Martels celebrate 39th anniversary with cruise


Leigh and Ron Martel celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary with a 10-day Princess Cruise through the Panama Canal Jan. 27 through Feb. 6. Pictured are Leigh and Ron entering the Mira Flores Locks of the canal, suited up to navigate through 11 zip lines through the Veragua Rain Forest of Costa Rica and Leigh holding a baby sea turtle on Grand Cayman Island. Other notable port stops included The Bahamas, Cartagena, Columbia and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Although the Martel’s had previously cruised the Alaska inside passage, Mexican Riviera, the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea, this trip had been a dream of theirs for some time. The Martel’s have now traveled on five different continents but insist they have no desire to visit the remaining one, Antarctica.