To be honest, I’m beat. Sleep deprived, but for a good reason. My daughter, Julia, was out VERY late last night, did not get home until way after 1:00 AM in the morning!!!!! And to think on her 13th birthday!
That is because she returned from the Galapagos last night, and her flight from Miami was late. This was a trip organized and operated by my sister, Bunny, and her husband, Glen. The two of them try to arrange for a nice (although usually too short, I’m sure) vacation once a year or so. Recently they’ve been to Peru a couple of times, Copper Canyon, Turkey, Tanzania. This time they decided to go to the Galapagos with their two nieces.
The word is that the trip went very well. The trip focused on sea kayaking and snorkeling. I have to tell you that Julia, prior to the trip, was more that a little more concerned, to the extent that I thought was unhealthy, about sharks. (Which is very easy for me to say … you are not going to find me snorkeling in no stinkin’ ocean…). I had actually rented a couple of documentaries on the Galapagos but previewed them to see if they had sharks, and they did … big time sharks, with the scary music and everything. So I quietly slipped those DVDs right back into the Netflix envelope and no one was the wiser.
So Julia gets back and has all these shark stories. She loved swimming among the sharks. There was something about her bathing suit that made them especially interested in her, apparently. Mostly, though, it was fun to swim among the sea lions and iguanas.
She and I will put something together with her photos eventually, but I’ve placed one item (above) to give you a hint as to what might be coming.