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Mar 20 2008

Galapagos Pictures are up!

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I just posted pictures that I took in the Galapagos. I divided them into 3 separate galleries to make it a bit more manageable for you to view them. You can click on these links to view Gallery 1, Gallery 2, and Gallery 3. I’ve also created a new link at the top of the […]

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Mar 20 2008

What Did I Ever Do To Montezuma?!?!?

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Seriously, I’m not sure what I ever did to him to extract such a horrible revenge. I mean, look at him – he’s so handsome and clearly powerful: Anyway, I said I was sorry about 100 times and he finally let up. But I missed almost a whole day of activities because of him. Sheesh.

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Mar 20 2008

Charles Darwin and Evolution

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I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this topic. Lots of people are familiar with Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution. But I don’t think I can write about the Galapagos Islands without at least touching on this topic, because it was one of the places that sparked Darwin’s mind to […]

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Mar 20 2008

A Typical Day in the Galapagos

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Most people visit the Galapagos by boat which is what we did. You’d think it would be a lazy, relaxing way to see things – just cruising around by boat. There’s where you’d be wrong. They pack your day. It was tough to find free time and when we went to bed, we were exhausted. […]

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Mar 18 2008

Geology of the Islands

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I am no geologist, so this will obviously be a short post. But I thought a good place to start talking about the islands would be in their formation in the first place. BTW, my Aunt Wendy is sharing the blog with her students in Waterloo, NY (hi kids!), so I feel some responsibility to […]

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Mar 18 2008

Radio Silence Is Over

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We’re back in mainland Ecuador after an amazing trip to the Galapagos. We have several posts about the Galapagos to follow this post, and lots of pictures – we hope to get them posted within the next few days. I’ve updated the itinerary page to match the sites we visited during the trip. Here is […]

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Mar 06 2008

Top 8 Unexpected Things In Patagonia

Published by under Patagonia,South America

Sure this is late. Sure we left Patagonia a while ago. So I found these notes lying around 2 weeks later. You know you’ll still enjoy them. Here’s a short list of the unexpected aspects of the Patagonia portion of this trip: The ice cream is excellent in Argentina (not so much Chile). It’s very […]

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Mar 06 2008

Yeah, Well What About These Pictures?

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Dave is an incredibly talented photographer. But how about some of these shots that *I* took: Dave Doing What He Does Guanaco Doing What It Does Taking It All In A Fox Who Thought I Had Food

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Mar 06 2008

Pictures Posted

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The downside is that we’re supposed to be in Quito, Ecuador by now but due to some missed connections, we’re in a hotel in Lima, Peru tonight and will get to Quito tomorrow mid-day. The upside is that we finally have a fast Internet connection again so I’ve posted a few galleries of pic’s so […]

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Mar 05 2008

Farewell To Patagonia!

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We┬┤re getting ready to go to the airport to travel to the Galapagos. Last night we had our farewell dinner with our tour group. Last Group Picture We had dinner in a private room at our hotel in El Calafate. When we arrived, we saw a slideshow of pictures that one of our tour leaders, […]

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