Jari and Joel and Joelito live in La Chorrera, which is on the west side of Panama City, quite far from Filipio where Jari grew up in Ita’s house. Jari surprised me by showing up at the hotel, Joelito in tow. He’s 18 months old, and adorable — very confident, came right to me. They took a swim, had lunch with Gloria and me, and then Papa came by to take them home so Joelito could nap. I’m getting to see more family and friends during this short visit than I expected.
The glasses are fake — Joelito just likes them. 🙂