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Apr 11, 2011 - Acapulco

It’s Monday it must be Acapulco! another very hot day to wander around in. We left the ship early to try and beat the heat but it didn’t work - 88F this morning. We looked around Old Acapulco, bought some postcards and did some internet stuff. We went back to the ship to cool off and have some lunch then joined our tour bus to see the divers and highlights of Acapulco. The divers were amazing of course. Those poor guys, they jump into the water on one side then swim over and climb up the cliff on the other side to get ready to jump. No...

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Panama Canal Cruise

Feb 4, 2011 - Acapulco still

Packed everything this morning and played cards with Jerry and Lynn (Rick's Dad & Stepmom) until time to leave for the airport. We got to the airport and the Continental guy informed us our flight had been cancelled - turns out Houston got an ice storm and closed the airport!! Next flight we can get on is Monday - today is Friday. With all the traveling we have done it is hard to believe this is the first time this has happened to us. So.... we were going to take a cab back to the Mayan Palace but they wanted to charge us quite a bit more...

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Winter 2011

Feb 3, 2011 - Acapulco

We had a fantastic month in Acapulco - mid 80s and blue skies every day. We found the local taco lady early in the trip and had 50 cent tacos a few times every week for breakfast or lunch. She had a good variety - chicken mole (mole is an amazing Mexican sauce that is time consuming to make), chicken and potatoes, eggs and beef, eggs and chorizo, vegetable and some kind of pepper mixture - and all were delicious. We also found the lady that delivers tamales on Saturdays - the Chepile (some type of leaf with cheese) was really good. Our 2nd...

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Winter 2011

Jan 16, 2011 - Acapulco, Mexico

In spite of being ill, we made the trip to Acapulco today as planned. I am feeling lousy which is a big improvement over how I felt for the past three days. My cold is somewhat better but now I have a bad cough. Laura is still ill also but decided that she wanted to make the trip. First the long bus ride into the city. I say “into the city” but it is city all the way. Actually it is small towns and cities one after the other with nothing in between. If you were new here, you could drive one hour out of the city without realising that you...

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Find Tom 3

Jan 7, 2011 - Fly to Acapulco

After a very early start - got up at 4am - we had problem free flights and arrived in Acapulco a little early. We had time for a late breakfast/early lunch at the stop over in Houston. We could feel the heat as soon as we walked off the plane in Acapulco - it felt great! Our room wasn't ready at the resort so we checked in, changed to shorts in the lobby bathroom, dropped our luggage off with the bellboy and headed to a chair by the pool. We were surprised to see the locals using SPF30! By the time we were ready to leave the pool our room...

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Winter 2011

Oct 21, 2010 - This is heaven!

A day at sea – relaxing day. Leisurely brunch followed by • Art auction, won another painting and earrings • Lounging around the pool, a spa and into the Thalassotherapy pool again • Light dinner • Thai Herbal Poultice Massage – scented herbal poultices are heated and applied to the body at pressure points, then a massage. I’m in heaven! Goodnight.

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Where is Shirley?

Oct 20, 2010 - Acapulco

We arrived at 9am – very hot day. Early excursion - Historical, Traditional and Picturesque Acapulco. We journeyed through the main Avenue Costera Miguel Aleman in route to the Chapel of Peace, located in the Las Brisas residential area. Located in one of the most exclusive residential areas in Mexico, the Chapel is a place of serenity & peace with breathtaking views of the bay & Roqueta Island. Next we visited the Acapulco Historical Museum located inside the Fort of San Diego. The present structure was rebuilt on the ruins of the former...

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Where is Shirley?

Sep 28, 2010 - The Scoop on MaMa Lou

The Scoop on MaMa Lou Tues. 9/28/10 Today was a sea day. The weather was rainy and windy so we played all day on the ship. Boy, I haven’t made a phone call or heard the news for a week. It’s kind of nice. I have not taken a nap in the past couple of days either, but I feel I’m gearing up for one. This evening Michael, the Head Deck Officer found Bob and I while we were sitting and watching people enjoy the Mexican Bar-B-Que. He told us MaMa Lou was on deck and if I still wanted to meet her, he would introduce us. Well, after we took a few...

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Sep 27, 2010 - Bobs Birthday in Acapulco

Bob’s Birthday, Mon. 9/27/10 This morning we docked in Acapulco, Mexico. It’s Bob’s birthday so I’ll do whatever he would like to do today. We stood on deck and watched people as they got off the ship and were whisked off on their excursions to watch Cliff Divers and various things. We decided to spend the day on the ship. We watched the people disembark the ship and every few feet they had locals trying to sell them a ride to somewhere, since the port was not close to the city. We had plenty to do on board. The shows at night have been...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Ma Ma Lou

9/26/10 Sunday Some of these days are so laid back, there doesn’t seem to be a lot to write about. We really have no communication with the outside world as far as cell phones and internets goes. They are very expensive. We will buy 100 minutes of internet time to start with and do what we have to do communication wise. Bob and I are sitting in the beautiful Internet Café now on board the ship, typing our journal thoughts on the word processor, then we’ll download several at a time. We both are loving this cruise. The ship is so clean and...

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Apr 2, 2010 - Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco, Mexico: Beautiful, very active bay and city of about 700k built up the surrounding hills. Old fort opposite the ship dock that was used to protect the gold and silver collected from interior Mexico and stored there for shipment to Spain. A government sponsored guide led us on a walk to the "Native Market" - about a 15 minute walk from the terminal - in the Old Town area. Definitely old town, in both appearance and smell. Large pipes were stacked along the street destined for a future sewer. Sidewalks were very broken, patched, and...

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Panama Canal Cruise

Feb 7, 2010 - Acapulco

Acapulco was first settled in 1550 and was a major Mexican shipping port. Today it has a glitzy allure, surrounded by mountains, a crescent-shaped shoreline, clear waters, and many white-sand beaches. The area hosted many of the Hollywood jet set including John Wayne and his cronies. We visited the Los Flamingos hotel, which was a famous Hollywood hideaway. Pictures of celebrities in the open-air lobby showcase the golden past. We had a cold drink surrounded by colorful bougainvilleas. Many famous alcoholic drinks got their start here but...

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