Galapagos Islands

FRIDAY Wake up call was at 4:15am. Ugh. The group stood outside of the hotel’s restaurant at 5:00am while the staff worked furiously to open the doors. They couldn’t find the keys so they worked on dismantling the lock. Fortunately we all ended up well fed before our ride to the airport. Our flight is…

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…

It all started with a Kodak Brownie

When I was maybe seven years old, my father bought a Kodak Brownie camera and began teaching my sister and me how to use it. “The picture looks upside down, so keep that in mind when you frame the picture.” he told us. Since that time I have loved taking pictures. I upgraded to a Kodak…