Cruising San Francisco, Palace Fine Arts, Pier 39 Fishermans Wharf

Completing our Panama Canal cruise we come back home into San Francisco bay in the wee hours of the morning.  The ship sails under the Golden Gate Bridge as the full moon is setting providing us with a sense of awe.  Our episode continues with the Palace of Fine Arts, Pier 39 Fishermans Wharf and lots of “segues” (sic) along the way!

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cTv Model Boat Building Contest – Regent Mariner Cruise Ship

On our last day at sea from San Diego to San Francisco, at long last it’s time for our model ship building contest aboard the Regent Mariner cruise ship. Using nothing more than found, begged, borrowed or _____ items that we gathered on our cruise, we were definitely ready to compete in the high seas (well, at least in the Jacuzzi and choppy swimming pool waters). So bring on the judges assessment of our engineering and design, bring on the popular audience vote… or at least we THOUGHT we were all good to go. Then life happens 😉

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cTv Cabo San Lucas, Cruising Lands End – Glass Blowing, Mexico Education

Cabo San Lucas makes a wonderful getaway for tourists who love basking in the warm Pacific gulf waters at “Lands End.” And while cruise ships shuttle tender boats ashore, our day trip included a fascinating boat ride to the tip of Lands End with narration by Cousteau and a bus trip to see stunning studio art works as well as learn about Mexican customs, glass blowing and details of how public and private education works in Mexico.

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cTv Acapulco, Daredevil Sea Cliff Divers, Chapel of Peace, John Wayne House

Don’t miss the Acapulco daredevil sea cliff divers descent 100 feet into a narrow, shallow sea inlet!  This is our fourth stop heading north after cruising the Panama Canal.  On our 4 hour day trip, we also enjoyed seeing the Chapel of Peace, John Wayne’s hacienda, the nearby historic fortress and more. Three more cruise stops before returning to RV Life.

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cTv, Cruising to Nicaragua – Romantic Day Trip at Hacienda

Amayo Hacienda time at Lake Nicaragua – we had a romantic day with delightful hospitality, delicious local food, folkloric dances and music.  If you are tourista, be sure to make Nicaragua high up on your list – but we will pass on getting too close to their active volcanos~

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cTv, Costa Rica Rainforest – Crocodiles, Poison Dart Frogs, Monkeys

Nothing quite like the great outdoors INCLUDING the Costa Rica rainforest! Love the flora and fauna – seeing the crocodiles, poison dart frogs, monkeys, Scarlet Macaw and Toucans were a real plus.

Costa Rica Rainforest
Costa Rica Rainforest

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cTv Cruising Panama Canal locks – Cinema, History, Cool Statistics

cTv RV Life meets up with the mighty Panama Canal. We have lots of photos and cinematic video clips about how the canal and locks work, intriguing history factoids and most everything you’d want to know including the rain forest, the new third huge canal locks and more.

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Going through the Panama Canal

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cTv, Miami tour of top highlights before Regent Mariner Panama cruise

Michael – Our 18 day cruise journey begin in Miami with a daytrip tour of the local cities.   Aside from the redeye and jet lag, the bus tour guide was fun, knowledgeable  and a cool dude.  Regardless, we couldn’t wait to jump aboard the Regent Mariner and start our Panama Canal cruise in contrast to our normal RV Life trips.

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