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What to Eat in the Galapagos

It’s What I Ate Wednesday, and this week I’m taking you back to the Galapagos Islands with me! What do they eat on such remote islands? Find out today! Breakfast Our hotels all included breakfast each day, and it was usually buffet style with homemade breads, fruits, coffee, yogurt, cereal, and the like. Did you… Continue reading What to Eat in the Galapagos

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10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos

This Faraway Friday you’re in for a special treat… We’re headed to the Galapagos! My sweet husband took me to these mysterious islands for my 30th birthday, and it was a phenomenal trip! Here are 10 reasons you should consider a visit, too.  10. The Flamingoes I’ve never seen so many flamingoes at once before!… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos

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Feet in the Middle

Originally published on 24 September 2015. Surprise! Mr. Peabody Pembroke and I are off again! This time it’s just a short trip, but a very memorable and symbolic one. On September 17, 2014, my left foot and I went in for the first of two foot surgeries. So I decided that on September 17, 2015,… Continue reading Feet in the Middle

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Blue-footed Boobies!

Originally published 18 August 2015. Welcome back! Friday dawned early for us. That’s a nice benefit of being two hours behind where your body thinks you are; you wake up early and get going with your day! We went down for breakfast, and can you believe they had banana cake for breakfast? And coffee, and… Continue reading Blue-footed Boobies!

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Santa Cruz and the Giant Tortoises!

Originally published on 17 August 2015. We arrived! Now to pay to get in. Even though people actually live on some of the islands, the whole archipelago is a national park, and you have to pay $100 per person (cash) to visit. Fortunately, we knew that in advance and budgeted for it! We got off… Continue reading Santa Cruz and the Giant Tortoises!

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Nine Hours in Quito

Originally published 16 August 2015.  Welcome, friends! Or shall I say, bienvenidos, amigos! My Love has whisked me away for the birthday trip of a lifetime to… The Galapagos! But first we needed to make a stop in the world’s highest capitol city: Quito, Ecuador! Off to Dulles (the DC airport closest to us)! Next stop, Houston!… Continue reading Nine Hours in Quito

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Quito and the Volcano of Doom!

Originally published on 25 August 2015. Our flight out of Quito was cancelled! Wait! Don’t call the cab for the equator! The hotel attendants had already started calling for us, but as soon as we realized we had a bigger problem, we knew we needed to get that figured out first! Steve clicked on the… Continue reading Quito and the Volcano of Doom!

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Quito, Ecuador

Originally published on 25 August 2015. Thursday evening, we landed in Quito again, still the world’s highest capitol! I was all excited because it’s a new place to me, it was one of the first ever UNESCO World Heritage sites (tied for first with Krakow, Poland), it is one of the best preserved cities in… Continue reading Quito, Ecuador