Another member of our roll call had been to Acapulco previously and offered to organize a tour with Rosie for 12 of us from our roll call. There ended up being three vans full of folks from our roll call for Rosies' tour, but our group had Rosie as our driver and guide. We began our morning at the Mirador hotel where we were able to see two of the cliff diving exhibitions at the 45 meter high La Quebrada cliffs. Acapulco's cliff divers hurl themselves off a tiny ledge 105 feet above a narrow, churning channel of seawater just 12 feet deep. They fly for more than three seconds, sometimes in pairs, breaking the water with clenched fists at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour. These young divers time their jump near perfectly to coincide with incoming waves in the sea below. This cushions the impact of the fall and protects them from the shallow ground. Without technique diving recklessly into the sea could be life threatening. Many years of training reduces the inevitable injuries: Over the years divers have damaged eyes, ears, spines, heads and hands from hitting the water at great speeds, or from hitting the side of the cliff. If they don't time the incoming waves just right, they can also hit the rocks on the bottom. Rosie told us that no divers have been killed directly from diving and the cliff divers are members of a union that provides them with wages, health insurance and a pension. They also earn income from movie bit parts, television commercials and viewers' tips. Our next tour stop was the White House Hotel for a beautiful bay view and photos. Our bus then rode slowly by, pausing for photo ops, at Diego Rivera's colorful mural and then on to the Los Flamingos Hotel. Johnny Weissmuller and his pals like John Wayne and Fred MacMurray loved to stay at this beautiful resort in the 1950's. It has incredible bay views, gorgeous flower strewn private pools and has been restored to much of its glory. There were copious old photos and posters and other memorabilia displayed of that by-gone era, and the grounds include guest quarters, a bar, dining room and a gift shop. Our tour next proceeded to the other side of Acapulco past the local beaches, resorts and shopping venues and our bus climbed back up into the cliffs. We stopped for an hour or so at the glorious Acapulco Princess Hotel. Truly an impressive resort with a stunning white sand beach on the Pacific, massive pools and lagoons with rope bridges, waterfalls flowers - you name it! On to see the Chapel of Peace ( Capilla de la Paz) perched 1200 feet above sea level on a hillside that boasts a massive 130-foot cross (Cross of Trouyet) which we had spotted from our balcony still lit up as we entered Acapulco harbor early that morning on the Star. On the site is a contemporary outdoor chapel and the amazing sculpture Las Manos de la Hermandad (The Hands of Brotherhood) by the sculptor Claudio Favier. On our ride back to town we passed the La Brisas resort and huge estate homes owned by movie stars in the past and some in the present. Rosie then took us to a local restaurant, El Zorrito, delighting in delicious Mexican dishes to end our glorious day in Acapulco!