The second cruise we took was on Carnival down to Mexico. When I saw that tiny, perfect beach in the rocks off Cabo San Lucas, I wanted to go there. This time, at the end of this month, I will.
As I have told you before, while working for Cutler-Hammer, my grandfather designed the controls for the Panama Canal locks. He went down to help install them, and once again he took his family down when the locks opened. Mother would have been twelve and her brother fourteen. They must have been so very excited.
We leave Fort Lauderdale next month and journey to Aruba and Cartagena before we go through the canal. I don’t have plans yet for Aruba, but in Cartagena there’s a city wide bus tour that seems really good. At the Canal, we can be tender you to shore where you can catch a small boat that will take you through the canal and back. The thought of this close look mesmerizes me.
Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cabo, and then to LA. We will stop an hour and have lunch with Bobbie…catch up on the news, then home via Budget Rent A Car. I can’t tell you how excited I am once I get over the “what am I going to wear to South America” stuff. Yes, I am laughing at myself.