Tigger’s photo:  The stinky place
Jul11

Tigger’s photo: The stinky place

These crabs were for sale.  They were still alive.  And it was stinky.

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Tigger photo Wednesday
Jul04

Tigger photo Wednesday

I thought this was a cute picture to...

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Traveling in Style
Jul02

Traveling in Style

You probably remember that in mid-June we endured 30 hours of bus rides to go from Olón, Ecuador, to Lima, Peru.  Both of us were dreading the ride.  I was probably even more reluctant than Tigger since our last really long bus ride was a very rough experience.  The ride felt a little less daunting, though, as soon as we boarded and got settled in a bit.  Tigger quickly decided this was “the coolest thing I’ve ever...

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Tigger the Surfer Boy
Jun22

Tigger the Surfer Boy

Ever since we began our journey, Tigger has been gung-ho to take surfing lessons.  Cozumel’s waves were great for body surfing and Boogie boarding, but that was about it.  Utila . . . stick with diving there.  So once we were in Ecuador and I discovered their coast had good surfing, we headed there to make Tigger’s wish come true.  Here he is riding in after his 2nd lesson.  I love the look of concentration and the slight...

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A Joining of Civilizations–Ecuador’s Only Inca Ruins
Jun19

A Joining of Civilizations–Ecuador’s Only Inca Ruins

While living in Cuenca, Ecuador, we heard about the only Inca ruins in Ecuador.  I love visiting ruins, and these are a bit unique, so I couldn’t resist.  A local Spanish teacher was taking a group of people on a day trip that sounded wonderful, and we decided to join her and a handful of tourists. We began the day with a trip to some Cañari ruins on a small mountain known as Cojitambo.  The Cañari were a pre-Incan civilization...

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A slice of paradise on Ecuador’s coast
Jun18

A slice of paradise on Ecuador’s coast

We came to this area for Tigger to take some surfing lessons.  We “discovered” this little beach town (Olón) while staying at a nearby resort and immediately fell in love with it and moved there after our stay at the resort was done.  Tigger and I both agreed this town has made it onto our list of places we’d live longer term. In this photo I loved the juxtaposition of the thatched cabañas, the awnings for people...

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