We had one more National Park to visit before we headed back to Denver where we would get to sleep in an actual bed! We had been camping for a while and the National Parks were not exactly close together
Our next stop on the National Park tour was Capitol Reef National Park, not a place that you may have heard of but a place that is full of American history.
We took a break to stretch our legs and
We got up early and watched the ship come into the port of Miami. Then we headed up to the breakfast buffet one last time. Our trip off of the ship was pretty easy as well, this was the first time we chose
We had at great time a our last dinner with all of our new friends at our table. In fact we all decided to meet at the Schooner Bar after dinner to hang out and share more stories. We were all dog people
The last day of our trip and it\’s another sea day. We are finally sick of the breakfast buffet and it\’s because we are ready to get back to a reasonable sized breakfast. We headed to the track and the
We walked around the port area for a while after returning from out tour. The best part about being in Grand Cayman is you can buy Tortuga Rum and the best part about buying liquor at this port is that
We pulled up to the sandbar known as Stingray City where the water is about 3 feet deep and there are about 200 people wading around with a huge number of stingrays from 1 foot across to 3+ feet across.
We got up early because we had to take a tender to shore and we were told that we needed to get a ticket for an early tender because we had not booked an excursion with the ship. We had to meet Chip from
We had another sea day after leaving Costa Rica which we took advantage of by finishing our books and fighting for seats around the pool. We also discovered that the best time to go to the pool is just
Once back on the ship we sat by the pool and swam for a while. It is much easier to enjoy the pool when everyone else is off of the ship. We headed to our balcony to read and take naps. It was great to
We decided that because we didn\’t have anything planed in Costa Rica we would sleep in so we woke up around 8:30 am (Central Time) and decided to take a mile walk on the track. One mile on the track is
We were told when we got off of our bus that we would have a different bus and driver on the way back and we did. This bus was newer and the driver was accompanied by another person in the same uniform.
We pulled into the first of three locks at the Pacific end of the canal where two line handlers employed by the canal joined our ship to manage the bow and stern lines as the water level in the lock dropped.
We arrived in ColÃ³n, Panama pretty early but our tour of the Panama Canal didn\’t begin until 8:30 when we were to meet our bus on the pier. We climbed onto the large air-conditioned bus with 40 other
We had another day at sea after Colombia and we took it easy… really easy. We checked email then spent the day reading books (writing this awesome content for you guys) and taking naps. The great part
As the sun began to set we went out on the balcony to watch the city lights come on across the bay. The main part of the city is very impressive from a distance and probably has some nicer areas that we
We pulled into the port area where we all hopped out of the cab and paid the driver. We were immediately surrounded by security asking us to get back in the cab, we needed to drive further. We pulled up
As we sat on the bench we noticed some workers removing some fake trees with yellow plastic leaves and little flowers with lights in them We think they were probably Christmas decorations for the entrance
As we headed into the Old CIty we decided to split from Aiofe and Lee and meet back in 2 hours to share a cab back to the ship. We walked through a few small shops full of junk and decided that shopping
We didn\’t arrive in CartageÃ±a, Colombia until noon so we spent the morning checking email and trying to find something on the internet that would tell us what we should do in CartageÃ±a. The internet