Taking a deep breath

Who said that when you get old you slow down? Well, maybe there are days when I am not physically running around, but ohmigosh… busy!! I have to say, though, I do love it! It’s great to have my children and grandchildren nearby and it’s great to have other interests as well.

Right now we are working on learning everything we can about our new travel destinations. We also are trying to learn survival Spanish. There are enough cognates of French and English that we often are able to read captions and descriptions, but passive vocabulary won’t get you 4 more tablespoons or enough bread to make sandwiches for 36 people. So it’s a wild and woolly time here cramming for a test of our Spanish that’s coming in only a few months and that we must pass.

To say that the tour to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and Peru was fantastic, is such an understatement. Imagine for a moment that you were able to be present on earth on the 5th day of creation. There are the creeping things and the fish and the birds and all of the plant life, and the sea. Imagine all of it living together in harmony. Imagine how beautiful it would be. How pure. How utterly precious.

That is what you find when you step onto most of the Galapagos Islands.

There are no words.

But there are pictures. You can see them here.

Here’s a preview:

A blue-footed boobie

A blue-footed boobie

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  1. You got real up close to these creatures and the beautiful birds. Is it a nature reserve, a zoo a park?
    Wow to be able to come up close to such exquisite creations.

    • Yes, these creatures in the Galapagos Islands are not afraid of humans because they are not threatened. The islands are a national park of Ecuador and visits are highly regulated. It’s such a privilege to be able to visit!

  2. WOW. so it is their natural environment AND these creatures feel so at home and so safe. sounds incredible. Cant wait to join you one day.

  3. The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

  4. frank grady says

    Rona: How timely. Donna & I and our oldest son Jonathan are going in March to the Galapagos & your pictures are fantastic making us more eager.
    Hope all is well with you, Aaron & family.