Thank you all for sharing our excitement!
We have cruised through the Gatun Locks, into the Gatun Lake, and then back out. It was such an interesting experience. It just fueled my husband Don's desire to traverse (I think that's the right word!) the canal. When we were trying to think of something special to do for our anniversary, this was the cruise we chose.
BillyBuzzy, we had a guide on the ship a couple of years ago and learned a lot. But, I think I'll take your advice and get a book about building the canal and other history surrounding it. Thanks for the suggestion.
Once we get to the Pacific, I hope we will see some whales. I've been told that the migration might be over by the end of March. Maybe there will be a few stragglers.
Only 80 days until the cruise!