Hi. My name is Eric. This is my journey after being paralyzed in an off-road motorcycle accident on January 22, 2011. I suffered a fractured T12 resulting in a ASIA A Complete spinal cord injury. I have no sensation or motor function from my waist down and am in a wheelchair. My wife, two young daughters, family and friends have been supporting me in this journey.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Driving Tour - June 26, 2011

Osvaldo, Eric & Scott overlooking Panama City
At midday our hired driver, Osvaldo, came to pick us up.  He drove us up to the highest hill 300 meters above Panama City.  This hill used to have American military housing.  There are still very nice houses there mostly owned by and rented by Americans.  

 At the top of the hill on one side is a view of Panama City and the Casco Viejo peninsula.  

Panama City
Scott and Eric above Casco Viejo

The other side is a view of the American bridge and Pacific side entrance to the Panama Canal.  The views were fabulous.

American Bridge at entrance to Panama Canal
Pacific entrance to Panama canal leading towards the Miraflores Locks

Next we drove through Casco Viejo where our driver pointed out some of the historic spots and restored buildings.  We drove through a very impoverished and run down area to get to the nicer restored area.  Next we went to the Amador Causeway to have lunch overlooking the ocean.  We debated quite a while on which restaurant and eventually settled on a nice Italian restaurant which had indoor seating because it was extremely hot and humid out today.  After we returned to the hotel.
Panama Flag

Time to relax and prepare for our final week of treatments before heading home next Saturday.  We are looking forward to going home next weekend!

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