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E. Fred Deal Aug 26, 2015 at 08:12 PM

I am onboard for the Oct. 26 - 31 trip after a Costa Rica tour. I am rereading David McCullough's book since that drew my interest in the
Canal years ago. E. Fred Deal M.D.

Linda Posey Jul 29, 2015 at 06:20 PM

I'm signed up for the Dec. 14-19 Grit & Glory tour of the Panama Canal. Looking forward to meeting other participants.
Casey Rhodes Jul 29, 2015 at 08:54 PM

I am going on the Jan 11, 2016 trip. Hope you enjoy, keep me posted.

Casey Rhodes Jun 06, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Roger, I think you will enjoy the NG covering the present work to improve the canal.

Casey Rhodes Jun 06, 2015 at 12:54 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOu8aqE5GN0. This is a PBS program about the history of the building of the canal. Watch it first.

Casey Rhodes Jun 06, 2015 at 08:46 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZx_gCxjSN0. This is a great NG program showing update of canal work.

Casey Rhodes Jun 06, 2015 at 06:27 AM

Thanks for the Info. Reading "The Path..." now.

Roger Colonnese Jun 06, 2015 at 01:22 AM

Ponchos, insect repellent, mid size back pack, multiple water bottles, we brought all of them and never used any of it. Our tour leaders were excellent and had water available on the buses ALL THE TIME. They were almost annoying about it but we still had one older participant pass out on the walk through Panama City. The only disappointment was the lack of an "expert" to describe what we were looking at the day we viewed the construction of the new locks. Try to read McCullough's book before you go, that will help a bit. I read it afterwards and it was still worthwhile to understand what you see. We did not get any special vaccinations.

Casey Rhodes Jun 05, 2015 at 09:55 PM

Registered for the Jan 11/16-2016 program. Looking forward to any information to make trip more enjoyable. Other experiences, good or bad, always useful.

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