Ecuador

TUESDAY We arrive in Ecuador at 3:00am and breeze through customs, meeting our tour guide, Henry and his trainee Carla. We are told by Henry that Quito is under a Yellow Alert because of the activity of Volcano Cotopaxi. Good to knoW. WEDNESDAY Slept great Tuesday night! Finally, some rest. We went on a tour…

Peru

WEDNESDAY Got in at midnight to Lima hotel. Uneventful plane trip. Taxi was in a Mercedes and cost $50. THURSDAY Slept in. Met group at noon in lobby. Tour director is Victor Hugo. No joke. Skipped lunch. Took the bus to downtown Lima for sightseeing at a monestary where we could not take pictures inside….

North to Alaska

In 2011 my husband and I took a tour of Alaska. This was the first time I got a little serious with my DSLR. Most of the pictures were abysmal, but some have merit. This was a trip that set me up to do things I’d never done before, like kayaking on the Sea of Valdese, in…