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Passing Ships

November 14th, 2011 3 comments

There is a small exercise room here at the hotel: several bike spinners, a regular Exercycle, one treadmill and a small number of free weights. TV blasting away on one wall and the A/C on another. Hardly room for the three of us in there to turn around, much less spend time, but we managed.

Otherwise, a nice breakfast buffet was overwhelmed by echoing voices and happy, loud chatter as was the lobby. All I can say is that most of the other guests are from the local region. They are wearing bright colors, short sleeves and the vocal volume is incredible augmented by generous hand and arm gestures.

Sliding to the far end of the room, I watch amused while drinking my kaffe con leche. It is a pleasure to have good coffee. One of my few serious complaints about that particular RCI ship – the coffee was abysmal.

Over the day I caught up on my email accounts, hiked the area and knit. Watching the ships pass through the locks is amazing. As you might have noticed yesterday – it is next to a several story building that you really get a perspective on how big the ships really are. Even the container ships, stacked to seven or more layers just tower over everything around them.

It is off early to the airport for my long (read many hours on a layover in Houston) flight to Miami.

Holiday Inn, Clayton, Panama

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