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May 2009

COLONIAL QUITO IN ECUADOR

Posted on May 31, 2009, in My Blog, with 18 Comments



We’re in the Andes at an altitude of 9000 ft, at the foot of an active volcano. We have several hours before our plane leaves for Atlanta and, travel weary though we are, we’re taking advantage of this layover to take a tour of the colonial parts of the city which was the first city that U.N.E.S.C.O. Designated a World …

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BOARDING PLANE FOR ECUADOR AND HOME

Posted on May 31, 2009, in My Blog, with 7 Comments

Taking a Blackberry photo of Lonesome George, the giant land tortoise

Our group boarding plane for Equador and home…

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Tweets on 2009-05-31

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Tweets on 2009-05-31

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THE LAST DAY

Posted on May 30, 2009, in My Blog, with 42 Comments

We’re sad to see the trip drawing to a close. If any of you are ever contemplating a trip to Galapagos, I cannot recommend the Lindblad/National Geographic Expedition enough. Everything was perfect!

Yesterday we saw gorgeous flamingos in a brackish lagoon. Today we snorkeled more with sea lions. I kayaked with Vivian Schneider which means I laughed a lot. We …

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Tweets on 2009-05-30

Posted on May 30, 2009, in Twitter, with 0 Comments

  • I’ve become a Shellback which means I crossed the equator on a boat while awake. #
  • RT @keyinfluencer: @janefonda You just won Broadway.com Audience Award “Best Actress In A Broadway Play”–Congrats!–YEAH EXCITING #

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MALCOLM TURNED 10!!!!!

Posted on May 29, 2009, in My Blog, with 15 Comments

Yesterday my grandson turned ten and we had such a fun dinner with cake and toilet paper decorations that the other kids on the boat made and hung. Malcolm stuck his whole face in the gooey chocolate cake, then used his hands to mold the cake into various shapes. It was disgusting and funny and then my son, Troy, did …

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SHELLBACK

Posted on May 28, 2009, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

I haven’t had any access for two days so I won’t be giving any blow by blow but a general report on what’s happening here in the Galapagos.

We are now, as of yesterday, all Shellbacks, meaning we have crossed the equator in a boat while awake. Ever since then my knee has hurt less. Go figure! We are having …

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DAY 4 GALAPAGOS

Posted on May 27, 2009, in My Blog, with 16 Comments

We don’t get power where we are today so I will send my blog tomorrow but I am sending photos others took.

Today I swam with a giant sea turtle and sea lions. (click photo to enlarge – by: Lucho Verdesoto)

click photo to enlarge – by: Lucho Verdesoto

Frigate Bird (click photo to enlarge – by: Lucho Verdesoto)

Frigate …

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