 years. When did they invent the thong, anyway? Well, according to Wikipedia the modern thong was invented in 1974. And it's taken me this long to actually see one in it's natural habitat. I gotta get out more.
I was so impressed by how these thong bikinis looked on these women I went and got one myself.
You know, I head home tomorrow.
And I really have to say (because I know you expect it of me) I'm really going to be sorry to leave Panama behind.