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Old 09-14-2007, 08:16 AM
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Well Gary, I Googled it and it was quite a history lesson. You are absolutely right about the name. Somebody was paying attention in class.
It was a time I kinda cheated and got away with it. One our of Friends names was the same.. Maurice Thatcher, so it was easy to remember. I do still remember it to this day, so teacher would be proud.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:30 AM
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Whatever you call it, it is really an impressive structure; not extremely large, as bridges go, but beautiful to the eye and well proportioned. And very dramatic when you stop to think it connects two continents.
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It is one of the "must do cruises" on our list. In addition we just hosted a family from the region. They have invited us to join them at their home for a vacation. They enjoyed the Yosemite sights and would like us to see their Country. We might do that as well. Perhaps I will send you a photo from the bridge looking down on a cruise ship!!
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:35 PM
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Then CAL to FL it is! Thanks Rick!
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:13 PM
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Gary, that would be awesome, especially considering the kind of photos you take!

shari, you go girl!
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:35 PM
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Oh I'll go alright...
It just may take me a year! But we'll get there. And, I'll hunt you down for port details when the time comes.
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Hello,

I have done a full transit of the Panama Canal twice and a 10 day partial transit of the Panama Canal. To me, it is one of travel's great experiences. I suggest that you do some reading on what it took to get the Canal built, specifically "the Path between the Seas" by David McCullough.

Take a good look around you as you watch ships moved in and out of the locks by the diesel locomotives called "mules", and go to the very front of the ship and watch the magic of how the locks doors open and close.

I do not believe that it is a guy thing because my wife has enjoyed our cruises involving the panama Canal as much as I have.

Hope that this helps.

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Old 09-17-2007, 02:07 PM
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3 trips? Fred...you must really like the PAnama Canal! I take it you would recommend the all the way through trip ve a partial/turn around? Thanks for the book info- I'll def get it!
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