You’ve tipped your sombreros to my travels with Sara—both our move to Ecuador and our adventures in Vietnam–(even endured my recent absence from the blogosphere). You know about my passion for Haiti—have read about the poverty we saw there—Haitians with only tents to hang their hats. You know the ultimate feather in my cap, however, has been passion for my “esposa.” You know about my father’s ties to organized crime and my mad-hatter’s battle with bipolar disorder, one that lasted close to twenty years. You know that together Sara and I have traveled the world with two white dogs—including a canine who literally wears conical hats.
So it only seems fitting, since we’ve headed to Ecuador in the past year (the “Panama” hat capital of the world), that I share a few “hatted” snapshots.
You see, moving to South America has reignited my passion for head coverings, as the sun at our latitude (just south of equator) and altitude (high in the Andes) could sentence you to skin cancer, if you’re not careful.
So, what follows are photos of my “Panama” hat shopping adventure, my current and, admittedly, excessive hat collection, as well as photos of my hats over the decades–my life in helmets and hoods.
“Panama” Hats–how do you begin to pick just one?
There’s the REALLY BIG version, but I fear it’s a bit much. What do you think?
Then, there are these.
Hats I have now–
And why I haven’t purchased any of the above!
Hats from the past–
–Does child-hood involve pulling a rabbit out of a hat or wearing one?
–You thought I was mad-hatted but what about wigged-out and red-headed in Wales?
–Why is a professor’s thinking cap always a beret?
–Hold onto your hats–Y2K is coming! Do you remember?
–My travel with Sara–has it been a conical chronicle?
–When we came home from Haiti, I tended my own garden. Was I a happy home-owner?
–Then we moved to Ecuador. Do I look like I’m in love?
Hat’s off to Ecuador and to each of you for enduring my millinery musings–this story of beanies and berets, this craziness in caps and crowns!
What accomplishments have feathered your cap? Who’s your crown and glory?
I’m SO sorry to have been away for nearly a month. We were without internet for two weeks, and then I left for nearly a two-week trip to the US. I’ve missed you all! Things should get back to normal now. This post accidently went live last week when I was traveling and not able to respond to comments, so I took it down within minutes. Sorry for any confusion that may have caused.