Years ago, we flew over Crater Lake, Oregon from time to time. It was so beautiful enveloped in snow and we talked about going to the national park there and seeing it from ground level. We still have never made it to Crater Lake National Park, but yesterday we took a boat ride across a…

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Yeah, it’s hot here. Vey hot. Volcanic hot. And I am not exaggerating. We have photos to prove just how hot it is. Such an interesting place. The Pacific Rim and all that Ring of Fire stuff. Believe me, Nicaragua is a big-time player in the Ring of Fire. Nicaragua has twenty six volcanoes and…

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Here we go! It is 8:05 am on the second day of January, 2017. We are awaiting our turn to enter the first lock of the Panama Canal. There is a really large cruise ship in the lock right now and we are next in line. Regent paid big bucks for us to cut the…

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