Category Archives: South America

Traveling – What we’ve got (tentatively) planned for 2017

February 15 ~ Southern California We are hoping that this year will be primarily about exploring in our compact RV (Ellie Mae Camp-it), seeing more bits and pieces of the USA and Canada, including our desire to start checking a … Continue reading

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2016 – Another Year Gets Wrapped Up!

December 2016 ~ At home in Southern California Whew, I feel like I am sliding into home plate after a ninth inning Grand Slam. Our year was once again filled to the brim with exciting travel and memorable moments. We managed … Continue reading

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Trip Interruptus ~ Flying home early

Tuesday, November 1st ~ Quito, Ecuador Poor Tim! He had a very rough night. I have written about his sensitivity to MSG and Free Glutamic Acid before, but here is a link with a little more information for those not up … Continue reading

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Ecuador ~ Fly to Quito in the High Andes

Monday, October 31st ~ Goodbye to The Galapagos, Hello to the High Andes, Ecuador Today was primarily a transition day – going from the Galapagos Islands back to the mainland. The highlight of the morning before we disembarked was a … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands ~ Post Office Bay, Champion Islet, Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)

Sunday, October 30th ~ Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Day 5 ~ This was our last full day on the ship. Although I enjoyed Floreana, it was my least favorite of the islands we visited on our itinerary. Still a … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador ~ Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station

Saturday, October 29th ~ Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Day 4 ~ Even on Santa Cruz Island where it is most populated, we are required to take the panga ashore. Todays excursions begin with a visit to the Charles … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador ~ Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay

Friday, October 28th ~ Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Isabela Island  Day 3 ~ Before we take off on todays excursions, I wanted to share more information of what day-to-day life is like on board the Santa Cruz II. There are … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands ~ Isabela Island, Fernandina Island

Thursday, October 27th ~ Galapagos Islands ~ Isabela and Fernandina Islands Day 2 ~ A ship wide wake up call at 7:00 and breakfast served at 7:15, with a planned departure (again via panga boats) promptly at 8:15. Our day … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands ~ From disillusion to wonderment all in a single day

Wednesday, October 26th ~ Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Day 1 – Getting off of the airplane I was already wondering where I was and what had happened. This surely was not the Island paradise I had envisioned. In fact far from … Continue reading

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Guayaquil, Ecuador ~ City tour

Tuesday, October 25th ~ Guayaquil, Ecuador Our Gate 1 tour officially begins today. For this portion there are just the four of us, Tim and I, Rica and her husband Fred. Our local guide, Fernando, picks us up at the … Continue reading

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