I know there are places in the U.S. that have great public transportation, but this isn't the case in my neck of the woods. So, when Tony told me to wait at the end of the street for the bus, I didn't know I had to flag the bus down as well. Needless to say, we were passed by. (Where we were isn't one of the designated bus stops, but I wasn't aware of this at the time.)
Thank goodness for taxis. Although, the bus still made it there before we did since there was a lot of back and forth with Tony and the taxi driver... given we don't know Spanish, YET.
Tip for riding the buses on the unpaved roads in Central America... do NOT ride in the section behind the back tires. Your spine will be so misaligned from all the jumping and bouncing in your seat, you'll be begging for a chiropractor. Ha! Ha!
We did make it in time for lunch with Tony and some shopping in Panama, so the only failure of the day was the initial form of transportation... all the rest... complete success!