Or so I thought...We had to scramble into a different water taxi because there were so many people leaving the island. The boat was smaller and had a slower engine. The ocean was rougher than when we came out to the islands and I got a little nervous a few times when we were way out in the middle of the ocean with not much land in sight... All worked out and we made it to the bus with time to spare! As soon as I got on the bus I realized what all the travelers meant when they said that the buses really blast the AC. Luckily I had a sweatshirt so I wasn't freezing! Promptly after we took off at 7pm they turned off the lights, the reading lights didn't work, and I found myself stuck with almost nothing to do on the bus.
In all reality, it wasn't the worst thing, but I was mentally exhausted from the weekend and got maybe an hour or two of sleep on the bus. It made me very grouchy and by the time we got to Panama City I was happy to find somewhere to sleep. We ended up at Luna's Castle in Casco Viejo! An amazing hostel, overlooking the skyline of the big city!