Insert obligatory booby joke here

Hey, look who came home with me!

me and the boobie

Please ignore the crazy back-from-vacation hair, and be thankful that you can’t see the even crazier recovering-from-heat-rash skin.

Our week in the Galapagos was most certainly an adventure, and I’ll tell you all about it in the next couple blog posts. About 1500 pictures and videos are currently transferring from my camera to my laptop, and I can’t wait to show you some. You know, after I catch up on all the laundry and ice cold beverages and puppy cuddles.

The short version is: we had an amazing time. (We swam with mother-effing penguins, y’all!) Yes, the tsunami affected us, but not too badly. (My heart absolutely breaks for Japan.) My Spanish is serviceable, but rusty like whoa. Andy and I learned that we are not built for extreme heat and humidity. And sometimes coming home is as wonderful as leaving, without taking anything away from the incredible experiences we enjoyed.


  1. Sonja says:

    Sorry to hear about the heat rash, but you’ve got a very cute booby there, from what I can see anyway.

    Oh, come on, you were asking for it.

  2. gingermandy says:

    Good thing your booby didn’t get heat rash. :)

    Can’t wait to see some pics, even if it will give me an intense case of travel envy.

  3. Les says:

    Ditto the travel envy!
    Welcome back!

  4. Aisha says:

    Aww penguins, I bet Andy especially enjoyed that :D

    “And sometimes coming home is as wonderful as leaving, without taking anything away from the incredible experiences we enjoyed.” word

  5. Larramie says:

    Vacations create adventure and memories but home is still where the heart is.

    Happy you had a terrific time.

  6. Sarah says:

    Sounds amazing…can’t wait to see the pictures. I’m glad that coming home isn’t so depressing. I hate that after-vacation blues. Then again, you’re coming home to your Year O’Writing.

    I want to lift the Japanese to Ohio and keep them safe. God, it’s horrendous what’s going on. I know they will recover, but it’s going to take a generation or two before it’s out of their psyche, surely.

  7. Kristan says:

    I suppose I was, lol.

    THAT would have been torture.

    He did! It was both of our faves, actually. The penguins were just SO dang cute, and curious!

    Coming back to writing really does make it fun/exciting. I missed my characters, and yours, and everyone’s!

  8. Shari says:

    PENGUINS? You swam with penguins?


    Glad you had an amazing time!! :)

  9. T.S. Bazelli says:

    Ah hah! You did manage to smuggle one back with you :D Looking forward to the photos.

  10. Trisha says:

    Glad you had an adventure of a lifetime.

  11. oh, so so awesome!

  12. Cori says:

    Oh man, the Galapagos! That sounds like an awesome vacation. Can’t wait to read your future posts about your adventures.

  13. Juliann says:

    I am so envious. I can’t wait to read more. And see pictures!

  14. Jon says:

    Hah! For a second there, I thought that was a real bird!

  15. RTW says:

    Penguins, seriously? How awesome is that! Eagerly anticipating your recaps…

  16. Meghan Ward says:

    Your trip sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait to see the photos!

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