Archipiélago de Colón

Better known as… the Galapagos Islands! (I.e., where Darwin developed his theory of evolution.) And barring any crazy/awful mishaps, that’s where Andy and I are right now.

This vacation has been a dream of Andy’s for a long time. We planned this way before I decided to write full-time, so while it’s a little weird to go on such an amazing trip just 1 month after “starting my new job”… ah well! That’s life, I’m just rolling with it.

(We try to take 1 international and 1 domestic vacation every year anyway. Just the two of us. For mental health and broader horizons, you know? Oh, and for plain old fun. That’s reason enough in my book.)

If you’re curious, this is a video of the ship we’ll be living on for a week, along with some highlights of the excusions.

Neither of us are particularly strong swimmers, but we’re both looking forward to the snorkeling. Supposedly sea lions will just come right up to you, and the little ones might even nibble your toes!

Andy’s greatest wish is to see a real live sea turtle, and an Orca if possible. My greatest wish is to bring back a blue-footed booby. Think I can sneak one past the TSA? I mean, there’s no liquid involved…

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  1. That’s one of my dream places to visit! Have a great time, take lots of photos. I will have to live vicariously through you for this one ~sighs~

    “The booby followed me home, officer!” LOL

  2. LUCKY!!!!! Sounds like an incredible place to visit. Hope I get the chance to someday.

  3. Trisha

    Wow! I am so jealous! Congrats. :)

  4. Have you ever listened to (or have you seen) Julia Sweeney’s one woman show, “Letting Go of God”? She has a great story about the Galapagos Islands – and there’s even Blue Footed Boobies in it! I highly recommend it. I’ve listened to the audiobook numerous times. It’s still something I turn on for long drives.

    I hope you’re having a great trip!

  5. Les

    You are so lucky :p
    Have an awesome time, take a million pictures!

  6. Jon

    Take lots of pictures! I assume the Origin of Species is a favorite book?

  7. Amazing stuff. Can’t wait to see all the pictures and hear about the snorkeling. I think if I saw a sea turtle in the outdoors I would lose it and cry or something. They’re gorgeous.

  8. If you bring back a blue-footed booby, I’m coming over to play with it!

    Katie

  9. Sonja-
    I have not, but she’s hilarious. I’ll see if I can find it.

    Jon-
    Haha, no… though I probably should have taken it with me.

    Katie-
    I did… ;)

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