One of Tigger’s Dreams Comes True

Before I first met Tigger, he was given a photo album so he could learn more about his new family. In it I included some photos of Paris and mentioned it was my favorite city. While we were counting our final days in Morocco, Tigger kept sharing how excited he was to finally be going to Paris. I was curious why since I talk about a lot of places I enjoy. It turned out he had been wanting to go to Paris ever since he discovered it was...

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Tigger & Wreck Diving
Sep10

Tigger & Wreck Diving

When your dad is a scuba instructor and you love diving, it can be really great. The minimum age for open water diver certification is 10, but it’s junior open water. That means you must dive with either a parent or a dive professional (divemaster or above), and you’re also limited to a depth of 12 meters/40 feet. Usually that’s just fine. You tend to see more fish at those depths, breathing uses less air, and you...

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Surfing
Aug08

Surfing

Surf’s Up encouraged me to go surfing. I wanted to do it while we were in Ecuador. I wasn’t sure I would like it because I didn’t know if it was going to be safe, so I was a little afraid. First thing you do is exercises on land. My first time surfing I constantly kept falling. My second time it was like I could fly. You should learn to surf so if you go on vacation and they have surfing you can do it. It’s a really fun sport, and...

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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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The good life of the Ecuadorian coast
Jun13

The good life of the Ecuadorian coast

I thought this view would be really cool to share with you.  It′s from our room at the Samai Lodge outside of Olón,...

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